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Policy change, public attitudes and social citizenship
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Policy change, public attitudes and social citizenship: Does neoliberalism matter?

Louise Humpage


Neoliberal reforms have seen a radical shift in government thinking about social citizenship rights around the world. But have they had a similarly significant impact on public support for these rights? This unique book traces public views on social citizenship across three decades through attitudinal data from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. It argues that support for some aspects of social citizenship diminished more significantly under some political regimes than others, and that limited public resistance following the financial crisis of 2008-2009 further suggests the public ... More

Keywords: Attitudes, social citizenship, neoliberalism, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Australia, public opinion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781847429650
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847429650.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louise Humpage, author
University of Auckland, New Zealand