Risk and the welfare state.

  title={Risk and the welfare state.},
  author={Peter Taylor-Gooby and Howard David Dean and Michelle Munro and George O. Parker},
  journal={The British journal of sociology},
  volume={50 2},
The British welfare state developed as a state-centred response to the problem of handling the risks encountered in a typical life-course. The influential work of Giddens and others implies that the traditional welfare state is under attack from two directions: a changing international politico-economic environment limits the freedom of national governments to pursue independent policies involving relatively high taxation to finance social spending. At the same time, changes in the experience… CONTINUE READING