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Rethinking Welfare
Author: Michael Lavalette

ISBN: 9780761964186
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 17 March 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.2
Description:
I would encourage undergraduates students to read it, for it does summarise well a classical Marxist analysis of social policy and welfare' - "Social Policy

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The anti-capitalist movement is increasingly challenging the global hegemony of neo-liberalism. The arguments against the neo-liberal agenda are clearly articulated in Rethinking Welfare. The authors highlight the growing inequalities and decimation of state welfare, and use Marxist approaches to contemporary social policy to provide a defence of the welfare state.

Divided into three main sections, the first part of this volume looks at the growth of inequality, and social and environmental degradation.

Part Two centres on the authors' argument for the relevance of core Marxists concepts in aiding our understanding of social policy. This section includes Marxist approaches to a range of welfare issues, and their implications for studying welfare regimes and practices.

Issues covered include:

- Class and class struggle

- Opression

- Alienation and the family

The last part of the book explores the question of globalization and th...

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