Major thinkers in welfare : contemporary issues in historical perspective

Vic George

This is the first book to examine the views of a number of theorists from ancient times to the 19th century on a range of welfare issues: wealth, poverty and inequality; slavery, gender issues, and the family; child rearing and education; crime and punishment; the role of government in society; and, the strengths and weaknesses of government provision vis a vis market provision. The book also looks at the values of the various theorists as well as their perception of human nature for these tend to underpin their welfare views. The book will make essential reading for students of social policy, gender issues, community care, social work, and sociology.

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  • Introduction
  • Classical Athens: Plato and Aristotle
  • The Graeco-Roman world: Epicurus, Zeno, Cicero, Seneca and Aurelius
  • Early Christianity: St Augustine, St Francis of Assisi and St Aquinas
  • The Renaissance: Desidarius Erasmus and Thomas More
  • The Reformation: Martin Luther and Jean Calvin
  • Absolutism: Thomas Hobbes
  • Liberalism: John Locke
  • Early feminism: Mary Astell, Sophia, and Mary Wollstonecraft
  • A welfare society: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  • The market, laissez-faire and welfare: Adam Smith
  • Democracy and welfare: Thomas Paine
  • Classical Marxism and welfare: Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
  • Positive freedom and state welfare: T.H. Green.

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書名 Major thinkers in welfare : contemporary issues in historical perspective
著作者等 George, Victor
George Vic
出版元 Policy Press
刊行年月 2010
ページ数 xi, 274 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9781847427069
NCID BB02654246
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス