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date: 17 June 2019

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In a comparative perspective, the Swedish welfare state is known for being more universal, comprehensive, and extensive than is the case for most other OECD countries. Usually, the normative, economic, and political parts of this enterprise are analyzed separately by scholars in different disciplines. This chapter presents an analysis of how the moral, electoral, and redistributive logic of the Swedish welfare state are integrated and should be understood as a precondition for the system as a whole. The argument is based on the idea that political support for the welfare system cannot be explained without reference to its moral foundations, which explain the sustainability of the system.

Keywords: welfare state, social policy, political legitimacy, social norms, social rights

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