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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) (KAR id:62126)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0047279417000538
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2017 15:19 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62126 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Taylor-Gooby, Peter: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4825-1250
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