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The Constitution of Poverty (Routledge Revivals)

Towards a genealogy of liberal governance, 1st Edition

By Mitchell Dean


248 pages

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First published in 1991, This book looks at how capitalism has affected the organization of the poor. It also explores what the links are between notions of poverty and notions personal responsibility, philanthropy, morality and state forms. An intruiging work for anyone interested in the foundations and long-term progression of the welfare state.

Table of Contents

1. The discourse of the poor 2. The problem of idleness 3. The police of the poor 4. Population, subsistence, poverty 5. The Malthusian effect 6. From morality to economy? 7. The moral economy of Adam Smith 8. The condition of poverty 9. Pauperism and the labour market 10. Pauper-land 11. The mechanisms of prevention Conclusion

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