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Welfare law

Author: Lucy A Williams
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate/Dartmouth, ©2001.
Series: International library of essays in law and legal theory., Second series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume seeks to expose the roots of the essentialized view of welfare law as non-essential. The editor has chosen articles which engage with the political and societal rhetoric underlying the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy A Williams
ISBN: 0754620964 9780754620969
OCLC Number: 47118639
Description: xix, 469 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Development of the welfare state: theories of the welfare state, Jill Quadagno; theories of justice and the welfare state, Nicola Lacey. Part 2 The rhetoric of dependency - wage work and family work: a genealogy of dependency - tracing a keyword of the US welfare state, Nancy Fraser and Linda Gordon; masking dependency - the political role of family rhetoric, Martha L.A. Fineman; from equality to social inclusion - New Labour and the welfare state, Ruth Lister. Part 3 The meaning of citizenship: women, citizenship and difference, Nira Yuval-Davis; citizenship and gender - theoretical approaches and historical legacies, Jet Bussemaker and Rian Voet; opposing Prop.187 - undocumented immigrants and the national imagination, Linda S. Bosniak; pious wishes or directly enforceable human rights? - social and economic rights in South Africa's 1996 constitution, Pierre De Vos. Part 4 Images, constructions and identities: race, rat bites and unfit mothers - how media discourse informs welfare legislation debate, Lucy A. Williams; the rhetoric of poverty - their immorality, our helplessness, Thomas Ross; the value of black mothers' work, Dorothy E. Roberts; comment - raising questions about perspectives on black lone motherhood, Miri Song and Rosalind Edwards; social identity and social policy - engagements with postmodern theory, David Taylor. Part 5 Evolving welfare states within a global economy: the international labour organization and the welfare state - institutional effects on national welfare spending, David Strang and Patricia Mei Yin Chang; the making of post-communist social policy - the role of international agencies, Bob Deacon and Michelle Hulse.
Series Title: International library of essays in law and legal theory., Second series.
Responsibility: edited by Lucy A. Williams.

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