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The welfare we want?: The British challenge for American reform

Robert Walker and Michael Wiseman


In the UK, both Conservative and New Labour welfare strategies have been influenced by American policies. British welfare reform has continued in recent years, while American policies appear to have stagnated. What now are the lessons of British reform for America? This book presents a detailed and unique comparison of welfare policies in the two countries. Throughout the book, international experts outline, compare, and contrast the reform strategies pursued in each country, and summarise the results to date. The editors argue that recent American reforms have failed to address key problems b ... More

Keywords: UK, Conservative, New Labour, welfare strategies, American policies, British welfare reform, transatlantic policy dialogue

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9781861344083
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344083.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Walker, editor

Michael Wiseman, editor