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The Transformation of American Liberalism$
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George Klosko

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199973415

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.001.0001

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The American Welfare State

The American Welfare State

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(p.14) Chapter 1 The American Welfare State
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The Transformation of American Liberalism
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George Klosko

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973415.003.0002

Background on the American welfare state. What we mean by welfare states; early history of American welfare state; causal factors in regard to how it developed, and the American welfare state in comparative perspective. We also look at the role of political justification in the development of American welfare programs.

Keywords:   welfare state, liberalism, American exceptionalism, political culture, public justification, path dependency

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