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Arguments for welfare: the welfare state and social policy.

Spicker, Paul


Paul Spicker


This book makes the case for the welfare state. Nearly every government in the developed world offers some form of social protection, and measures to improve the social and economic well-being of its citizens. However, the provision of welfare is under attack. The critics argue that welfare states are illegitimate, that things are best left to the market, and that welfare has bad effects on the people who receive it. If we need to be reminded why we ought to have welfare, it is because so many people have come think that we should not. This chapter presents 26 reasons for the provision of welfare. The file for this record represents only a sample chapter from the whole work, which is available for purchase from the publisher.


SPICKER, P. 2017. Arguments for welfare: the welfare state and social policy. London: Rowman and Littlefield International Ltd [online]. Available from:

Book Type Monograph
Online Publication Date Mar 31, 2017
Publication Date Apr 16, 2017
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 13, 2018
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield International
ISBN 9781786603012
Keywords Public policy; Social services; Welfare state
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