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    Justice as welfare: equity and solidarity

    Gearey, Adam (2012) Justice as welfare: equity and solidarity. London, UK: Continuum. ISBN 9781441184412.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Justice as Welfare provides an egalitarian account of distributive justice by rethinking notions of welfare. It first considers possible forms of decentered welfare to promote communal and individual autonomy rather than the bureaucratic, centralized market-oriented control. Next, it uses theoretical resources to rethink the conventional notions of solidarity that support welfare. Drawing on recent work in continental philosophy, Justice as Welfare suggests that welfare requires a notion of social ontology. It provides both an account of the existential context of communal risk sharing and a framework to think about desire, value, and opportunity. Noting present political and economic realities, it suggests that international strategies to control ‘flight capital’ are necessary to create and maintain egalitarian welfare. Justice as Welfare aims to present a convincing theoretical account of welfare as social justice and to show how this requires the assertion of democratic control over economic and social reproduction at both national and international levels. This philosophically informed argument about egalitarian justice will appeal to anyone researching issues of social welfare, political theory, and applied political philosophy.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Research Centre: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2012 10:06
    Last Modified: 07 Dec 2016 15:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5221

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