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Bill Jordan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9781847420800

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.001.0001

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Welfare economics and public policy: ‘sputtering out’

Welfare economics and public policy: ‘sputtering out’

(p.171) nine Welfare economics and public policy: ‘sputtering out’
Welfare and well-being

Bill Jordan

Policy Press

This chapter addresses the relationship between normative challenges to welfarism and the economic approach to public policy — welfare economics. The first section of the chapter discusses welfare economics and its challengers. The second section discusses ‘weak welfarism’. The third section focuses on the liberal-communitarian version of public policy while the last section tackles subjective well-being and public policy.

Keywords:   welfarism, public policy, welfare economics, weak welfarism, subjective well-being

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