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Citizenship and Social Rights
The Interdependence of Self and Society



September 1994 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This broad-ranging text offers an analysis of the idea of citizenship and its relevance to social problems and social policies in advanced industrial societies.

Twine demonstrates that two concepts are essential to an understanding of the issue of citizenship: the socially embedded nature of human agents, and their interdependence both with each other and with the natural and social worlds they inhabit. Twine emphasizes the social nature of individual needs and individual rights. He shows that interdependence is not limited to the mutual linkages within advanced industrial societies, but extends both to the relations between advanced and developing nations and to the environmental contexts of human existence.

 
PART ONE: SOCIAL INTERDEPENDENCE: A BASIS FOR SOCIAL RIGHTS
 
Self and Society
The Development of the `Social Self'  
 
Labour Markets and Interdependence
The Kinds of People We Are Able To Be  
 
Lifecourse Interdependence
The Social Connections and Networks of Life  
 
PART TWO: ENVIRONMENTAL INTERDEPENDENCE
 
The Sustainability of the Means to Life
 
GNP and the Mis-measure of Progress
 
Externalities
Environmental and Social Costs  
 
PART THREE: A POLITICS OF REDISTRIBUTION, SUFFICIENCY AND PARTICIPATION
 
Redistribution and Sufficiency
 
Political Participation
Beyond and Below the Nation State  
 
PART FOUR: EXPLORING SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL RIGHTS
 
Social Exclusion and Social Rights
 
The Social Rights of Citizenship
 
Sources of Income and Forms of Taxation
 
Welfare State Regimes
 
PART FIVE: TOWARDS EUROPEAN SOCIAL RIGHTS
 
Social Citizenship in Europe
The European Social Charter  
 
A Basic Income
An Embodiment of Social Rights?  
 
PART SIX: CITIZENSHIP: UNDERSTANDING AND PERCEPTION
 
The Sociological Imagination
 
Having and Being

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