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    The NESC Developmental Welfare State: A glass half empty or a glass half full?

    Murphy, Mary P. (2007) The NESC Developmental Welfare State: A glass half empty or a glass half full? Administration, 55 (3). pp. 75-100.

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    The NESC report is a welcome description of serious social deficits and inequalities that persist in Ireland. An analysis of Ireland’s welfare state acknowledges that existing policies and approaches to organising social policy are not tackling social inequalities. NESC argues that Ireland is a hybrid welfare state undergoing multiple changes and proposes an alternative conceptualisation of the welfare state to steer future reforms. This conceptualisation is of a ‘developmental welfare state’ which NESC describes as three overlapping domains of welfare state activity; core services, income supports and activist measures.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: NESC; Welfare State;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 1193
    Depositing User: Dr. Mary Murphy
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 12:58
    Journal or Publication Title: Administration
    Publisher: Institute of Public Administration of Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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