This re-issued work, first published in 1980, represents a work of normative political philosophy which argues positively for the centrality of the obligation to meet the various demands of social need in our society, and will be of particular interest to students of politics, philosophy, social politics and administration.
Bringing the insights of analytical Political Philosophy to bear on the issues of social welfare and welfare provision, the authors discuss such issues as the basis of the sense of stigma involved in the receipt of welfare benefits, the right of welfare and the concepts of ‘community’.
Part 1: Political Philosophy and Social Welfare Part 2: Needs, Rights and Welfare Part 3: Human Needs, Objectivity and Morality Part 4: The Moral Basis of Welfare Provision Part 5: Needs, Interests and Power Part 6: Objectivity, Social Justice and Social Power Part 7: True and False Friends Part 8: Market, Needs and Welfare Part 9: Community and the Legitimation of Social Policy Part 10: Markets, Community and Welfare
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