Reimagining Social Welfare: Beyond the Keynesian Welfare State

By James P. Mulvale

© 2001

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

Globalization and the rightward shift in politics in recent years have de-legitimated and largely dismantled the Keynesian welfare state that developed in the thirty year period after World War II. This book undertakes a re-theorization of social welfare, and investigates the responses of social policy advocacy organizations, feminists, and labour and other progressive movements to the downsizing and restructuring of the welfare state in Canada.

The author, who teaches in the School of Human Justice, University of Regina, examines how these constituencies are engaged in the process of reconceptualizing social welfare and reformulating social policy in ways that challenge the "neo-liberal" consensus.

In addition to exploring the key questions an innovative new vision of social welfare must address, the book also examines some of the strategic and practical challenges that confront social movements within Canada and internationally, in their efforts to reshape social policy goals and social welfare approaches in the context of corporate dominance of the global economy.

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Globalization and the rightward shift in politics in recent years have de-legitimated and largely dismantled the Keynesian welfare state that developed in the thirty year period after World War II.

Reimagining Social Welfare: Beyond the Keynesian Welfare State

By James P. Mulvale

© 2001

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

Globalization and the rightward shift in politics in recent years have de-legitimated and largely dismantled the Keynesian welfare state that developed in the thirty year period after World War II. This book undertakes a re-theorization of social welfare, and investigates the responses of social policy advocacy organizations, feminists, and labour and other progressive movements to the downsizing and restructuring of the welfare state in Canada.

The author, who teaches in the School of Human Justice, University of Regina, examines how these constituencies are engaged in the process of reconceptualizing social welfare and reformulating social policy in ways that challenge the "neo-liberal" consensus.

In addition to exploring the key questions an innovative new vision of social welfare must address, the book also examines some of the strategic and practical challenges that confront social movements within Canada and internationally, in their efforts to reshape social policy goals and social welfare approaches in the context of corporate dominance of the global economy.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 9.1in
  • Reviews

    Reimagining a new vision of welfare is long overdue in Canada. This book has a great potential readership.


    William S. Carroll, University of Victoria
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    JAMES P. MULVALE teaches in the School of Human Justice at the University of Regina.
  • Table of contents


    Acknowledgments


    1. Desperately Seeking a Successor to the Welfare State

    Progressive Theories of Social Welfare

      • Social-Democratic Perspectives

      • Marxian and Neo-Marxian Perspectives

      • Feminist Perspectives

      • The Anti-Racist Critique of the Welfare StateThe Green Critique of the Welfare State

      • The Emancipatory Needs-Articulation Approach to Social Welfare   

    Towards a Theoretical Synthesis

    From Theory to Issues

    The Social Movements and Organizations

    Methodology


    2. Who Works, Who Gets Paid, and Who Cares?

    Critical Issue in Social Welfare Policy

    Caring Work and Welfare

    Revisiting the Question of Job Creation

    The Social Economy as a Means of Job Creation

    Job Training and Labour-Market Entry Programs

    Towards a Fully Inclusive and Just Labour Market

    Improved Pay and Benefits for Part-timers

    Work-Time Reduction

    Overcoming Alienation on the Job and Democratizing the Workplace

    The End of (Paid) Work?

    Work, Time, and Economic Security


    3. Economic Security in an Insecure World

    Critical Issue in Social Welfare Policy

    Reimagining Economic Security in Canada

      • Income maintenance

      • Security of food supply and adequate nutrition

      • Adequate and affordable housing

      • Good health and health care

    The Challenge of Social Welfare


    4. The Multiple Axes of Social Equality and Welfare

    Critical Issue in Social Welfare Policy

      • Gender

      • Disability

      • Sexual Orientation

      • Race/Ethnicity

      • First Nations

      • Balancing, Blending, and Linking New Initiatives


    5. New Dimensions of Citizenship: The Democratization and Greening of Social Welfare

    Critical Issue in Social Welfare Policy

    Expanding and Enriching Our Definition of Citizenship

    Democratization of Social Welfare Policy and Programs

    Protecting, Enriching, and Expanding the Civil Commons

    The Greening of Social Policy

    The Cutting Edge: Promising Responses, and Interconnections


    6. Towards a New Vision of Social Welfare for the Twenty-First Century

    Taking Stock of Our Theoretical Approaches to Social Welfare

    Tracing the Influence of the Theoretical Approaches

    Reinventing Social Welfare

    A New Vision of Social Welfare

    Strategic Challenges in Moving Forward


    Notes


    Appendix I: Key Informant Interviews


    Appendix II: Glossary of Acronyms


    References


    Index

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