Globalisation/welfare: what's the preposition? And, or, versus, with?

Herman M. Schwartz

in Social Policy Review 15

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9781847424709
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303428 | DOI:
Globalisation/welfare: what's the preposition? And, or, versus, with?

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This chapter examines some of the common arguments and confusions about the welfare state and globalisation. It begins by making a case for looking broadly at social protection. It then shows how the use of a broader conception of social protection allows one to make a better causal argument on the link between the ‘non-domestic’ and ‘domestic’ causes of changes in the supply and demand of welfare services or transfers. The chapter ends by suggesting that globalisation has surely changed the post-war welfare state.

Keywords: welfare state; globalisation; social protection; welfare services; welfare transfers

Chapter.  8958 words. 

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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