Citizenship and Social Policy

From Post-War Development to Permanent Crisis

  • Nikos Kourachanis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Nikos Kourachanis
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  3. Nikos Kourachanis
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  4. Nikos Kourachanis
    Pages 85-88
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 89-103

About this book


This book highlights the parallel transformations of the concepts of citizenship and the welfare state, and their dependence on the dominant political ideology, from the post-war period to the present. Kourachanis presents the welfare state as an integral part of the capitalist state and consequently, suggests that any structural changes to the capitalist state will have major impacts on the texture and content of the restructuring of the welfare state. 


The research compares different formulations of citizenship and the welfare state, reflecting on social citizenship and the post-war (or Keynesian) welfare state, as well as welfare provision under neoliberalism. The research will be vital reading for academics, researchers and students of social and public policy, political and humanitarian studies, as well as policy makers  and members of labour unions and activists.


politics of the welfare state citizenship studies sociology of citizenship public administration neoliberalism

Authors and affiliations

  • Nikos Kourachanis
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Social PolicyPanteion UniversityAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-59826-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-59827-3
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