The Moral Economy of Welfare States: Britain and Germany Compared

1st Edition

Steffen Mau

Routledge
Published April 28, 2014
Reference - 238 Pages
ISBN 9780415758598 - CAT# Y163065
Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

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Summary

This book investigates why people are willing to support an institutional arrangement that realises large-scale redistribution of wealth between social groups of society. Steffen Mau introduces the concept of 'the moral economy' to show that acceptance of welfare exchanges rests on moral assumptions and ideas of social justice people adhere to. Analysing both the institution of welfare and the public attitudes towards such schemes, the book demonstrates that people are neither selfish nor altruistic; rather they tend to reason reciprocally.

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