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Author Farnsworth, Kevin
Title Social versus corporate welfare [electronic resource] : competing needs and interests within the welfare state / Kevin Farnsworth
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource
Note Includes index
List of Tables -- List of Figures -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- Corporate Welfare Versus Social Welfare: Competing Needs and Interests within the Welfare State -- The Political Economy of Social-Corporate Welfare: Competing Interests and Competing Needs within Various Capitalisms -- Globalisation, Competing Interests and Governance -- Varieties of Support within Various Capitalisms -- Corporate Welfare Programmes -- Welfare and the Global Economic Crisis -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index --
The greatest myth of modern times is the suggestion that capitalism and corporations do better with less government. The global economic crisis has certainly put paid to this idea. But the massive emergency state bailouts and interventions put in place from 2008 were unique only in their size and scale. Government programmes, designed to meet the needs of business, are not just everyday, they are everywhere and they are essential. Just as social welfare protects citizens from the cradle to the grave, corporate welfare protects and benefits corporations throughout their life course. And yet, in most countries, corporate welfare is hidden and underresearched. Drawing on comparative data from OECD states, this book seeks to shed light on the size, uses and importance of corporate welfareacross variouswelfare regimes
Link Print version: Farnsworth, Kevin. Social versus corporate welfare. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012 9780230274532 (DLC) 2011048075 (OCoLC)748328924
Subject SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare. bisacsh
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy. bisacsh
Public welfare -- History
Subsidies -- History
Welfare state -- History
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Services bisacsh
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