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Author Farnsworth, Kevin.
Title Social versus corporate welfare : competing needs and interests within the welfare state / Kevin Farnsworth.
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
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Description xii, 222 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary "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."--Publisher's website.
Subject Public welfare -- History.
Subsidies -- History.
Welfare state -- History.
ISBN 0230274536
9780230274532
OCLC number 748328924