ABSTRACT

Originally published in 1984 Theories of Welfare looks at theories of social administration developed in different social science disciplines. The book ranges widely and gives concise coverage to the historical and intellectual background in which the theory emerged, the implicit or explicit value assumptions, and account of the most important theoretical concepts and the major criticisms of them, an indication of the relevance to social administration and a guide to further reading.

chapter 1|25 pages

The social sciences and welfare

ByAnthony Forder

chapter 2|28 pages

Neo-classical and micro-economic theory

ByAnthony Forder

chapter 3|33 pages

Macro-economic theory

ByTerry Caslin

chapter 4|24 pages

Marx and marxism

BySandra Walklate

chapter 5|21 pages

Functionalism

BySandra Walklate

chapter 6|28 pages

Pluralist and elitist theories of political processes

ByGeoffrey Ponton

chapter 7|22 pages

The interactionist perspective

BySandra Walklate

chapter 8|21 pages

Two theories of social justice

ByAnthony Forder

chapter 9|24 pages

Explanations of poverty

ByAnthony Forder

chapter 10|15 pages

Conclusion

ByAnthony Forder