Human Dignity and Welfare Systems

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Policy Press, 19 окт. 2005 г. - Всего страниц: 248
Pro-'workfare' governments justify their policies by claiming 'workfare' helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that 'workfare' suppresses the dignity of unemployed persons. This book examines the concept of human dignity in this context and attempts to clarify its meaning. For the first time, it formulates a framework for evaluating the dignity of welfare recipients; uses this framework to explore the dignity of unemployed persons in four different welfare systems: UK, Sweden, China and Hong Kong and compares the conditions of human dignity in each case and identifies factors which enhance or suppress it. Human dignity and welfare systems is important reading for students and academics in the fields of social policy, social work, philosophy and politics. It is also a useful reference text for politicians, welfare administrators and activists.

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two Rationality sociability and human dignity
13
four Hong Kong and human dignity
37
five China and human dignity
65
six The United Kingdom and human dignity
95
seven Sweden and human dignity
125
eight Comparing human dignity in four welfare systems
155
nine Human dignity and the classification of welfare states
197
References
211
Index
237
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Chak Kwan Chan, Division of Criminology, Public Health and Policy Studies, Nottingham Trent University and Graham Bowpitt, Faculty of Economics and Social Science, Nottingham Trent University

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