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Human dignity and welfare systems

Chak Kwan Chan

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pro-‘workfare’ governments justify their policies by claiming ‘workfare’ helps enhance self-esteem and promote the dignity of unemployed recipients. On the other hand, welfare activists argue that ... More


The Relationship between Public Service Dissatisfaction and Political Action: Does Institutional Design Matter?

Maria Pettersson

in The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754354
eISBN:
9780804768153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the relationship between citizens' evaluations of public service output and political action, and how this relationship differs among institutional arrangements. Using two ... More


Class and Attitudes to Market Inequality: A Comparison of Sweden, Britain, Germany, and the United States

Stefan Svallfors

in The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754354
eISBN:
9780804768153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter compares attitudes to market inequality in different classes in four Western countries: Sweden, Britain, Germany, and the United States. Drawing on Robert Lane's argument that market ... More


Are We the People?: National Sentiments in a Changing Political Landscape

Mikael Hjerm

in The Political Sociology of the Welfare State: Institutions, Social Cleavages, and Orientations

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754354
eISBN:
9780804768153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754354.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores the extent of changes in national sentiments in eight countries (Britain, Germany, Sweden, Australia, Canada, Hungary, Czech Republic, and the United States) between 1995 and ... More


Organizational Inequality Regimes

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Dustin Avent-Holt

in Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190624422
eISBN:
9780190624460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624422.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Social Theory

This chapter describes organizations as inequality regimes. Regimes are comprised of the resources available for distribution; the task-, class-, and status-based social relations within ... More


Exploitation

Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Dustin Avent-Holt

in Relational Inequalities: An Organizational Approach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190624422
eISBN:
9780190624460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190624422.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Social Theory

Exploitation is a relationship in which one party uses power to gain at the expense of another. Exploitation happens through a claims-making process. Legal and cultural institutions steer which ... More


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