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Reasons for Welfare: The Political Theory of the Welfare State

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Robert Goodin passionately and cogently defends the welfare state from current attacks by the New Right. But he contends that the welfare state finds false friends in those on the Old Left who would justify it as a hesitant first step toward some larger, ideally just form of society. Reasons for Welfare, in contrast, offers a defense of the minimal welfare state substantially independent of any such broader commitments, and at the same time better able to withstand challenges from the New Right's moralistic political ...

Reasons for Welfare: The Political Theory of the Welfare State 1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691022796

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Reasons for Welfare: The Political Theory of the Welfare State 1988, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691077666

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