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Devolution and social citizenship in the UK

Scott L. Greer


Most of the expansive literature on social citizenship follows its leading thinker, T. H. Marshall, and talks only about the British state, often referring only to England. But social citizenship rights require taxation, spending, effective public services, and politics committed to them. They can only be as strong as politics makes them. That means that the distinctive territorial politics of the UK are reshaping citizenship rights as they reshape policies, obligations, and finance across the UK. This book explores how changing territorial politics are impacting on social citizenship rights a ... More

Keywords: social citizenship, England, taxation, politics, devolution, welfare state, intergovernmental relations, policy divergence, public opinion, European Union

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847420367
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847420367.001.0001


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Scott L. Greer, editor

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