This text traces the historical origins of welfare to 18th-century sources in moral and social philosophy and shows how, in the evolution of the concept, doctrines of welfare have been associated with a variety of social philosophies, including utilitarianism, rights, individualism and collectivism. The author explores the economic and philosophical rationales of the welfare state and considers the theoretical debate in the light of recent developments in social theory. He shows how the welfare issue has begun to affect the liberal versus communitarian controversey, and goes on to provide a thorough analysis of the re-thinking of welfare policy in the light of criticism from the New Right. The result is a text for students of politics, sociology and social policy, and a reference for researchers as well as those with a wider interest in the welfare state.
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Descripción Open University Press, 1998. Estado de conservación: Good. 2nd. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP14103105
Descripción Open University Press, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. A few small marks to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0006210757
Descripción Open University Press, 1999. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Second edition. Ex Library. Nº de ref. de la librería BBI2282197