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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. 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 Details

ISBN: 9780761967057
ISBN-10: 0761967052
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 2-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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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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