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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>12/1999
<mark>Journal</mark>Social Policy and Administration
Issue number4
Number of pages12
Pages (from-to)348-359
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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.

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