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Understanding State Welfare

Understanding State Welfare
Social Justice or Social Exclusion?

First Edition
  • Brian Lund - Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

254 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This accessible and original text combines a systematic examination of the theories of welfare with an historical account of the evolution of the welfare state and its impact in promoting social justice. It identifies the principles governing social distribution and examines the rationales for these different distributive principles. This book also links the theories of distribution to the actual development of social policy and considers their outcomes.

Understanding State Welfare will be essential reading for students of social policy. It provides a clear understanding of both theories of welfare and the history of the development of the British welfare state.

State Welfare
Distributive Principles

The 'Invisible Hand' and the Emerging State
The Rise of Collectivism
Collectivism Contained
The Welfare State and Social Justice
Redistributive State Welfare?
State to Market - Market to State
New Labour, Social Exclusion and Social Justice

For level 5 students in youth and community. Good foundations for current reforms proposed.

Ms Jodie Low
Applied Social and Community Studies, Derby University
March 13, 2013

This is an excellent book that will encourage critical discussion centered on the (future) roles of the welfare state, in the wider context of economic crisis and response.

Dr Richard White
Faculty of Development and Society, Sheffield Hallam University
December 23, 2010

I find this book very interesting. However, I belived that the students in Sweden will find it too narrow because it focuses mainly on England.

Dr Barzoo Eliassi
Department of social work, Linnaeus University
September 30, 2010

Brian Lund

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