3 edition of Altruism and the British welfare state found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-169) and index.
|Statement||Robert M. Page.|
|LC Classifications||HV245 .P243 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 179 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||179|
|LC Control Number||96084030|
Part I. Altruism, affluence, and the perversity of social amelioration. The altruism desire and political altruism --Altruism in the affluent society --Perversity of political altruism --Public policy entrepreneurs and intellectuals --Part II. Historical evidence on decline of affluent societies. Steinberg suggests a definition for altruism in the clinical setting, that is "intentional and voluntary actions that aim to enhance the welfare of another person in the absence of any quid pro quo external rewards". In one sense, the opposite of altruism is spite; a .
As Monroe has discovered, the financial and religious backgrounds of altruists vary greatly — as do their views on issues such as welfare, civil rights, and morality. Altruists do, however, share a certain way of looking at the world: where the rest of us see a stranger, altruists see a fellow human being. The welfare state is closely linked to the “people’s war” of World War II in British memory – as in the NHS bit of the London Olympics opening ceremony in
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Altruism and the British Welfare State [Page, Robert M.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Altruism and the British Welfare StateCited by: This monograph on the influence of altruism on British social policy covers such topics as the historic roots of altruism and social welfare in Britain; altruism during and after World War II; and the performance and prospects of the altruistic welfare state.
Libertarians argue that altruistic concern for the poor should be channelled through private charity rather than through a (compulsory) welfare state. Altruism, however, is a complex idea.
Should it be directed at satisfying preferences or at meeting needs. We also need to distinguish between calculating altruists, who are concerned only about collective outcomes and would prefer not to.
This work on altruism—which extends across a range of problems including religion—will enhance his deservedly high reputation. If you read only one book on the topic, make it this one.”—Michael Ruse, Director of the Program in History and Philosophy of Science, Florida State University.
Michael RusePages: Welfare, Ethnicity, and Altruism applies the controversial theory of 'Ethnic Nepotism', first formulated by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Pierre van den Berghe, to the modern welfare state (both are authors in this volume).
This theory states that ethnic groups resemble large families whose members are prone to cooperate due to 'kin altruism'. Welfare, Ethnicity, and Altruism applies the controversial theory of 'Ethnic Nepotism', first formulated by Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Pierre van den Berghe, to the modern welfare state (both are authors in this volume).
This theory states that ethnic groups resemble large families whose members are prone to cooperate due to 'kin altruism'. It contends that our welfare is inextricably entangled with that of others, and accordingly law and ethics, in determining our best interests, should recognise the central importance of relationality, the performance of obligations, and (even apparently injurious) altruism.
In this eloquent and accessible book, famed biologist David Sloan Wilson provides new answers to this age-old question based on the latest developments in evolutionary science.
From an evolutio. A powerful treatise that demonstrates the existence of altruism in nature, with surprising implications for human society/5(24). Solidarity: altruism and responsibility 38 Mutual aid 41 generalisation they make are difficult to relate to welfare states in practice4.
This book is concerned with a different type of description, and it` takes a different approach. The evolution of the British Welfare State. Legacies of Altruism: Richard Titmuss, Marie Meinhardt, and Health Policy Research in the s Marie Dessauer, later Marie Meinhardt, worked with the British welfare state scholar and policy analyst Richard Titmuss on pioneering studies of social factors and health.
Titmuss, R. () Essays on the Welfare State, London: George. Welfare, Ethnicity, and Altruism applies the controversial theory of 'Ethnic Nepotism', first formulated by Irenus Eibl-Eibesfeldt and Pierre van den Berghe, to the modern welfare state (both are authors in this volume).
This theory states that ethnic groups resemble large families. Welfare, Ethnicity and Altruism: New Data and Evolutionary Theory (Routledge Studies in Nationalism and Ethnicity) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition by Frank Salter (Editor)Reviews: 2. Buy Does Altruism Exist.
() (): Culture, Genes, and the Welfare of Others: NHBS - David Sloan Wilson, Yale University Press. His publications on welfare and social policy were radical and wide-ranging, spanning fields such as demography, class inequalities in health, social work, and altruism.
Titmuss's work played a critical role in establishing the study of social policy as a scientific discipline; it helped to shape the development of the British Welfare State and.
In this eloquent and accessible book, famed biologist David Sloan Wilson provides new answers to this age-old question based on the latest developments in evolutionary science. From an evolutionary viewpoint, Wilson argues, altruism is inextricably linked to the functional organization of groups.
Pay books indicate that the value of these transfers only amounted to less than 6 per cent of their net pay (Rodgerpp.). Also, the pay of soldiers did not always reach the families regularly or in time (Trustramp.
56; Humphries a, p. Marshall, T. H., Sociology at the Cross-Roads, Heinemann, London,pp. –64 (‘Professionalism in Relation to Social Structure and Social Policy’) illustrates the optimistic perceptions of altruism in the new professional strength resulting from the ‘welfare state’.
book.) I reviewed welfare, individualism and collectivism and the role of the state in Reclaming individualism (Policy Press, ). I offered a different view of social norms and the state in The welfare state: a general theory (Sage, ).
Ideologies and power are. Purchase Handbook of the Economics of Giving, Altruism and Reciprocity, Volume 1 - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN The long read: Shocked by the ‘poverty cycle’, British reformers created a safety net for casual workers.
Now precarious working conditions are back, and the welfare state is under attack. According to David Beito in From Mutual Aid to the Welfare State, there was a "great stigma" attached to accepting government aid or private charity during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.1 Mutual aid, on the other hand, did not carry the same stigma.
It was based on reciprocity: today's mutual-aid recipient could be tomorrow's donor. Barry () takes the view that modern democratic welfare states are more dependent on altruism than ever. Barry argues that governments are not neutral bodies and do not automatically agree to provide health services but rather act in direct response to the wishes of the electorate in the polling booth on election day.
For Comte, altruism was a label that implied the positive moral virtue of acts whose principal end was the welfare of others. (2) Today, altruism is usually understood as actions that benefit others at the expense to oneself, whereas self-interest describes actions that are principally intended to achieve self-benefit.