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Justice, Care, and the Welfare State

Daniel Engster


Western welfare states are undergoing significant transition. Changes in the nature of work and the family, the growing elderly population, and other developments have rendered existing welfare policies largely out-of-step with economic and social conditions. While welfare state reform clearly raises important questions about justice and social policy, political philosophers have been slow to explore the nature of justice in many areas of welfare policy. This book develops a theory of justice to guide contemporary welfare state reform. Applying normative political philosophy to public policy i ... More

Keywords: justice, care ethics, welfare state, public policy, political theory, family, healthcare, social security, disability, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719564
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719564.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Engster, author
Associate Professor, The University of Texas at San Antonio