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Author Mau, Steffen, 1968-

Title The moral economy of welfare states : Britain and Germany compared / by Steffen Mau.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  330.126 MAU    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st published 2003 by Routledge.
Physical description x, 238 p. 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Subject Welfare economics.
Welfare state.
Great Britain -- Social policy.
Germany -- Social policy.
ISBN 0415317541