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The Political Sociology of the Welfare State
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The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Stefan Svallfors


A comparative analysis of the political attitudes, values, aspirations, and identities of citizens in advanced industrial societies, this book focuses on the different ways in which social policies and national politics affect personal opinions on justice, political responsibility, and the overall trustworthiness of politicians. How have socio-political orientations changed in recent years? How do national institutions impact people's attitudes and values? Is there a correlation between orientations and changing social stratification patterns? How are attitudes translated into action under dif ... More

Keywords: political attitudes, values, aspirations, identities, citizens, social policies, national politics, personal opinions, justice, political responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780804754354
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Svallfors, editor