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Needs and Welfare
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Needs and Welfare

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September 1990 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book addresses the concept of need and how needs can be, and are, met in western societies. Different models of welfare provision are examined both in theoretical terms and through two case studies: of models of pension provision and of the connection between the satisfaction of needs and electoral success for governments. This timely study makes an important contribution to the understanding of welfare and politics in advanced industrial western states.
Alan Ware and Robert E Goodin
Introduction
Robert E Goodin
Relative Needs
Peter Jones
Universal Principles and Particular Claims
From Welfare Rights to Welfare States

 
Michael Freeden
Rights, Needs and Community
The Emergence of British Welfare Thought

 
Brian Barry
The Welfare State versus the Relief of Poverty
Joakim Palme
Models of Old-Age Pensions
Richard Parry
Needs, Services and Political Success Under the British Conservatives
Norman Johnson
Problems for the Mixed Economy of Welfare
Stein Kuhnle and Per Selle
Meeting Needs in a Welfare State
Relations Between Government and Voluntary Organizations in Norway

 
Alan Ware
Meeting Needs through Voluntary Action
Does Market Society Corrode Altruism?

 

`interesting and thought provoking...touches on a developing field which is still not well represented in the literature' - Journal of Social Policy

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