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Welfare as government intervention

Torsten Niechoj

Chapter 7 in A Modern Guide to State Intervention, 2019, pp 164-175 from Edward Elgar Publishing

Abstract: Niechoj analyses the emergence of the modern welfare state - based on the writings of Marx and Polanyi - as a response to the evolution of a market society, and describes the provision of welfare as a collective action problem which is solved by a state that takes responsibility for welfare. The author focuses then on the character of welfare as interventionism and discusses and weighs liberal arguments against welfare.

Keywords: Economics and Finance; Politics and Public Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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