The Clientalistic Turn in Welfare State Policy-Making

December 6, 2018

Evelyne Hübscher, SPP Associate Professor's book The Clientalistic Turn in Welfare State Policy-Making critically assesses the impact of party governments in different institutional settings on welfare state generosity and labour market reforms. Its key findings contradict earlier established views on the impact of leftist governments on welfare state policies. Speciffcally, left-wing governments are pursuing clientelistic policies when facing high institutional constraints and austerity turn out to cater towards the core workforce rather than designing policies for the full range of labour market participants.

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