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The Next Welfare State? : UK Welfare after COVID-19

Pierson, Christopher (Department of Politics, University of Nottingham)
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bristol University Press (Policy Press)
Published: September 1, 2021
ISBN: 9781447361190
152 pages, No
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£19.99

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, Nottingham-based academic 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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