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The conditional welfare state

Peter Dwyer

in Modernising the welfare state

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420404
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302834 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.003.0012
The conditional welfare state

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This chapter utilises the work of Hall (1993) and 6 and Peck (2004) to explore welfare conditionality under New Labour. Hall's (1993) discussion of policy learning and paradigm shift is useful for analysing the wider importance of the conditional welfare state that has been mapped out by the Blair administrations. His discussion of three key policy variables (that is, goals, instruments, and settings) provides a useful way for considering the wider significance and long-term impact of New Labour's welfare reforms. Likewise, consideration of 6 and Peck's (2004) work highlights that several elements of New Labour's ‘modernisation’ agenda are also relevant here.

Keywords: welfare conditionality; welfare policy; New Labour; welfare reform; modernisation

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