The Welfare State
A General Theory
By (author) Paul Spicker
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Welfare State by Paul Spicker
Book DescriptionA 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. The book make a lively and informative contribution to debates in social policy, as well as moral philosophy, political theory and social theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761967057
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Spicker
Poverty, Paperback (January 2007)
Aiming to help overcome difficulties arising from the lack of an agreed vocabulary, this reference work is useful for researchers, students and policy makers working in a variety of disciplines.
Social Policy in a Changing Society, Paperback (October 1998)» View all books by Paul Spicker
Provides an introduction to social policy by building a link between theory and policy. This book considers a range of interpretations of changes in society, politics and the economy, and assesses their implications for social welfare.
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Author Biography - Paul Spicker
Paul Spicker is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Dundee. He is the author of a number of leading texts in social policy, including Principles of Social Welfare (1988) and Social Policy (1995).
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