Book review : The next welfare state? UK welfare after COVID-19 by Christopher Pierson

Ginsburg, Norman (2022) Book review : The next welfare state? UK welfare after COVID-19 by Christopher Pierson. Critical Social Policy, 42 (3). pp. 559-560. ISSN 1461-703X

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COVID-19 has transformed the British welfare state. The government has created millions of new beneficiaries, spent tens of billions of pounds it doesn't have and created a mountain of public debt. And yet, when the crisis has passed, we will be left with all the old problems of welfare and well-being which we have systematically failed to address over the past 50 years.

In this book, Christopher Pierson argues that we need to think quite differently about how we can ensure our collective well-being in the future. To do this, he looks backwards to the welfare state's origins and development as well as forwards, unearthing some surprising solutions in unexpected places.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: COVID-19; pandemic; welfare state; United Kingdom
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 360 Social problems & services; associations
Department: School of Social Sciences and Professions
SWORD Depositor: Pub Router
Depositing User: Pub Router
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2022 08:25
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2022 08:26


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