Social Citizenship, Solidarity and Welfare in Regionalized and Plurinational States

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Abstract

The social welfare literature has often assumed the existence of a unified, territorial nation-state. This would provide the basis for solidarity and social citizenship, while mobilizing the resources for redistribution. Spatial rescaling and boundary-opening have put the model in question as market-making, market regulation and market-correction have migrated to different levels. States have also widely decentralized. Some fear that this poses a threat to the welfare state by weakening social citizenship and provoking a race to the bottom. Yet solidarity might be re-forged at new levels. The empirical evidence gives little sustenance to the argument for a race to the bottom but rather suggests that social solidarity is being rebuilt at multiple levels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)501-513
Number of pages13
JournalCitizenship Studies
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2009

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  • social welfare
  • decentralization
  • devolution

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Social Citizenship, Solidarity and Welfare in Regionalized and Plurinational States. / Keating, Michael.

In: Citizenship Studies, Vol. 13, No. 5, 30.06.2009, p. 501-513.

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