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The welfare state: a general theory.

Spicker, Paul

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Paul Spicker



Abstract

A major orginal work of social theory, this book presents a distinctive and tightly argued theoretical model for understanding the basis of welfare in society. The author develops a theory of welfare based on a series of basic propositions: that people live in society and have obligations to each other; that welfare is obtained and maintained through social action; and that the welfare state is a means of promoting and maintaining welfare in society. Each of these propositions is examined and developed to suggest a clear way of understanding the foundations of social welfare.

Citation

SPICKER, P. 2000. The welfare state: a general theory. London: Sage. Hosted on Paul Spicker's blog [online]. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/yxl44olq

Book Type Monograph
Online Publication Date May 31, 2012
Publication Date Dec 31, 2000
Deposit Date Jan 25, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jan 25, 2021
Publisher SAGE Publications
ISBN 0761967044; 0761967052; 9780761967057
DOI https://doi.org/10.4135/9781446219959
Keywords Collective action; Morals; Protection; Social welfare; Solidarity; Welfare; Welfare state
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1085245
Publisher URL https://tinyurl.com/yxl44olq
Additional Information This book was originally published by Sage in 2000, available from https://doi.org/10.4135/9781446219959. Now available as open access through CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0 licence from http://www.spicker.uk/open-access/Paul%20Spicker%20-%20The%20welfare%20state_%20a%20general%20theory.pdf

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