Definition of welfarism in US English:

welfarism

noun

  • The principles or policies associated with a welfare state.

    • ‘At the same time, states adjusted their redistributive functions, cutting back social programs to reduce welfarism and dependence on the public purse.’
    • ‘But even at the time, William Beveridge, the founding father of welfarism, recognized that the welfare ideal, that the basic needs of everyone in the country would be met without payment at the point of delivery, would change over time.’
    • ‘Labour historians are also increasingly investigating employer labour policies - scientific management, welfarism, employee participation, personnel management and human resource management.’
    • ‘In the Republic, it was the ending of colonialism, not the advent of welfarism, that did most to legitimise the state.’
    • ‘The executive wing have no intention of going back to the old days of social democracy and welfarism.’
    • ‘It is not Treaty settlement legislation but welfarism and bureaucracy, and it needs substantial amendment.’
    • ‘They are afraid to challenge this fundamental premise of social welfarism.’
    • ‘A program of public education was not the only form of welfarism that Paine proposed.’
    • ‘Months later, many are still surprised, at the state's stern monetary and fiscal policies and with the populist, old-style welfarism of its campaign against hunger.’
    • ‘First, he has to earn the credentials, then apply them to something more profound and credible than environmentalism and utopian welfarism.’

Pronunciation

welfarism

/ˈwelferˌizəm//ˈwɛlfɛrˌɪzəm/