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The Changing Governance of Welfare: Recent Trends in its Primary Functions, Scale, and Modes of Coordination.

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Journal publication date12/1999
JournalSocial Policy & Administration
Journal number4
Volume33
Number of pages12
Pages348-359
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper discusses four dimensions of the capitalist state's role in economic and social reproduction: its economic and social policy roles, the scales on which these roles are performed, and the modes of governance with which they are associated. It describes the typical postwar welfare regime on these dimensions, analyses the crisis in the governance of welfare that began to emerge in the late 1970s and 1980s, and characterizes the new regime that is tendentially replacing the postwar welfare state.

Bibliographic note

The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com (c) Blackwell 1999.