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Democracy, Justice, and the Welfare State: Reconstructing Public Care Julie Anne White

Democracy, Justice, and the Welfare State: Reconstructing Public Care

Julie Anne White

Published May 17th 2000
ISBN : 9780271020037
Paperback
188 pages
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The commitment to end welfare as we know it shaped public policy in the 1990s. Analysts all seemed to agree that public welfare programs were a resounding failure. What should better public care look like?Democracy, Justice, and the Welfare StateMoreThe commitment to end welfare as we know it shaped public policy in the 1990s. Analysts all seemed to agree that public welfare programs were a resounding failure. What should better public care look like?Democracy, Justice, and the Welfare State sets up a dialogue between work on the ethic of care and studies of public care in practice. White argues that care as it is currently institutionalized often both assumes and perpetuates dependency and so paternalistic relationships of authority. Better public care requires that such paternalistic practices be challenged. Care appropriate to a democratic context must itself be a democratic practice.