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Re-Doubling the Crises of the Welfare State: The impact of Brexit on UK welfare politics

Taylor-Gooby, Peter (2017) Re-Doubling the Crises of the Welfare State: The impact of Brexit on UK welfare politics. Journal of Social Policy, 46 (4). pp. 815-835. ISSN 0047-2794. E-ISSN 1469-7823. (doi:10.1017/S0047279417000538)

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The double crisis approach distinguishes two kinds of challenge confronting modern welfare states: long-term structural problems and short-term difficulties resulting from policy choices which affect the success with which the long-term issues can be addressed. Structural challenges include two main areas: • globalisation and technological changes demanding that governments direct attention to national competitiveness, and • population ageing, requiring more spending on pensions, and health and social care. Recent policy-related problems include the austerity programme since 2010 which has been particularly directed towards benefits and services for working-age people. Responses to both kinds of challenge have set the stage for Brexit.

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DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0047279417000538
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 15:19 UTC
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