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Auteur(s) : Spicker, Paul (1954-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Arguments for welfare [Texte imprimé] : the welfare state and social policy / Paul Spicker

Publication : London ; New York : Rowman & Littlefield international, copyright 2017

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (VI-117 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm

Collection : Rowman & Littlefield International--Policy impacts

Lien à la collection : Rowman & Littlefield international. Policy impacts 


Note(s) : Bibliogr. p. 105-111
"This book makes the case for the welfare state. Nearly every government in the developed world offers some form of social protection, and measures to improve the social and economic well-being of its citizens. However, the provision of welfare is under attack. The critics argue that welfare states are illegitimate, that things are best left to the market, and that welfare has bad effects on the people who receive it. If we need to be reminded why we ought to have welfare, it is because so many people have come think that we should not. This book is a short, accessible guide to the arguments. Looking at the common ideas and reoccurring traits of welfare policy across the world, it discusses the meaning of the 'welfare state', the moral basis of social policy, social responsibility, the limits of markets, public service provision and the role of government. With examples from around the world, the book explains why social welfare services should be provided and explores how the principles are applied. Most importantly, it argues for the welfare state's continued value to society. Arguments for Welfare is an ideal primer for practitioners keen to get to grips with the fundamentals of social policy and students of social policy, social work, sociology and politics." -- Provided by publisher


Sujet(s) : État providence  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Politique sociale  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Indice(s) Dewey : 361.65 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9781786603012. - ISBN 1786603012. - ISBN 9781786603029. - ISBN 1786603020. - ISBN 9781786603036 (erroné)

Notice n° :  FRBNF45387158 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



Table des matières : 1. Understanding the welfare state ; The welfare state ; What welfare states do ; Welfare spending: How discussions about welfare go astray ; 2. The moral basis of social policy ; Consequences ; Universal principles ; Particular obligations ; Virtue ethics ; Morality and welfare ; 3. Benefitting other people ; Social responsibility ; 'Something must be done' ; Rights ; 4. Individualism and self-interest ; Rational self-interest ; Mutuality and social protection ; The common good: Interests in common ; Reclaiming individualism ; 5. The limits of the market ; Markets and welfare ; Services ; Competition ; Independent provision ; 6. Providing social services ; The public services: Governance, accountability and finance ; Why public services are not like businesses ; Why we need public services ; 7. The role of government ; Democracy ; Citizenship and the political community ; Residual and institutional provision ; Compulsion and control ; What governments can do and what they can't ; Welfare pluralism ; 8. Welfare as a way of realising other values ; Social justice ; Equality ; Freedom ; Human development ; 9. Policy for society ; Changing social structures ; Social policy and society ; The common good: The Welfare of society ; Individual and social objectives ; 10. Does welfare have bad consequences? ; Economic outcomes ; The effect of individual behaviour ; Good welfare and bad welfare ; 11. Why welfare?

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