Democracy and the welfare state

edited by Amy Gutmann

The essays in this volume explore the moral foundations and the political prospects of the welfare state in the United States. Among the questions addressed are the following: has public support for the welfare state faded? Can a democratic state provide welfare without producing dependency on welfare? Is a capitalist (or socialist) economy consistent with the preservation of equal liberty and equal opportunity for all citizens? Why and in what ways does the welfare state discriminate against women? Can we justify limiting immigration for the sake of safeguarding the welfare of Americans? How can elementary and secondary education be distributed consistently with democratic values? The volume confronts powerful criticisms that have been leveled against the welfare state by conservatives, liberals, and radicals and suggests reforms in welfare state programs that might meet these criticisms. The contributors are Joseph H. Carens, Jon Elster, Robert K. Fullinwider, Amy Gutmann, Jennifer L. Hochschild, Stanley Kelley, Jr., Richard Krouse, Michael McPherson, J. Donald Moon, Carole Pateman, Dennis Thompson, and Michael Walzer.

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書名 Democracy and the welfare state
著作者等 Gutmann, Amy
シリーズ名 Princeton paperbacks
Studies from the Project on the Federal Social Role
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c1988
ページ数 ix, 290 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0691022755
NCID BA71874812
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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