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One Type or Many? Exploring Welfare Regime Hybridisation

The concept of hybridisation in welfare regime literature denotes the presence of multiple forms of welfare regimes in a given context. This means that in any given country, some people might be successfully incorporated into state protection (welfare state regime), others rely on community and family arrangements (informal security regime), and some are dependent on highly personalised politico-military patrons (insecurity regime). This indicates the presence of a hybrid welfare regime in a country. Hybrid welfare regimes do not entirely satisfy the characteristics of a given analytical category but instead reflect a combination of characteristics. Scholars have argued that the hybridisation of welfare regimes occurs for two main reasons. First, countries may... Read More