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Welfare rights and responsibilities: Contesting social citizenship

Peter Dwyer


The British government is currently committed to radical reform of the welfare system underpinning social citizenship in the country. Welfare rights and responsibilities are a response to this, focusing on welfare reform and citizenship. Three issues are central to citizenship's social element: provision, membership, and the link between welfare rights and responsibilities (conditionality). Part 1 of the book discusses competing philosophical, political, and academic perspectives on citizenship and welfare. Part 2 then moves discussions about social citizenship away from the purely theoretical ... More

Keywords: welfare reform, welfare services, political philosophy, social policy, sociology, social citizenship, welfare rights, responsibilities, conditionality, membership

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9781861342041
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861342041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Dwyer, author