This book identifies and examines the way in which New Right liberal theorists in the United States have employed a conception of liberty in their attack on welfare provision for the poor, and contrasts that concept with liberal justifications for public welfare that are grounded in equality.
0. Introduction Part One: Liberal Citizenship and the Critique of Welfare 1. Bentham on Utility and Poverty Relief 2. The New Right and Market Citizenship Part Two: Liberal Citizenship and the Basis of Welfare 3. T. H. Green on Freedom and the Common Good 4. Citizenship and the Right to Welfare Part Three: Freedom, Poverty, and Democratic Citizenship 5. Autonomy and Participation 6. Citizenship and Welfare Provision 7. Conclusion