The issue of social welfare and individual responsibility has become a topic of international public debate in recent years as politicians around the world now question the legitimacy of state-funded welfare systems. The authors of this book debate the ethical merits of individual versus collective responsibility for welfare. David Schmidtz argues that social welfare policy should prepare people for responsible adulthood rather than try to make that unnecessary. Robert Goodin argues against the individualization of welfare policy and expounds the virtues of collective responsibility.
Author: David Schmidtz, Robert E. Goodin Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 08/13/1998 Pages: 244 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.86lbs Size: 9.01h x 6.00w x 0.60d ISBN: 9780521564618