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Author Gingrich, Jane R., 1978-

Title Making markets in the welfare state [electronic resource] : the politics of varying market reforms / Jane R. Gingrich.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description x, 273 p. : ill.
Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-266) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Markets and politics -- 3. The rise of markets -- 4. Health care markets -- 5. Education markets -- 6. Markets in elderly care -- 7. Conclusion.
Summary "In 1980, Ronald Reagan was elected President of the United States on the promise of radically reforming American government by cutting spending and welfare entitlements and improving conditions for private entrepreneurship. For Reagan, American government was akin to an alligator infested swamp, not only stagnant but dangerous. Thousands of miles away, the Swedish Prime Minister, Olof Palme, in response to a local government's attempt to privatize a childcare center, took a different stance. Palme argued that the introduction of markets would create "Kentucky Fried Children," the market standing for things American and unhealthy, a threat to Swedish children and the Swedish welfare state"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Privatization.
Welfare state.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 1107004624
9781139099615 (e-book)

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