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Reframing Social Citizenship

Reframing Social Citizenship

by Peter Taylor-Gooby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199546703

ISBN-13: 9780199546701

Pub. Date: 01/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Governments throughout world are restructuring social and welfare provision to emphasize opportunity, aspiration and individual responsibility and to give a stronger role to competition, markets and consumer choice. The new approach rests on a logoic of individual rational action: people's choices are driven primarily by self-regarding considerations.

Overview

Governments throughout world are restructuring social and welfare provision to emphasize opportunity, aspiration and individual responsibility and to give a stronger role to competition, markets and consumer choice. The new approach rests on a logoic of individual rational action: people's choices are driven primarily by self-regarding considerations. Policy-makers increasingly direct their attention to structuring incentives so that service-providers maximise cost-efficiency and service-users actively seek solutions to the problems they face. The UK has gone further than any other major European country in these reforms and offers a useful object lesson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199546701
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures x

List of Tables xi

List of Abbreviations xii

Part I Sustaining Social Citizenship in Difficult Times

1 Social Citizenship Under Pressure 3

2 Globalization: New Constraints on Policymaking 20

3 The Response of Government 33

Part II Intellectual Foundations of Reform

4 The Assumptive World of Welfare State Reform 55

5 Individual Choice and Social Order 67

6 Rational Actors and Social Citizenship 89

Part III A Case-study: The UK as Object Lesson

7 Putting the Theory into Practice: The UK Experience 111

8 The NHS Reforms as a Response to First-Order Challenges 130

9 Second-Order Challenges: Disenchantment, Disquiet, and Mistrust 146

Part IV Conclusions: Strengths and Limitations of Rational Actor Approaches

10 Globalization, Inequality, and Diversity 163

11 Welfare Under Altered Circumstances 184

References 191

Index 213

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