Reconceptualising the Welfare State
Model: The Rise of a ‘Selective Welfare
State’ in the United Kingdom?
Nasrul Ismail
Vi...
Content
Definition of the ‘Welfare State’
‘Welfare state’ is a loosely used terminology. It
refers to the non-market, governmental...
Modus Operandi of a Welfare State
Enabling
Sustaining
Genealogical Investigation of the
Welfare State in the United Kingdom
Sustaining
Economic Pressures
• The cost of the welfare state has accelerated significantly faster
than inflation while the tax base ...
How Recessions Compare
Major Public Sector Transformation
Curtailment of the State Benefit
Summer of Discontent 2011
Summer of Discontent 2011 - Continued
Troubled Families Agenda
Troubled Families Agenda - Continued
A Hand, Not a Hand-out –
Empowering the Population
Passing the Blame onto the Local
Government
State’s Powers versus Individual
Rights
Questioning the Selective Welfare
Concept – Judicial Review
Questioning the Selective Welfare
Concept – NGOs
Questioning the Selective Welfare
Concept – Election
Power Shift - 2010 General Election and 2013 Local
Government Election Comparison
Concluding Remarks
Any Questions?
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Presentation at the Policy and Politics Conference 2013, Bristol on 17th September 2013. It explores the emergence of a ‘selective welfare state’ in the United Kingdom under the prefecture of the current coalition government. Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/15BuHlf.

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Reconceptualising the Welfare State Model: The Rise of a ‘Selective Welfare State’ in the United Kingdom?

  1. 1. Reconceptualising the Welfare State Model: The Rise of a ‘Selective Welfare State’ in the United Kingdom? Nasrul Ismail Visiting Research Fellow School of Law, University of Bristol Nasrul.ismail@bristol.ac.uk @na5ru1 | #PP2013
  2. 2. Content
  3. 3. Definition of the ‘Welfare State’ ‘Welfare state’ is a loosely used terminology. It refers to the non-market, governmental provision of, or direct funding of, consumption needs in conventional areas such as income, housing and healthcare (Hasenfeld et al., 1987: 389)
  4. 4. Modus Operandi of a Welfare State Enabling Sustaining
  5. 5. Genealogical Investigation of the Welfare State in the United Kingdom Sustaining
  6. 6. Economic Pressures • The cost of the welfare state has accelerated significantly faster than inflation while the tax base has expanded only slightly faster than inflation. • Unparalleled growth of public spending in 2000s. • Financial crisis and support for the main clearing banks since 2008 and rigorous use of quantitative easing of over £200m. • Greying population and contraction of labour market.
  7. 7. How Recessions Compare
  8. 8. Major Public Sector Transformation
  9. 9. Curtailment of the State Benefit
  10. 10. Summer of Discontent 2011
  11. 11. Summer of Discontent 2011 - Continued
  12. 12. Troubled Families Agenda
  13. 13. Troubled Families Agenda - Continued
  14. 14. A Hand, Not a Hand-out – Empowering the Population
  15. 15. Passing the Blame onto the Local Government
  16. 16. State’s Powers versus Individual Rights
  17. 17. Questioning the Selective Welfare Concept – Judicial Review
  18. 18. Questioning the Selective Welfare Concept – NGOs
  19. 19. Questioning the Selective Welfare Concept – Election
  20. 20. Power Shift - 2010 General Election and 2013 Local Government Election Comparison
  21. 21. Concluding Remarks
  22. 22. Any Questions?

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