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"The New Face of Germany: Gramsci, Neorealism & Hegemony"

1991 – Simon Reich


Building on his research at the Center for European Studies, Ivar Bleiklie of the University of Bergen analyses one of the fundamental aspects associated with the transformation of the contemporary welfare state. He shows how non-material, as opposed to purely material, assistance has become an increasingly important component of social provision and develops a schema for describing the different types of non-material assistance that may be provided. He goes on to explore the implications of this development for the resilience of welfare states and for related labor-market issues.