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What politicians and the media said about the benefits system in the 1990s and 2000s caused the public to turn against welfare by 2010

O'Grady, Tom (2022) What politicians and the media said about the benefits system in the 1990s and 2000s caused the public to turn against welfare by 2010. British Politics and Policy at LSE (24 May 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Why has Britain’s welfare system been reformed so radically and why, until recently, did the public enthusiastically endorse such changes? Tom O’Grady traces the evolution of British welfare policy, politics, discourse, and public opinion since the 1980s, and argues that since the 1990s, a long-term change in discourse from both politicians and the media caused the public to turn against welfare by 2010. That, combined with the financial crisis, left the system uniquely vulnerable to cuts.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 13:12
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 13:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/116317

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