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Theorising welfare [electronic resource] : enlightenment and modern society / Martin O'Brien and Sue Penna.

By: O'Brien, Martin, 1957-.
Contributor(s): Penna, Sue, 1949-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1998Description: 1 online resource (248 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781849208260 (electronic bk.); 1849208263 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Public welfare -- History | Welfare state -- History | Public welfare -- Philosophy | Welfare state -- Philosophy | Welfare state | Aide sociale -- Histoire | �Etat providence -- Histoire | Aide sociale -- Philosophie | �Etat providence -- Philosophie | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Poverty & Homelessness | Verzorgingsstaat | Theorie�en | Politique sociale | �Economie du bien-�etre | Aide sociale -- Grande-Bretagne | Etat providence -- HistoireGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Theorising welfare.DDC classification: 362.5/09 Other classification: 71.80 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: Theorising Welfare is very well written and painstakingly clear. It is an accessible and original textbook on the welfare state and the idea of welfare. There is nothing available like it in terms of its scope and intellectual sweep' - Scott Lash, University of Lancaster. There are many interpretations of welfare and welfare states, each providing insights into different aspects of welfare and pointing to different possibilities for its future. Theorising Welfare provides a guide to these debates through an examination of seven theoretical perspectives - liberalism, Marxism, neo-liberalism, po.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [232]-243) and indexes.

Theorising Welfare is very well written and painstakingly clear. It is an accessible and original textbook on the welfare state and the idea of welfare. There is nothing available like it in terms of its scope and intellectual sweep' - Scott Lash, University of Lancaster. There are many interpretations of welfare and welfare states, each providing insights into different aspects of welfare and pointing to different possibilities for its future. Theorising Welfare provides a guide to these debates through an examination of seven theoretical perspectives - liberalism, Marxism, neo-liberalism, po.

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