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The set of policies, practices, and social attitudes associated with a welfare state.

wel′far·ist n.
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Adj.1.welfarist - of or relating to a welfare state
liberal - tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition
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Despite the single market created by the European Union, Europe's political instincts--and those of Germany and France in particular--remain protectionist, welfarist and statist.
Instead it is a metaphor and 'conceals' a project to restore collectivist and welfarist principles.
Murphy defends a "naturalist, objectivist, cognitivist, welfarist, anti-particularist, anti-consequentialist" (5) natural law theory.
Although the right's electoral victories of the 1980s and 1990s did not obliterate this welfarist system, it certainly undermined it, and today, its legitimacy is in tatters.
Many assumptions must be made about preferences, cardinality, measurability, and arguments in the utility function, among other things, to apply a welfarist approach.
Nor was it built on resentment because a welfarist agenda with attached costs was imposed on operatives by employers.
The first are welfarist institutions that provide both financial and social services to the poor.
Together, they displace the welfarist picture of the criminal as disadvantaged, deviant, and poorly socialized.
Not all of Lester's arguments on these scores are convincing, but they are all interesting, and taken together they lend credence to his claim that his position can be defended better than competing welfarist, socialist, or democratic notions of liberty can be.
What would bring the country around to a more welfarist position?
Clearly points out the need to change policy on access from a welfarist "eligibility" model to a "social rights" approach where disabled people are centrally involved in the framing, operation and review of technology access policy.