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Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

A new model for administering state benefits

Dirk Wolfson In the current issue of Governance, Dirk Wolfson, Professor at Erasmus University, makes the case for  “situational contracting” as a model for the reform of welfare state benefits.  This model, he argues, emphasizes the relationship between rights and responsibilities, allowing contracting authorities greater discretion to adjust benefits to the willingness of individuals to fulfill their responsibilities.  Policy makers in the Netherlands, Wolfson argues, have effectively pioneered  situational contracting in disability and unemployment benefits.  Read the article.

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November 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm

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