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Needs and Welfare : Sage Modern Politics - Alan J. Ware

Needs and Welfare

Sage Modern Politics

By: Alan J. Ware (Editor), Robert Goodin (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1990
ISBN: 9780803983045
Number Of Pages: 240

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The idea of need is politically controversial. Debates on the subject intensified during the 1980s as some western governments reduced programmes which had enabled many of their citizens' needs to be met. This book is about the idea of need and how needs can be, and are, met in western societies. The idea of need and its relation to the provision of welfare are explored in the first part of the book. The major theoretical traditions are reviewed and the idea of need as absolute is contrasted with the idea that needs are relative. The provision of welfare by the state and the rights of citizens to welfare are the focus for the second section of the book. Different models of welfare provision are examined both in theoretical terms and through two case studies: of models of pension provision and of the connection between the satisfaction of needs and electoral success for governments. The final section looks at the other side of the mixed economy of welfare - the provision of welfare by private and voluntary organizations. Can the market provide when the state withdraws from welfare provision? What should be the role of the state in such a market-based model of welfare?

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`interesting and thought provoking...touches on a developing field which is still not well represented in the literature' - Journal of Social Policy

Introduction
Relative Needs
Universal Principles and Particular Claims
From Welfare Rights to Welfare States
Rights, Needs and Community
The Emergence of British Welfare Thought
The Welfare State versus the Relief of Poverty
Models of Old-Age Pensions
Needs, Services and Political Success Under the British Conservatives
Problems for the Mixed Economy of Welfare
Meeting Needs in a Welfare State
Relations Between Government and Voluntary Organizations in Norway
Meeting Needs through Voluntary Action
Does Market Society Corrode Altruism?
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ISBN: 9780803983045
ISBN-10: 0803983042
Series: Sage Modern Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st September 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.5

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