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The Swedish conservative party and the welfare state: Institutional change and adapting preferences
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2008 (English)In: Government and Opposition, ISSN 0017-257X, E-ISSN 1477-7053, Vol. 43, no 4, 539-560 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

IN SPITE OF PREDICTIONS TO THE CONTRARY, EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT the welfare state is alive and well. There is a general agreement in the literature that a fundamental transformation of an existing welfare state is uncommon; there have been incremental adjustments, but there is persisting institutional variation between countries.(2) Furthermore, there is a general agreement regarding the importance of the existing organization of the welfare state for which trajectory welfare reform takes. A residual welfare state discourages middle-class support of welfare, whereas a universal welfare state encourages it.(3) This difference creates different political logics in the two systems. Swank finds support for these arguments in a quantitative analysis of expenditure in 15 countries.(4).

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2008. Vol. 43, no 4, 539-560 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-140356DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-7053.2008.00268.xISI: 000259613500002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-140356DiVA: diva2:383479
Available from: 2011-01-05 Created: 2011-01-05 Last updated: 2011-01-05Bibliographically approved

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