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    Welfare, community and solidarity

    Gearey, Adam (2013) Welfare, community and solidarity. Law, Culture and the Humanities 11 (3), pp. 340-348. ISSN 1743-8721.

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    Radical constitutional scholarship could make use of a concept of solidarity to enable a new engagement with concepts of welfare and political community. Rather than a welfare state, with all its attendant problems, it is possible to link the concept of solidarity to the notion of a welfare community. A welfare community asserts the importance of common life against capitalist market relationships. Conceiving of the welfare community requires insights from continental philosophy, as well as developments of co-production and core economy thinking. Most importantly, this approach grounds welfare in a political critique of free market capitalism, rather than a theory of rights, and requires a bold assertion of a constitution as a limitation of the socially and economically destructive effects of markets.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Solidarity, community, welfare, rights, being with, being alongside, capitalism, associationalism, social justice, co-production, core economy, social ontology, socialism
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Research Centres and Institutes: Contemporary Literature, Centre for
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2013 11:55
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:05


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