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Concluding remarks

Brid Featherstone

in Contemporary fathering: Theory, policy and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349880
eISBN:
9781447301974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349880.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter offers some concluding thoughts. A feature of the current political context, certainly in England, and one actively influenced by fathers' groups, is an emphasis on encouraging father ... More


Liberty, equality, fraternity

Paul Spicker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book takes the three founding principles of the French Revolution — liberty, equality, fraternity — and examines how they relate to social policy today. The book considers the political and ... More


Introduction

Paul Spicker

in Liberty, equality, fraternity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Two hundred years ago, the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity were seen as radical, challenging and iconoclastic. In modern societies, although there are many differences in ... More


Equality

Paul Spicker

in Liberty, equality, fraternity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The fundamental debate about equality in the 21st century is not whether people should be equal; it is how far that principle should be applied. Equality means the removal of disadvantage. There are ... More


Types Of Political Economy, Spending, Taxing, And Economic Performance

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter evaluates the influence of political economy, government spending, and taxation on economic performance. It examines whether the expanding welfare state and the continuing push for ... More


American Exceptionalism and Policy Implications

HAROLD L. WILENSKY

in Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy, and Performance

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231764
eISBN:
9780520928336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231764.003.0018
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the policy implications of so-called American exceptionalism. It explains that the U.S. is one of six countries that are the least corporatist and its decentralized, fragmented ... More


Conditions for Forgetting: Intersubjectivity as Modernity’s Logic

Dipankar Gupta

in LEARNING TO FORGET: The Anti-Memoirs of Modernity

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195674330
eISBN:
9780199081820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195674330.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The logic that influences modernity is the striving for intersubjectivity. The ‘other’ in pre-modern characterization refuses to acknowledge the individual as an equal individual. In the place of ... More


Positive freedom and state welfare: T.H. Green (1836–82)

Vic George

in Major thinkers in welfare: Contemporary issues in historical perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427069
eISBN:
9781447302728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427069.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses the ideas of T.H. Green, which helped fill the gap of government intervention in public affairs. It begins by examining the concept of positive freedom, which can be found in ... More


Towards equality

Paul Spicker

in Liberty, equality, fraternity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter discusses five kinds of policy for equality. Firstly, there is equality of treatment. It states that people are treated equally when they are treated on an equal basis — that is, without ... More


Employment and pay in Europe and the US: food for thought about flexibility and the European Social Model

Wiemer Salverda

in Unwrapping the European social model

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347985
eISBN:
9781447304135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347985.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter sheds some light on the European Social Model (ESM) by approaching it from the perspective of employment, or the economy more generally, but also by comparing it to the United States ... More


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