Changing social risks, changing risk protection?

Mara A. Yerkes

in Transforming the Dutch welfare state

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847429636
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304081 | DOI:
Changing social risks, changing risk protection?

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The interaction of political, economic, and social actors within the institutional context of the Dutch welfare state creates processes of social-risk protection. Drawing from institutional and rational-actor theories, this chapter looks for social mechanisms that play a role in explaining social-risk protection. These mechanisms, at the level of institutions, actors, and processes, are used to create a set of expectations that suggest what is likely to happen in the Dutch response to social risks.

Keywords: social mechanisms; social-risk protection; Dutch welfare state; social risks

Chapter.  8355 words. 

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