Modern Democracy-Welfare State and Public Goods. A Current Consequence for Greece

10 Pages Posted: 20 Aug 2019

See all articles by Emmanouil Mavrozacharakis

Emmanouil Mavrozacharakis

University of Crete - Centre for Human Rights (KEADIK), Students

Date Written: August 15, 2019

Abstract

People expect the state to create jobs and provide them with a social security net. Whatever its defects, whatever the virtues of the private sector, no structure other than the state can today provide citizens with the basic public goods. Under the present right-wing government of Nea Dimokratia in Greece, which is not particularly at odds with neoliberalism, a very active role of the state is not expected. Also is nor expected the introduction of a serious program of public investment and demand boosting to stimulate the national economy and enter into a virtuous circle of recovery. Greece, which has undergone the economic crisis with drastic cuts in its traditionally deficient social state, has to respond directly to the marked underinvestment in public goods (in key areas such as education, health, natural disasters, dealing with decent living conditions). The most important tool for inputting resources is the tax system.

Keywords: Public Goods, Welfare State, Democracy, Greece

Suggested Citation

Mavrozacharakis, Emmanouil, Modern Democracy-Welfare State and Public Goods. A Current Consequence for Greece (August 15, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3437623 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3437623

Emmanouil Mavrozacharakis (Contact Author)

University of Crete - Centre for Human Rights (KEADIK), Students ( email )

Crete
Greece

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
4
Abstract Views
71
PlumX Metrics