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Black swans and elephants on the move: the impact of emergencies on the welfare state

Castles, Francis


This article addresses the question of how unexpected national and international emergencies - the 'black swans' of war, economic depression, hyperinflation and, more prospectively and topically, terrorist incidents and environmental catastrophes - affect the character of welfare state interventions and welfare state development. We do have clear evidence of such effects in the past: hyperinflation in Germany made that country particularly inflation averse; the Great Depression was a stimulus...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of European Social Policy
DOI: 10.1177/0958928709358793


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