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The Resource Arguments for welfare : the welfare state and social policy, Paul Spicker

Arguments for welfare : the welfare state and social policy, Paul Spicker

Label
Arguments for welfare : the welfare state and social policy
Title
Arguments for welfare
Title remainder
the welfare state and social policy
Statement of responsibility
Paul Spicker
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spicker, Paul
Dewey number
361
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC479
LC item number
.S6949 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Rowman & Littlefield International--Policy impacts
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Welfare state
  • Social policy
  • Social policy
  • Welfare state
  • Wohlfahrtsstaat
  • Sozialpolitik
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes & Economic Disparity
Label
Arguments for welfare : the welfare state and social policy, Paul Spicker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-111) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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?
Control code
ocn959033140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 117 pages
Isbn
9781786603012
Lccn
2016053818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027276034
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959033140
  • (Sirsi) o959033140
Label
Arguments for welfare : the welfare state and social policy, Paul Spicker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-111) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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?
Control code
ocn959033140
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 117 pages
Isbn
9781786603012
Lccn
2016053818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027276034
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959033140
  • (Sirsi) o959033140

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