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Introduction (The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare state)

Castles, Francis; Leibfried, Stephan; Lewis, Jane; Obinger, Herbert; Pierson, Christopher


This article discusses the book, which elucidates the philosophical justifications underlying the welfare state; the approaches, methods, and disciplinary perspectives of comparative social policy research; and the historical development and driving forces of the welfare state, its past achievements, contemporary challenges, and likely future developments. The origins of the Western welfare state date back to the last quarter of the nineteenth century and are closely associated with deep...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of The Welfare State
DOI: .1093/oxfordhb/9780199579396.003.0001


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