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Perspectives on Welfare

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Provides an introduction to the debates about the future direction of welfare reform on both sides of the Atlantic. This work outlines a range of different perspectives on welfare, and shows how each of them rests upon a different assumption about the role and purpose of welfare policy and a different understanding of human nature and motivation.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Series editor's foreword
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Part one
Welfare and equality
Welfare and self interest
Welfare and paternalism
Welfare and obligation
Welfare as temporary support
Part two
Ending dependency? welfare reform in the United States
A new deal for welfare? New Labour and the reform of welfare in Britain
Conclusion
Glossary
Bibliography
Index.

Portrait

Alan Deacon is Professor of Social Policy and a member of the ESRC Research Group on Care, Values and the Future of Welfare at the University of Leeds. He has written widely on the debate about welfare reform in Britain and the United States and is a former editor of the Journal of Social Policy. He is Chair of the Social Policy Association 2001-2004.

Pressestimmen

"...the book succeeds in shifting the analysis of welfare into the twenty-first century by offering well-focussed discussions of the moral debates of the new social policy and the prescriptive ways in which governments now seek to achieve compliance to their new designs." - Martin Hewitt Social Policy & Administration 20030101
EAN: 9780335203208
ISBN: 0335203205
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: OPEN UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2002
Seitenanzahl: 153 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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