Publisher description for Radical welfare state retrenchment in comparative perspective / Peter Starke.


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Welfare state retrenchment has been puzzling political scientists--and for that matter, the general public--for years. Why should politicians who wish to be re-elected endeavor to scale back highly popular welfare entitlements? What are the political incentives and opportunities that make such a course of action likely? This book offers an international comparative analysis of welfare state retrenchment, and uniquely includes an indepth examination of its most radical deployment.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Welfare state -- OECD countries -- History -- 20th century.
Welfare state -- OECD countries -- History -- 21st century.
Welfare state -- OECD countries -- Cross-cultural studies.
Welfare state -- New Zealand -- History -- 20th century.
Welfare state -- New Zealand -- History -- 21st century.
Welfare state -- Europe, Western -- History -- 20th century.
Welfare state -- Europe, Western -- History -- 21st century.