Just Institutions Matter: The Moral and Political Logic of the Universal Welfare State

Just Institutions Matter: The Moral and Political Logic of the Universal Welfare State

by Bo Rothstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521598931

ISBN-13: 9780521598934

Pub. Date: 02/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In this book Bo Rothstein seeks to defend the universal welfare state against a number of important criticisms that it has faced in recent years. Issues discussed include the relationship between welfare state and civil society, the privatization of social services, and changing values within society. He explains the great variation among contemporary welfare

Overview

In this book Bo Rothstein seeks to defend the universal welfare state against a number of important criticisms that it has faced in recent years. Issues discussed include the relationship between welfare state and civil society, the privatization of social services, and changing values within society. He explains the great variation among contemporary welfare states in terms of differing moral and political logics that have been set in motion by the deliberate choices of political institutions. The book is an important contribution both to philosophical and political debates about the future of the welfare state.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521598934
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
Theories of Institutional Design Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1. Speculation and discipline; 2. The universal welfare state and the question of individual autonomy; 3. Is governance possible?; 4. What can the state do? An analytical model; 5. Just institutions matter; 6. The political and moral logic of the universal welfare state; 7. Putting history in order; 8. The autonomous citizen and the future of the universal welfare policy; 9. Toward a constructive theory of public policy; Bibliography; Index.

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