Love, hate and welfare

Pyschosocial approaches to policy and practice

Lynn Froggett

Love, hate and welfare

Lynn Froggett

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

216 pages
Paper $37.95 ISBN: 9781861343437 Published October 2002 For sale in North and South America only
This book presents a psychosocial examination of the changing relationships between users of services, professionals and managers in the post-war welfare state. It:develops practice-based perspectives on changing social relations of care;discusses the psychic dimensions of entitlement, risk, responsibility, compassion and dependency in the welfare system;develops a grid to link the interpersonal, institutional and sociopolitical dimensions of successive post-war welfare settlements;explores the potential contribution of psychoanalytic concepts to social policy and practice. ·[vbTab][vbTab]This book is aimed at all those who have an interest in the development of responsive welfare institutions, including policy makers, professionals and academics.
Contents

Part One: Introduction
Between fracture and solidarity
Psychosocial welfare
Old welfare: from warriors to citizens
No welfare: privatisation of concer
Mixed welfare: from consumption to compassion?

Part Two: Introduction
Beyond welfare: compassion, recognition and ethics of care
Beyond welfare: recognition, practice and the organisation
Beyond welfare: the political environment
Beyond welfare: vision, voice and story 

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