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Welfare, Populism and Welfare Chauvinism

Bent Greve


In the wake of the financial crisis, and with increasing numbers of people in precarious and low paid jobs, there has been a surprising surge of support for populist right-wing political parties who often promote an anti-welfare message. Tougher approaches and welfare chauvinism is on the agenda in many countries, with policies which reduce the welfare state for those seen as undeserving and changes often disproportionally benefit the rich. Why are voters seemingly not concerned about growing inequality? Using a mixed methods approach and newly released data, this book aims to answer this ques ... More

Keywords: Populism, welfare chauvinism, welfare state, trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447350439
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447350439.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bent Greve, author
Roskilde University