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Promoting welfare?Government information policy and social citizenship$
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Penny Leonard

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344885

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344885.001.0001

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(p.9) Two Citizenship
Promoting welfare?

Penny Leonard

Policy Press

This chapter looks at the use of the concept of citizenship as the theoretical framework. It then studies the contested and changing nature of citizenship, before considering the nature of social rights. It also tries to determine whether information can be regarded as a right, and where the responsibility lies for its provision. It then asserts that social citizenship provides a justification for the welfare state and a way to analyse and measure social policies.

Keywords:   citizenship, theoretical framework, social rights, information, social citizenship, welfare state, social policies

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