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Welfare State

  • By: Hagen Schulz-Forberg
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The welfare state describes a variety of political practices and processes related to the arrangement of a social and economic order within a polity. It is relevant for global studies from at least four perspectives. First, it is embraced by many ...

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