Welfare Rights and Responsibilities

Contesting Social Citizenship

Author: Peter Dwyer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861342047

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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Government is currently committed to radical reform of the welfare system underpinning social citizenship in Britain. Welfare Rights and Responsibilities is a response to this, focusing on welfare reform and citizenship. Specifically it explores three issues central to citizenship's social element: provision, membership, and the link between welfare rights and responsibilities (conditionality). Welfare Rights and Responsibilities allows the presently marginalised voices of welfare service users to become a valued element in contemporary debates about the extent of social citizenship and the reform of the welfare state. It is therefore important reading for students and teachers of social policy, sociology and politics. It will further appeal to a wider audience of policy makers and professional social workers with an interest in welfare reform/service users accounts.
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Welfare Rights and Responsibilities

Contesting Social Citizenship

Author: Peter Dwyer

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781861342041

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

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Government is currently committed to radical reform of the welfare system underpinning social citizenship in Britain. Welfare Rights and Responsibilities is a response to this, focusing on welfare reform and citizenship. Specifically it explores three issues central to citizenship's social element: provision, membership, and the link between welfare rights and responsibilities (conditionality). Welfare Rights and Responsibilities allows the presently marginalised voices of welfare service users to become a valued element in contemporary debates about the extent of social citizenship and the reform of the welfare state. It is therefore important reading for students and teachers of social policy, sociology and politics. It will further appeal to a wider audience of policy makers and professional social workers with an interest in welfare reform/service users accounts.
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Welfare, inequality and social citizenship

Deprivation and affluence in austerity Britain

Author: Edmiston, Daniel

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447337484

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Exploring the lived realities of both poverty and prosperity in the UK, this book examines the material and symbolic significance of welfare austerity and its implications for social citizenship and inequality. The book offers a rare and vivid insight into the everyday lives, attitudes and behaviours of the rich as well as the poor, demonstrating how those marginalised and validated by the existing welfare system make sense of the prevailing socio-political settlement and their own position within it. Through the testimonies of both affluent and deprived citizens, the book problematises dominant policy thinking surrounding the functions and limits of welfare, examining the civic attitudes and engagements of the rich and the poor, to demonstrate how welfare austerity and rising structural inequalities secure and maintain institutional legitimacy. The book offers a timely contribution to academic and policy debates pertaining to citizenship, welfare reform and inequality.
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The Student's Companion to Social Policy

Author: Pete Alcock,Margaret May,Sharon Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470655658

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

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The fourth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy maintains the text's inimitable and best-selling approach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it has been extensively updated and revised to take account of recent developments and debates and changing political and economic configurations. Includes an additional five chapter section on the key themes and issues in the development of social policy in the UK since the nineteenth century New to this edition are chapters addressing emergent areas in the discipline, new illustrative material, problem-centred review questions, and a dedicated website Provides students with a 'Companion' which is so comprehensive that it can be used throughout their undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies Meets the needs both of those specializing in social policy or policy-related occupations and the wide range of students studying it as part of other programmes Enhanced by a website available at www.wiley.com/go/alcock4e, featuring student resources including chapter overviews, study questions, videos, resource guides, and more
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Adult Learning, Citizenship and Community Voices

Exploring Community-Based Practice

Author: Pam Coare,Rennie Johnston,National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (England and Wales)

Publisher: Niace

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 232

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This topical book examines the connections between theory and practice in citizenship learning. Focusing on the experiences and views of a range of citizens, many on the margins of society, the contributors explore the significance and impact of particular forms of educational policies and provision in peoples' lives and the role adult learning can play in the development of citizenship. Organised into three sections, the book provides a theoretical overview and a framework for understanding the links between learning and citizenship. This is followed by an exploration of the voices of different citizens as they seek to develop their lives and learning. The final section brings together theory and practice and identifies ten 'Propositions for Practice' in developing adult learning for citizenship, primarily in community contexts.
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Solidarity Between the Sexes and the Generations

Transformations in Europe

Author: Trudie Knijn,Aafke E. Komter

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 229

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'The strength of the book lies in the comprehensive coverage of the expanded Europe and its diverse welfare perspectives, taking gender and intergenerational solidarity as the core of the discourse. the volume includes theoretical, empirical and comparative material, which is written in an accessible and refreshingly jargon-free style. I consider it is eminently suitable for courses in social policy, gender studies and sociology.' - Kate Davidson, Journal of Social Policy This book combines a theoretical and empirical cross-national perspective to examine how societal transformations in European welfare states affect patterns of solidarity between men and women, and across generations. the authors' research has highlighted substantial discrepancies in various countries between the assumptions made at the macro-level of social policy on family issues and the reality of women's and men's contributions at home. In countries where social policy relies on family solidarity as the main source of support, this may result in growing social inequality. Finally, the chapters reveal the crucial role of women in the transformation of family life and welfare state policy. These conclusions could have important ramifications for European welfare policy.
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The Changing Face of Welfare

Consequences and Outcomes from a Citizenship Perspective

Author: Jørgen Goul Andersen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

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There have been major shifts in the framework of social policy and welfare across Europe. Adopting a multi-level, comparative and interdisciplinary approach, this book develops a critical analysis of policy change and welfare reform in Europe.The book applies a dynamic and change oriented perspective to shed light on policy changes that are often poorly understood in the welfare literature, and contributes to a further development of the theoretical and conceptual frameworks for understanding social change.Using citizenship as a focus, several dimensions of change are analysed simultaneously: changes in the discipline of social policy itself; the changing character of social problems; changes in social policy and citizenship; and the emergence of new forms of social integration. The book also speculates on how different dimensions of change are interlinked.
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Promoting Welfare?

Government Information Policy and Social Citizenship

Author: Penny Leonard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 159

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This informative volume considers the historic and contemporary development of information policy in the UK. It explores the role of government in encouraging or deterring the claiming of welfare entitlements and the impact on us all as citizens.
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The Politics of Community

Theory and Practice

Author: Adrian Little

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748615438

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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This book provides a critical analysis of the historical use of the concept of community in political philosophy and sociological theory and demonstrates the problems that emanate from the division between communitarianism and liberalism. Little also contrast the orthodox views on communitarianism of conservative thinkers in the U. K. and U.S.A. with more radical and egalitarian perspectives, and consider new ways of thinking about community in relation to social and economic policies.
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