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Social Policy And The Ethic Of Care

Hankivsky, Olena

Verlag: UBC Press, Canada, 2004
ISBN 10: 077481070X / ISBN 13: 9780774810708
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Titel: Social Policy And The Ethic Of Care

Verlag: UBC Press, Canada

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Fine

Auflage: First Edition Textbook Binding.


Clean inside with no remarks or highlights. 178 pages with the index. clean with no remarks or highlights inside.Large Heavy Books May Need More Payment For Overseas Delivery. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 24486

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Inhaltsangabe: The feminist ethic of care has received much attention in schoarly circles recently. An ethic of care is concerned most of all with contextualizing the human condition, being responsive to people?s individual differences through a particular form of engagement, and taking into account the consequences of decisions in terms of relieving burdens, hurt, or suffering. Although the theory continues to develop, less attention has been paid to its practical implications. To date, the relationship between care ethics and public policy in the Canadian context has not been investigated.
Through a series of case studies, this book considers the implications of this ethic for a range of Canadian social policy issues. The author examines how the ethic of care, if properly applied, might change specific policies, and what lessons might be learned about the theory of care from such a focused application. Her examples demonstrate the extent to which a care orientation differs from a justice orientation, and provide an alternative normative framework for interpreting, understanding, and evaluating social policy.

Social Policy and the Ethic of Care bridges the gap between theoretical and public policy analysis in revealing why Canadian social policy is lacking and how it could be made more effective and robust by the inclusion of an ethic of care. This interdisciplinary text is essential reading for scholars and students of gender or feminist studies, philosophy, political theory, and social policy.

Inhaltsangabe: Over the last twenty years, the feminist ethic of care has had a significant impact on the study of ethics and political philosophy. Hankivsky develops the concept of a publicly viable ethic of care, and applies it to several Canadian social policy issues.

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