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Rethinking the Welfare State by Michael J. Trebilcock
Book DescriptionRethinking the Welfare State offers a comprehensive and comparative analysis of social welfare policy in an international context, with a particular emphasis on the US and Canada. The authors investigate the claim that a decentralized delivery of government supported goods and services enables policy objectives to be achieved in a more innovative and efficient way, but at a lower cost. Secondly they examine the effectiveness of the voucher system as a solution to problematic welfare concerns. While this system has shown much promise in improving welfare, there have been problems for institutions unable to attract enough voucher-assisted consumers to ensure their survival. In this context, the authors examine major social programmes such as food stamps, primary and secondary education, post-secondary education, labour market training, childcare, healthcare, legal aid, low-income housing, long-term care and pensions.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415337762
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Michael J. Trebilcock
Design of Competition Law Institutions, Hardback (December 2012)
Using case studies to investigate the design of competition law systems, this is the first major analysis of the extent to which each national, regional, or international system fulfils global norms including due process rights for litigants, reasonable expedition in adjudication, and knowledgeable decision-making.
Rethinking the Welfare State, Paperback (April 2005)
This volume offers a comprehensive and comparative analysis of social welfare policy and explores the effectiveness of the voucher system in an international context.
Limits of Freedom of Contract, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Michael J. Trebilcock
Our legal system is committed to the idea that private markets and the law of contracts that supports them are the primary institutions for allocating goods and services in a modern economy. Yet the market paradigm, this book argues, leaves substantial room for challenge.
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Author Biography - Michael J. Trebilcock
Michael J. Trebilcock is University Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Toronto. Ronald J. Daniels is Dean of the Faculty of Law and Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.
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