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Developments in Swedish social policy : resisting Dionysus

Author: Arthur Gould; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
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For many decades, Sweden was seen as a model welfare state. Only with the onset of economic problems in the 1990s have successive governments felt compelled to curb social spending and abandon the goal of full employment. This book is about the changes introduced and the political, institutional and cultural resistance they encountered. Detailed accounts of changes to welfare services and benefits are included  Read more...
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Gould, Arthur.
Developments in Swedish social policy.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001
(DLC) 2001016427
(OCoLC)45669164
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Gould; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230288270 0230288278
OCLC Number: 681923944
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 225 pages)
Contents: List of Tables --
Preface --
Acknowledgements --
Glossary --
Postmodern World ... --
... Modern Society --
The 'People's Home' --
Political and Economic Change --
Social Insecurity: Benefits and Services --
Grey Policies: Caring for the Elderly --
The State of Women --
Responses to Unemployment --
The Restrictive Line: Alcohol and Drugs --
Apollo versus Dionysus --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Arthur Gould.
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