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Transforming the Dutch welfare stateSocial risks and corporatist reform$
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Mara A. Yerkes

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781847429636

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847429636.001.0001

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Transforming the Dutch welfare state

Transforming the Dutch welfare state

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Transforming the Dutch welfare state
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Mara A. Yerkes

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429636.003.0006

This chapter discusses how, in contrast to other Continental European welfare states, the Dutch welfare state has been successful in responding to changing and emerging social risks, leading to a transformation from a generous but passive welfare state during the 1980s to an active welfare state delineated along the lines of welfare and workfare today. The politics of social-risk protection are now shaped by an underlying discussion of social rights and citizenship in the welfare state. Whether this leads to collective social-risk protection will depend upon the perceived externality of social risks or the perceived relationship with employment.

Keywords:   Netherlands, welfare states, social risks, social rights, citizenship

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