Welfare: Needs, Rights, and Risks

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Mary Langan
Psychology Press, 1998 - 282 pages

Welfare: Needs, Rights and Risks addresses the question of how people get access to social welfare in the UK today. It explores the public, political and professional definitions, constructions and conflicts about who should receive social welfare and under what conditions. In a period during which the rationing, targeting and selective provision of welfare have become more significant, more visible and more disputed, this book examines how individuals and groups come to be defined as in need, at risk or deserving of welfare.

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Contents

by Mary Langan
5
The politicization of need
13
Rationing welfare in the 1990s
21
The Contested Concept of Need 3
33
Whose Needs Whose Resources? Accessing Social
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Who Decides?
127
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The Young Offender
171
Legitimate Membership of the Welfare Community
215
Review
259
Acknowledgements
273
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