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The Future of the Welfare State
Aired 9/10/1998

Both the idea and the reality of the welfare state seem to be in retreat in Western democracies.

  Fred Block
    University of California, Davis
  Jill Quadagno
    Florida State University
  Margaret Weir
    University of California, Berkeley
  Theda Skocpol
    Harvard University

Originally Aired: 9/10/1998

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