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The ethics of welfare : human rights, dependency, and responsibility

Author: Hartley Dean
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2004.
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Present day policy makers endorse the cause of human rights, yet they tell us we can have no rights without responsibility and that dependency is irresponsible. This text offers a critique of this paradox and discusses the ethical conundrum it implies for the future of social welfare.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ethics of welfare.
Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2004
(OCoLC)607429363
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hartley Dean
ISBN: 1861345585 9781861345585 1861345623 9781861345622
OCLC Number: 55506865
Description: vii, 216 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Hartley Dean --
Ideological constructions --
Human rights and welfare rights: contextualising dependency and responsibility / Hartley Dean --
Dependency, justice and the ethic of care / Kathryn Ellis --
Responsibility and welfare: in search of moral sensibility / Shane Doheny --
Popular and welfare provider discourses --
Popular discourses of dependency, responsibility and rights / Hartley Dean, Ruth Rogers --
Fostering a human rights discourse in the provision of social care for adults / Kathryn Ellis, Ruth Rogers --
Administering rights for dependent subjects / Hartley Dean, Ruth Rogers --
Service user experiences --
Agency, 'dependency' and welfare: beyond issues of claim and contribution? / Peter Dwyer --
Ethical techniques of the self and the 'good jobseeker' / Ruth Rogers --
New Labour, citizenship and responsibility: family, community and the obscuring of social relations / Michael Orton --
Reconceptualising dependency, responsibility and rights / Hartley Dean.
Responsibility: edited by Hartley Dean.
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