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FEATURED PANEL: The Welfare State in Transition: A Comparative Perspective. Sponsored by APSA

Social Welfare
Welfare State
Comparative Perspective
P132
Steven Rathgeb Smith
American Political Science Association
Open Section

Friday 09:00 - 10:40 (08/09/2017)

Building: Eilert Sundts hus Floor: 1 Room: ES AUD7

Abstract

The welfare state environment is in the midst of transition, and is changing in ways that have significant implications for the nonprofit and social services sectors. Austerity and welfare retrenchment, increased competition among providers (including with for-profits), and more stringent evaluation and reporting requirements have affected the opportunities and challenges that service providers face. However, these changes, and their implications, differ across the wide variety of welfare states. This panel will address the changes in the welfare state environment and its effects on service providers in comparative perspective, focusing on common trends of austerity and competition while illuminating how different welfare states are dealing with these challenges.

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