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The ethics of welfareHuman rights, dependency and responsibility$
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Hartley Dean

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345622

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.001.0001

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Dependency, justice and the ethic of care

Dependency, justice and the ethic of care

Chapter:
(p.29) Two Dependency, justice and the ethic of care
Source:
The ethics of welfare
Author(s):

Kathryn Ellis

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345622.003.0003

This chapter is based on the premise that an examination of the relationship between care and justice is useful for exploring the key themes of dependency, responsibility and rights. The first section of the chapter reviews the development of a feminist ethic of care and the disagreeing principle of justice on which it draws. The second section discusses the principal ideas linked with a political ethic of care in order to elucidate on dependency, responsibility, and rights as they relate to recent policy developments in care in the UK. The last section considers what lessons might be drawn from a discussion of care and justice as the basis for the development of more socially just arrangements for care.

Keywords:   care, justice, dependency, responsibility, rights, ethic of care, policy developments, feminism

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