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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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One, pursued briefly in Part VI, moves beyond the welfarist framework and asks whether there may be reasons other than social welfare why truth should be an aim (or the aim) of adjudication.
However, this non-conformist stand has confused the hoi polloi further, giving rise to questions over their conviction to their welfarist manifesto as the opposition is bound to pounce upon at the slightest fettering of the said agenda.
The literature on neoliberalism describes the retreat of the state from its welfarist responsibilities and the emergence of a disturbingly unmitigated form of capitalism.
So currently India has an absolute welfarist model--something that a low middle income country cannot afford.
The Obama Administration has set the country in a direction that is welfarist in economic policy, libertine in social policy, and accommodationist in foreign policy.
Welfarist approaches have sought to prevent children being tainted by the criminal label, a breach of the YCO may very well result in their return to the court system.
By focusing on life-long, rather than momentary well-being, a welfarist can solve two of the most vexing puzzles in value theory: The Badness of Death and The Problem of Additive Aggregation.
By overtly embracing socialist and welfarist objectives, P appears to be filling the political space that is being vacated by the Congress -- which is itself preparing for a massive wave of anti- incumbency.
46) But since efficiency is intended to capture the relevant preferences of all individuals in society, the environmentalists offer no non-mystical explanations on how to adjust the welfarist results to take these unspecified values into account.
Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdrol, an 18th century Tibetan Buddhist monk and well-known animal welfarist, tells the following story in his autobiography:
it is questionable whether truly welfarist services such as unemployment insurance or, more importantly, strictly redistributive welfare payments are among them.
These years witnessed "a shift away from welfarist forms of citizenship" towards "a logic of explicitly partial and selective provision" available to those who could financially afford it (Cowen 2005, p.