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Contested Welfare States: Welfare Attitudes in Europe and Beyond

Stefan Svallfors


The welfare state is a trademark of the European social model. An extensive set of social and institutional actors provides protection against common risks, offering economic support in periods of hardship and ensuring access to care and services. Welfare policies define a set of social rights and address common vulnerabilities to protect citizens from market uncertainties. But over recent decades, European welfare states have undergone profound restructuring and recalibration. This book analyzes people's attitudes toward welfare policies across Europe, and offers a novel comparison with the U ... More

Keywords: welfare state, Europe, European social model, economic support, access to care, welfare policies, social rights, United States, resources, public policies

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780804782524
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804782524.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Svallfors, editor

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