Welfare, Populism and Welfare Chauvinism

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In the wake of the financial crisis, and with increasing numbers of people in precarious and low paid jobs, there has been a surprising surge of support for populist right-wing political parties who often promote an anti-welfare message. Tougher approaches and welfare chauvinism are on the agenda in many countries, with policies which reduce the welfare state for those seen as undeserving and changes that often disproportionally benefit the rich.

Why are voters seemingly not concerned about growing inequality? Using a mixed-methods approach and newly released data, this book aims to answer this question and to show possible ways forward for welfare states.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherPolicy Press
Number of pages168
ISBN (Print)9781447350439
ISBN (Electronic)9781447350507
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesResearch in Comparative and Global Social Policy

Bibliographical note

This book has also been issued as a Paperback from Policy Press, 2020. ISBN: 978-1-4473-5044-6


  • welfare
  • populism
  • welfare chauvinism

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