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Citizenship

Penny Leonard

in Promoting welfare?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344885
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303091 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344885.003.0002
Citizenship

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This chapter looks at the use of the concept of citizenship as the theoretical framework. It then studies the contested and changing nature of citizenship, before considering the nature of social rights. It also tries to determine whether information can be regarded as a right, and where the responsibility lies for its provision. It then asserts that social citizenship provides a justification for the welfare state and a way to analyse and measure social policies.

Keywords: citizenship; theoretical framework; social rights; information; social citizenship; welfare state; social policies

Chapter.  5869 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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