Risk, Welfare and Work

Risk, Welfare and Work

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In recent decades, people's experience of welfare has undergone a dramatic transformation, with the responsibility for managing risk increasingly being shifted from state institutions to non-governmental agents, individuals and agencies. Some commentators see this shift as heralding a fundamental transformation of society, while others have pointed to the resilience of the welfare state. In the transformation of the welfare state, moral and ethical questions about collective responsibility for social and economic risks abound. In Risk, Welfare and Work, editors Greg Marston, Jeremy Moss and John Quiggin bring together contributors from diverse disciplines to explore these questions and examine shifting risk in historical and contemporary Australia-including implications for groups such as young people and Aboriginal Australians-and views of Britain and the United States.show more

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 139 x 211 x 20mm | 380g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Academic Monographs
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Print on Demand
  • charts
  • 0522857914
  • 9780522857917

About Jeremy Moss

Dr Greg Marston is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Deputy Head of the School of Social Work and Human Services at the University of Queensland. His research interests focus on the intersection of welfare state restructuring, policy implementation and social theory. Jeremy Moss is Director of the Social Justice Initiative at the University of Melbourne. His main research interests are in egalitarian discussions of key topics in political philosophy including equality, climate justice and political obligation. He has been awarded the Eureka Prize for Research in Ethics and the Australasian Association for Philosophy Media Prize. John Quiggin is an Australian Research Council Federation Fellow in Economics and Political Science at the University of Queensland. His other fellowships include the Australian Social Science Academy, the American Agricultural Economics Association and the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society. Professor Quiggin is prominent both as a research economist and as a commentator on Australian economic policy.show more