Citizenship, Work and Welfare: Searching for the Good Society

Citizenship, Work and Welfare: Searching for the Good Society

by Julia Parker


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Citizenship, Work and Welfare analyses changing definitions of citizenship, particularly in relation to work, in 19th and 20th-century Britain. It traces the debates about the responsibilities of government and the entitlements and obligations of individuals that developed in response to the social and economic problems of industrialization. It shows how conceptions of the rights of citizenship have moved beyond basic necessities to the idea of 'inclusion' - the ability to take part in normal social activities. The book closes with a discussion of the difficulties of honouring citizenship entitlements at the end of the 20th century in a society with rising expectations, persistent unemployment and an ageing population.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333673607
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 05/27/1998
Series: Searching for the Good Society
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Julia Parker is Lecturer in Social Administration at the University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE: APPROACHES TO CITIZENSHIP: THE SOCIAL QUESTION Rights and Duties T.H. Green and Arnold Toynbee Samuel Barnett PART TWO: CITIZENSHIP AND WORK Moralising the People Robert Owen John Ruskin William Morris Elevating the State Fabians, New Liberals and Tawney Beveridge and After PART THREE: CITIZENSHIP AND WELFARE All for One and One for All? Conclusion Bibliography Index

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