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Institutions and culture

Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420800
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0009
Institutions and culture

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This chapter examines the roles of culture and contract in the construction, subversion and maintenance of institutions, and the consequences of these processes for welfare and well-being. Discussed in this chapter are: negotiating culture; institutions, change and value; and the illusion of autonomy.

Keywords: culture; contract; institutions; welfare; well-being; autonomy

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Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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