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Democracy and the welfare state

Author: Amy Gutmann; Project on the Federal Social Role (U.S.)
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1988.
Series: Studies from the Project on the Federal Social Role.
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"The essays in this volume explore the moral foundations and the political prospects of the welfare state in the United States. Among the questions addressed are the following: Has public support for the welfare state faded? Can a democratic state provide welfare without producing dependency on welfare? Is a capitalist (or socialist) economy consistent with the preservation of equal liberty and equal opportunity for  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Gutmann; Project on the Federal Social Role (U.S.)
ISBN: 0691077568 9780691077567 0691022755 9780691022758
OCLC Number: 17384028
Notes: Papers presented at a seminar held at Princeton University and sponsored by the Project on the Federal Social Role.
Description: ix, 290 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Socializing the welfare state / Michael Walzer --
The moral basis of the democratic welfare state / J. Donald Moon --
Is there (or should there be) a right to work? / Jon Elster --
Capitalism, "property-owning democracy," and the welfare state / Richard Krouse and Michael McPherson --
Distributing public education in a democracy / Amy Gutmann --
Representatives in the welfare state / Dennis F. Thompson --
Race, class, power, and the American welfare state / Jennifer L. Hochschild --
Democracy and the New Deal party system / Stanley Kelley, Jr. --
Immigration and the welfare state / Joseph H. Carens --
The patriarchal welfare state / Carole Pateman --
Citizenship and welfare / Robert K. Fullinwider.
Series Title: Studies from the Project on the Federal Social Role.
Responsibility: edited by Amy Gutmann.
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