The Civic Minimum: On the Rights and Obligations of Economic Citizenship by Stuart M. White (Hardback, 2003)
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- DescriptionMany governments today are engaged in far-reaching programs of 'welfare reform'. But what would a just program of welfare reform consist in? Is the current emphasis on linking welfare 'rights' to 'responsibilities' justifiable? In this book, Stuart White reconsiders the principles of ecomic citizenship appropriate to a democratic society, and explores the radical implications of these principles for public policy. According to White, justice demands that ecomic cooperation satisfy a standard of 'fair reciprocity'. Against a background of institutions that are sufficiently just in other respects, those citizens who share in the social product have an obligation to make a productive contribution back to the community in return: every citizen should 'do her bit'. While prominent in the work of many past egalitarian thinkers, this duty to contribute has t received much attention in recent political theory. White seeks to redress this neglect, and to show why and how the claims of reciprocity should be integrated with other important concerns that have featured more prominently in recent literature. These include the concerns to prevent brute luck disadvantage and ecomic vulnerability. From the standpoint of fair reciprocity, it is t necessarily unjust to link welfare rights with the performance of work-related responsibilities. But the justice of such a linkage depends on how far ecomic institutions meet other requirements of justice. In policy terms, fair reciprocity thus calls for a generous 'civic minimum' in which work-related welfare benefits are complemented by other policies designed to prevent poverty and vulnerability, secure opportunity for meaningful work, and eliminate class-based inequalities in educational opportunity and inherited wealth. In concluding, White contests the fashionable view that egalitarian reform is unfeasible in contemporary circumstances. The philosophy of fair reciprocity provides the basis for a new public conversation about ecomic citizenship, in which all citizens - t just those currently amongst the welfare poor - are encouraged to confront their responsibility to others.
- Author(s)Stuart M. White
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication20/02/2003
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Series TitleOxford Political Theory
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight572 g
- Width162 mm
- Height241 mm
- Spine21 mm
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