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Description - Theorising Welfare by Martin O'Brien

This text looks at the historical and contemporary changes in social welfare systems and provision, and the debates and struggles surrounding them. The perspectives of liberalism, Marxism, neo-liberalism, post-structuralism, political economy, political ecology and postmodernism are used to provide an introduction to the theoretical frameworks within which the sociological perspectives on welfare have been formulated. The authors also examine: issues such as the justification for theory in the analysis of welfare as well as the present definitions of theory, social welfare, the welfare state and the state; and show how social theories construct the relationship between state, society, economy, culture, environment, production, consumption and other forms of individual and collective and experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803989078
ISBN-10: 0803989075
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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