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Understanding social citizenship : themes and perspectives for policy and practice

Author: Peter Dwyer
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2004.
Series: Understanding welfare.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The government is now promoting citizenship heavily, and it is now part of the secondary schools national curriculum. This text provides students of all levels with a clear sense of the history of citizenship, and also of the key theoretical debates that have informed contemporary understandings of the concept.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dwyer, Peter.
Understanding social citizenship.
Bristol : Policy, 2004
(OCoLC)644045623
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Dwyer
ISBN: 1861344155 9781861344151 1861344163 9781861344168
OCLC Number: 56083868
Description: xvii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Citizenship and welfare --
Social citizenship --
Social rights --
The principles underpinning welfare rights --
Equality, needs and desert --
Equality? --
Wants, preferences and needs --
Defining need --
Desert --
Key aspects of social citizenship: provision, conditionality and membership --
Two traditions of thought: civic republicanism and liberalism --
The origins of citizenship: a brief overview of civic republicanism --
The emergence of liberalism --
The differing visions of liberalism and communitarianism --
The liberal position --
Libertarian liberalism: a citizenship of civil and political rights --
Egalitarian liberalism: embracing social rights --
Communitarianism --
The importance of obligation --
Radical and conservative communitarianism --
Two traditions, two types of citizenship? --
The development of social citizenship in Britain --
Alfred Marshall: 'roughs', 'respectables' and the future of the working classes --
Work, family and nation: issues of inclusion and exclusion --
T.H. Marshall: civilising capitalism --
Key aspects of T.H. Marshall's citizenship theory --
T.H. Marshall wrong about social rights? --
Marshall's many critics --
Contemporary approaches to social citizenship --
T.H. Marshall and the Social Democratic tradition --
Titmuss and the welfare society --
T.H. Marshall: a democratic socialist vision of social citizenship? --
Social citizenship and challenges from the Left --
Marxism and the critique of social rights --
The Left and the positive potential for a reformulated notion of social citizenship.
Series Title: Understanding welfare.
Responsibility: Peter Dwyer.
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