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Justice and the Welfare State: A Non-Ideal Comparative Approach
Daniel Engster, University of Texas, San Antonio
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Justice, Care, and the Welfare State (Book)
Title: Justice, Care, and the Welfare State
Abstract: Due to changes in the nature of the family, economy, and society, Western welfare states are in a period of significant transition. While welfare state reform clearly raises important questions about social justice, political philosophers have been slow to address it. Justice, Care, and the Welfare State brings normative political philosophy directly to bear on public policy questions in order to outline a theory of welfare state justice. It address some of the most important social and political questions today, including: What role should welfare states play in post-industrial societies? What policies deserve public support and how should they be organized?
Grounding his argument in existing facts about post-industrial societies, Daniel Engster offers detailed arguments about the nature of just policy arrangements in the areas of family policy, education, health care, old age pensions and long-term care, disability support and personal assistance, and unemployment and poverty. Highlighting the special relevance of care ethics in addressing many of the new social risks, Engster uses a public ethics of care to generate a policy-oriented theory of justice for the reform of contemporary welfare states.
This book will be of interest to welfare state scholars, public policy analysts, care theorists, political philosophers, and anyone interested in better understanding the policy reforms necessary for achieving justice in contemporary post-industrial societies.
Primary URL: http://http://www.worldcat.org/title/justice-care-and-the-welfare-state/oclc/907660938&referer=brief_results
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: No