The Withering of the Welfare State


  • James Connelly
  • Jack Hayward

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. From Citizen Solidarity to Self-Serving Inequality

  3. Public Intervention: The Roles of State and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
  4. Vicissitudes of Democratic Institutions and Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
  5. Intrusive National and International Market Forces

  6. The Residual Warfare State

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

About this book


Since the 1970s the public commitment to social solidarity between citizens through comprehensive provision of welfare has been eroded by the imperatives of international markets. In this volume the problems posed to public intervention are analyzed. The contributors compare and evaluate how different countries have dealt with these challenges.


constitution democracy Institution intervention Policy social policy

Editors and affiliations

  • James Connelly
    • 1
  • Jack Hayward
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Politics and International StudiesUniversity of HullUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Politics and International StudiesUniversity of Hull, University of OxfordUnited Kingdom

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