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Welfare Law

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ISBN13: 9781855211629
ISBN: 1855211629
Published: June 1992
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

A collection of articles covering all aspects of welfare law, and divided into five main sections: the definition of poverty; the nature of poverty and responses to it; the political and economic context of welfare; rights, discretion and welfare; and gender and welfare.

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Part 1 The definition of poverty: measuring poverty, Peter Townsend; the culture of poverty, Oscar Lewis; poverty, inequality and conflict, S.M. Miller, et al; how poverty is measured, Mollie Orshansky.
Part 2 The nature of poverty and responses to it: analyses in the social division of welfare, Adrian Sinfield; welfare states and capitalist markets, Goran Therborn; vulnerabilities and responsibilities - an ethical defence of the welfare state, Robert Goodin; citizenship, social citizenship and the defence of welfare provision, Desmond King and Jeremy Waldron.
Part 4 The political and economic context of welfare: value problems of welfare capitalism, T.H. Marshall; the positive functions of poverty, Herbert Gans; state expenditure in advanced capitalism, Ian Gough; the welfare state, a self-inflicted crisis, Rudolf Klein; welfare state and welfare society, Geraint Parry.
Part 4 Rights, discretion and welfare: individual rights and social welfare - the emerging legal issues, Charles Reich; on protecting the poor through the Fourteenth Amendment, Frank I. Michelman; legality, bureaucracy, and class in the welfare system, William H. Simon; discretion in social welfare - the uneasy position in the rule of law, Joel F. Handler; welfare ""Rights"", law and discretion, Richard Titmuss; welfare, rights and discretion, Robert E. Goodin; welfare benefits, administrative discretion, and the politics of the ""new urban Left"", Ian Loveland.
Part 5 Gender and welfare: who cares for the family?, Hilary Land; feminism and social policy, Mary McIntosh; women and the welfare state, Caroline Andrew; the gender basis of American social policy, Virginia Sapiro; the Scandinavian welfare states - towards sexual equality or a new kind of male domination?, Birte Siim.