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Thinking collectively : social policy, collective action and the common good

Author: Paul Spicker
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, well-respected author Paul Spicker lends a complementary voice to his Reclaiming individualism, reviewing collectivism as a dimension of political discourse. Taking a dispassionate and methodical approach, the author explores what collectivism means in social policy and what value it offers to the field.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Spicker
ISBN: 9781447346906 1447346904
OCLC Number: 1103219996
Description: 1 online resource (190 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Thinking Collectively; Copyright page; Table of contents; Preface; About the author; Part I Collectivism; 1 Substantive collectivism: collectivism in practice; Social behaviour; Social groups; Collective action; Society; Collectivism: some initial reflections on policy; 2 Methodological collectivism: social science and social policy; Understanding behaviour collectively; Methodological collectivism in practice; 3 Moral collectivism; The morality of collective action; Groups as moral actors; Reconciling moral collectivism with moral individualism 4 The individual and the collectiveIndividual and group interests; The many and the few; Protecting individuals within collective structures; The individual and the collective: moral perspectives; 5 Community; The nature of a community; Patterns of community; Solidarity in communities; Social inclusion; The political community; Part II Collective action for the common good; 6 Government and collective action; The nature of government; Government as collective action; Government and civil society; Democratic government; 7 Radical democracy; Civic republicanism; Populism Populism and radical democracy8 Collective values; Collective action as a value in itself; Constitutive values; Substantively collective values; 9 Policies for the common good; The common good; The conditions for a common good; Methods: voice and empowerment; Policies for the common good; 10 The common weal; Towards a good society; The principles of the common weal; Society; The common good; Solidarity; Stewardship; Rights; Equality; A common enterprise; Index; Index of names; Back Cover
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