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Author Green-Pedersen, Christoffer.

Title The politics of justification : party competition and welfare-state retrenchment in Denmark and the Netherlands from 1982 to 1998 / Christoffer Green-Pedersen.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2002.


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Description 1 online resource (207 pages).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Changing Welfare States
Changing welfare states.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-196) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents From theories of expansion to theories of retrenchment -- A framework for government choice on retrenchment -- Research strategy and research design -- Retrenchments in Denmark and the Netherlands -- Dutch Politics and welfare-state retrenchment : How party competition produced consensus -- Danish politics and welfare-state retrenchment : The difficulties of a right-wing government and the possibilities of a left-wing government -- The evidence on balance and some quibbles -- Party politics matter -- summary and implications.
Summary "The Politics of Justification is an investigation of welfare retrenchment in Denmark and the Netherlands, 1982-1998. Welfare retrenchment is politically highly controversial, but still governments do retrench. This book argues that governments can implement retrenchment if they can achieve a party political consensus allowing them to frame retrenchment in a way that makes it seems justified to the electorate. In the Netherlands, such a consensus emerged in the mid 1980s due to the power of the CDA. It has allowed Dutch government to implement a number of welfare retrenchments. In Denmark, a consensus did not emerge until the Social Democratic Party re-entered government in 1993 explaining why the Danish welfare state has seen less retrenchment than the Dutch one. With its focus on the strategies of the political parties, the book differs from many other studies of the subject focusing on the role of political institutions"--Publisher's description.
Language English.
Subject Welfare state -- Denmark.
Welfare state -- Netherlands.
…tat providence -- Danemark.
…tat providence -- Pays-Bas.
Society and social sciences.
Politics and government.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Services.
Welfare state. (OCoLC)fst01173685
Denmark. (OCoLC)fst01204558
Netherlands. (OCoLC)fst01204034
Politieke partijen.
Chronological Term Geschichte 1982-1998
Indexed Term Political science
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Green-Pedersen, Christoffer. Politics of justification. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2002 9053565906 (OCoLC)51388909
ISBN 0585496447 (electronic bk.)
9780585496443 (electronic bk.)
9789048505159 (electronic bk.)
9048505151 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000051337625
AU@ 000061961793
DEBBG BV043078736
DEBBG BV044133572
DEBSZ 422394548
GBVCP 100356884X
GBVCP 801112559
NLGGC 380783207
NZ1 14936124
AU@ 000065057384

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