Imagining Welfare Futures

Imagining Welfare Futures

by Gordon Hughes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415181356

ISBN-13: 9780415181358

Pub. Date: 09/28/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Imagining Welfare Futures considers the kinds of relationships between the public and the state that will shape the future of social welfare. The late twentieth century was marked by a loss of confidence in the welfare state's capacity to promote the best interests of the nation. Ideas of the public interest, the public realm and public services were subjected to

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Imagining Welfare Futures considers the kinds of relationships between the public and the state that will shape the future of social welfare. The late twentieth century was marked by a loss of confidence in the welfare state's capacity to promote the best interests of the nation. Ideas of the public interest, the public realm and public services were subjected to sustained ideological attacks. This book explores the emergence of new representations of the public, based around the figures of the consumer, the community and the citizen. It examines the possibilities and problems associated with each of these as ways of imagining the relationships between the state, the public and social welfare. Imagining Welfare Futures is a specially designed teaching text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415181358
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/28/1998
Series:
Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introduction1
Chapter 1Consumerism13
Chapter 2Community55
Chapter 3Citizenship103
Chapter 4Reinventing 'the public'?151
Acknowledgements167
Index169

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