9781403987389

Political and Philosophical Debates in Welfare

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  • ISBN13:

    9781403987389

  • ISBN10:

    1403987386

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

This is a critical overview of theories of the welfare state pitched at advanced undergraduates and postgraduates on courses taught in political science, sociology, social policy, and philosophy. It examines classic justifications of the welfare state and then discusses recent attempts to provide alternative approaches to political theory, such as political liberalism, postmodernism, and the new-right. Based on the author's teaching, this analytically cogent account engages with both theoretical moral justifications and their practical application.

Author Biography

ALLYN FIVES lectures in the Department of Political Science and Sociology and the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Political Theory and Welfare
Utilitarianism
Liberalism
Conservatism
Socialism
Political Liberalism
Communitarianism
Radicalism
In Defence of State Welfare
Bibliography
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