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Social ethics and welfare particularism

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9781861349538
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0007
Social ethics and welfare particularism

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This chapter synthesizes the empirical discussion of social welfare in the preceding chapters by presenting a welfare model based on the Lebanon case. This model is the social ethics-welfare particularism (SEWP). First, the chapter presents a configuration of religious welfare in Lebanon through the SEWP model, which shows the main welfare actors, their social exchanges, and the ties that link them. It portrays how the welfare strategies and outcomes that exist in Lebanon deviate away from mainstream thinking on social policy. Second, the chapter outlines the contribution that the SEWP makes to the theoretical literature on international social policy, with particular reference to welfare regime theory. In essence, the chapter places emphasis on the relevance of religious welfare in the region to the definition of social welfare and social policy.

Keywords: social welfare; Lebanon; social ethics-welfare particularism; religious welfare; social policy; social policy

Chapter.  12703 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology of Religion

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