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AuthorMau, Steffen, 1968-
TitleThe moral economy of welfare states [electronic resource] : Britain and Germany compared / Steffen Mau
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
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Descript x, 238 p. : ill


Introduction -- Self-interest and pocket-book attitudes -- Beneficial involvement -- Rising demands and ungovernability -- Legitimation crisis: value for meaning -- The welfare backlash and a rational opposition -- Entrenched interests and 'varieties of capitalism' -- Policy reforms: designing institutions for knaves -- The admixture of motives: broadening the perspective -- Preference formation beyond self-interest -- Institutions: material incentives and social norms -- The moral economy of welfare state institutions -- The homo reciprocus -- Policy designs and the repertoire of motives -- Summary -- An analytical framework -- Welfare institutions and public attitudes -- Survey data and methods -- The state of welfare -- A comparative framework -- The welfare legacy in Britain -- Laissez-faire and new liberalism -- Moving towards a Beveridgean social service state -- A welfare consensus, social rights and symptoms of crisis -- The neo-conservative era -- The activating welfare state -- The welfare legacy in Germany -- Conservative authoritarianism -- The social market economy -- Party responses to institutional drawbacks -- The impact of unification and new pressures on the welfare state -- Welfare regimes and their moral economies: some preliminary thoughts -- The logic of popular support for welfare schemes and their objectives -- Redistribution in our heads: givers and takers -- Interests and interpretations -- Assessing the redistributive impact -- A legitimate agenda for redistribution? -- Paying taxes: value for money and the fairness issue -- Burdensome taxation and the disapproval of redistribution -- Conclusion

Welfare economics Welfare state Great Britain -- Social policy Germany -- Social policy Electronic books.


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