Nykyinen ja aktuaalinen hyvinvointivaltio: synteesi viimeaikojen suomalaisesta keskustelusta

The contemporary and the actual welfare state: A synthesis on recent Finnish discussions

The starting point of this article is a diagnosis of the arguments concerning the facticity and actuality of the welfare state. The different backgrounds of the welfare state debate are discussed in relation to the analyses and interpretations made from experienced and reflected reality. The thesis is that the Finnish welfare state has only recently become an object of historical and critical evaluation and that the ongoing metamorphosis of the welfare system will suffer from both the defence and the critique of welfare state as a 'superstructure'. Thus, it is advisable to be more aware of the political and cultural context in which actual welfare programmes operate.

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