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Theorising Welfare Enlightenment and Modern Society by Martin O'Brien, Sue Penna
  

Theorising Welfare Enlightenment and Modern Society

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Theorising Welfare Enlightenment and Modern Society by Martin O'Brien, Sue Penna

' Theorising Welfare is very well written and painstakingly clear. It is an accessible and original textbook on the welfare state and the idea of welfare. There is nothing available like it in terms of its scope and intellectual sweep' - Scott Lash, University of Lancaster There are many interpretations of welfare and welfare states, each providing insights into different aspects of welfare and pointing to different possibilities for its future. Theorising Welfare provides a guide to these debates through an examination of seven theoretical perspectives - liberalism, Marxism, neo-liberalism, post-structuralism, political economy, political ecology and postmodernism - situating them within their historical and political contexts.

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`Very well written and painstakingly clear. It is an accessible and original textbook on the welfare state and the idea of welfare. There is nothing available like it in terms of its scope and intellectual sweep' - Scott Lash, University of Lancaster


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Book Info

Publication date

7th April 1998

Author

Martin O'Brien, Sue Penna

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Ltd

Format

Hardback
256 pages

Categories

Social welfare & social services
Social issues & processes

ISBN

9780803989061

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