The moral economy of welfare states : Britain and Germany compared
Title: The moral economy of welfare states : Britain and Germany compared
Author: MAU, Steffen
Citation: Florence, European University Institute, 2002
Series/Number: EUI PhD theses; Department of Political and Social Sciences
The welfare state can be regarded as the major institutional arrangement of western societies that contributes to a socially accepted allocation of resources amongst the members of a given society. It is a means by which the political sphere re-balances intolerable inequalities and outcomes that have occurred within the market. For this purpose, a significant proportion of income must be transferred between individuals and social groups. Most welfare measures, therefore, are redistributive measures that aim at achieving a distribution of societal resources that is preferable to the primary distribution of the market.
LC Subject Heading: Welfare economics; Welfare state; Great Britain -- Social policy; Germany -- Social policy
Defence date: 22 April 2002; Examining board: Prof. Richard Breen (EUI/University of Oxford - supervisor) ; Prof. Colin Crouch (EUI) ; Prof. Stephan Leibfried (Universität Bremen) ; Prof. Karl Ulrich Mayer (MPI für Bildungforschung Berlin)
Published version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/22505
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