The New Politics of Welfare: Social Justice in a Global Context

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SAGE, 1998 M09 28 - 260 páginas
This critical and highly topical introduction to the current debates and politics surrounding welfare reform in the United Kingdom and the United States explains the origins and main tenets of the new Blair-Clinton orthodoxy.

Central to the book is an examination of this orthodoxy's appeal to the concept of social justice. Bill Jordan demonstrates how values derived from the family and voluntary associations are in danger of running counter to the more fundamental principles of liberal democracy and the requirements of transnational economic exchange. He links the new politics of welfare to liberal and communitarian theories of citizenship and social justice, and assesses the broader prospects for European social policy in

 

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CONTENTS
3
Social justice poverty and exclusior i
11
Social justice political integration and multiculturalism
19
This book is an analysis of the emerging orthodoxy on social welfare
27
Social Justice in a Global Context 1
30
Rights Equality Need
73
The Scope for SelfResponsibility and Private Provision
112
An Alternative Programme
157
Freedom and Solidarity in a Global Economy
202
Bibliography
238
Index
256
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Bill Jordan is Reader in Social Studies at Exeter University and Professor in Social Policy at Huddersfield University. He has written extensively in politics and social policy, including most recently A Theory of Poverty and Social Exclusion (1996).

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