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By Wim Van Oorschot, Michael Opielka, Birgit Pfau-Effinger

"Culture and Welfare kingdom" offers comparative experiences within the interaction among cultural components and welfare regulations. beginning with an research of the historic and cultural foundations of Western-European welfare states, mirrored within the competing ideologies of liberalism, conservatism and socialism, the publication is going directly to evaluate the Western-European welfare version to these in North-America, Asia and crucial and japanese Europe. complete and fascinating, this quantity examines not just the relationships among cultural switch and welfare restructuring, taking empirical facts from coverage reforms in modern Europe, but additionally the preferred legitimacy of welfare, focusing fairly at the underlying values, ideals and attitudes of individuals in ecu nations.

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Furthermore, dimensions of stratification interact with the result that individuals in particular categories are highly disadvantaged in terms of the exercise of citizenship rights, particularly social citizenship rights. 13 These contradictions are associated with citizenship in all liberal democratic capitalist societies not just in those societies we characterize as ‘liberal’. 14 The twin pillars of these societies are a capitalist economic system and a democratic political system. This duality means that economic and political power constrain one another.

3–28. ’, in Franz-Xaver Kaufmann, Anton Kuijsten, Hans-Joachim Schulze and Klaus-Peter Strohmeier (eds), Family Life and Family Policies in Europe, vol. 2: Problems and Issues in Comparative Perspective, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 321–62. Swank, Duane and Hans-Georg Betz (2003), ‘Globalization, the welfare state, and right wing populism in Western Europe’, Socio-Economic Review, 1 (2), 215–45. Swidler, Ann (1986), ‘Culture in action: symbols and strategies’, American Sociological Review, 51 (2), 273–86.

1999: 51). In summary, social liberalism is characterized by a reluctant collectivism to use the terminology of George and Wilding (1985), that is, it accepted the need for state intervention to compensate for the negative consequences of the unregulated market economy, but it adhered to the individualism and primacy of private enterprise that characterized classical liberalism and while it argued for a lessening of the consequences of inequality it favoured inequality on economic incentive grounds.

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