- Tethered Citizens: Time to Repeal the Welfare State
- “How tethered are you?” That’s what Sheldon Richman starts out asking in this indispensable book laying bare “the theory and practice of the welfare state.” Chances are Richman’s answer will widen the eyes even of those who think they’re familiar with the welfare state’s milestones, such as the New Deal.
- Sociology of the Caring Professions
- This text discusses the role of the caring professions and reforms in the welfare state, assessing the impact on organizational roles and relationships. It should be of value to those studying sociology, social policy, nursing and social work.
- Economics of the Welfare State
- The fifth edition of this successful textbook discusses the different parts of the welfare system and, in particular, cash benefits, the health service and education. The text argues that the welfare state does not exist just to help the underprivileged, but also for means of efficiency, in areas where the private markets would be inefficient or would not exist at all.
- A Life of One's Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State
- The welfare state rests on the assumption that people have rights to food, shelter, health care, retirement income, and other goods provided by the government. David Kelley examines the historical origins of that assumption, and the rationale used to support it today.
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