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Citizenship, Europe and Change - Paul Close

Citizenship, Europe and Change

By: Paul Close (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th May 1992
ISBN: 9780333566671
Number Of Pages: 252

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The State and Caring is a collection of essays especially prepared by an international team of writers on issues concerned with the part played by the state in the process of caring in modern societies. The writers focus on five societies - Britain, Japan, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. But they deliberately address aspects of the state and caring in these particular societies so as to develop arguments and arrive at conclusions of relevance to modern societies in general.
The writers come from different scholarly disciplines and accordingly employ a range of perspectives on the state and caring. Nonetheless, all the writers adopt approaches to their topics which lie firmly within the 'critical school' of social thought and comment. The writers scrutinise sceptically the outcomes, interests and motives associated with state care, favouring the view that the state not only inadequately but also detrimentally affects people's welfare. An overall message of the book is that we can understand and improve the state's involvement in care only by recognising how this involvement ties in with a further social process - that of social control. At the same time, the book carries the optimistic message that precisely because state care also entails the everyday experience of state control, the state's involvement in caring becomes a crucial source of progressive social change in modern societies.

List of Figures and Tables
Notes on the Contributors
Introductionp. 1
State Care, Control and Contradictions: Theorizing Resistance, Change and Progress in Modern Societyp. 10
Pursuing Errant Fathers: Maintenance Systems in Three Western Countriesp. 72
Born in Poverty: The Social Dimensions of Births Outside Marriagep. 86
Benign or Sinister? Parental Responsibility and State intervention in Britainp. 108
The State and Social Welfare in Japan: Patterns and Developmentsp. 128
The State and the Survivors of Hiroshimap. 148
State Care and Control in Japan: The Employment Guidance and Referral Process for School Leaversp. 162
Education and the Facade of Care: An Australian Case Studyp. 186
Constructing Social Care: The Australian Dilemmap. 204
Against the Odds: Community Based Care and Psychiatric Disabilities in Britain and New Zealandp. 214
Bibliographyp. 232
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780333566671
ISBN-10: 033356667X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 26th May 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 2

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