Published January 28, 2016

Governing the welfare state and beyond: handout

Writers
Senior Lead, Foresight and Strategy, Sitra
Eeva Hellström is a senior lead in strategy in Sitra's foresight operations. Behind these words, you can find someone who is both a thinker and a doer. In her hands, complicated content is creatively fused and individual ideas are shaped into effective concepts.
President, Sitra
Mikko Kosonen is the President of Sitra. His main task involves allocating Sitra's intellectual and financial resources in a way that enables Finland to become a pioneer in sustainable well-being.

In an environment with ever-increasing interdependence, volatility and complexity, European welfare states face unprecedented problems on multiple levels and have seemingly become prisoners of the successful “industrial age” governance model. Today, old-style governance approaches no longer meet the needs of societies. Thus, the authors of this paper suggest alternative governance approaches for the future and present examples and give advice on how the new approaches can be adopted.

Publication details

Title

Governing the welfare state and beyond: handout

Subtitle

Solutions for a complex world and uncertain future

Authors

Eeva Hellström, Mikko Kosonen

Place of publication

Helsinki

Year of publication

2016

Publisher

Sitra

Outlook

4 p.

Subject

COMPETITIVENESS, DECISION-MAKERS, DEMOCRACY, EQUALITY, EUROPE, EU, FUTURE, GLOBALIZATION, GOVERNANCE, INNOVATIONS, MARKET ECONOMY, POLICY, PUBLIC SERVICES, SOCIAL POLICY, SOCIETY, SOCIO-ECONOMIC REFORMS, SUSTAINABILITY, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, WELFARE STATE

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