Market Means and Welfare Ends: The UK Welfare State Experiment

  title={Market Means and Welfare Ends: The UK Welfare State Experiment},
  author={Peter Taylor-Gooby and Trine Pernille Larsen and Johannes K. Kananen},
  journal={Journal of Social Policy},
  pages={573 - 592}
The UK is distinctive in having the most liberal market-oriented welfare system in the European Union and the most majoritarian governmental system, capable of rapid and decisive action. The 1997 New Labour government abandoned the traditional neo-Keynesian/social democratic approach of the party and embarked on a programme of market-oriented welfare state reform. This reflects many aspects of policy direction (pursued more gradually and under different circumstances) elsewhere in Europe, and… 

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