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

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

by Bill Jordan
     
 

ISBN-10: 076196021X

ISBN-13: 9780761960218

Pub. Date: 03/01/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761960218
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
SAGE Politics Texts Series, #2
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Social Justice in a Global Context
The Labour Market as the Key to Social Justice
Social Justice
Rights, Equality, Need
The Scope for Self-Responsibility and Private Provision
An Alternative Programme
Conclusions
Freedom and Solidarity in a Global Economy

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