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Citizenship and Social Rights
The Interdependence of Self and Society



November 1994 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Society is clearly more than an assemblage of disparate entities; yet the needs, desires, and rights of the individual must be carefully balanced against those of the group. In Citizenship and Social Rights, Fred Twine analyzes the continual process of adjustment between the self and society. Emphasizing the theme of interdependence, Twine examines this relationship as evidenced in such key elements as politics, economics, and social interaction. The impact of consumerism is also considered, not only in social terms (increasing reliance), but environmental (material availability) and political (preservation versus consumerism) as well. Offering a clear and compelling assessment of subjects of debate and advancement in the field, this volume will be invaluable to scholars and students of sociology, social policy, politics, and philosophy.

 
PART ONE: SOCIAL INTERDEPENDENCE: A BASIS FOR SOCIAL RIGHTS
 
Self and Society
The Development of the `Social Self'

 
 
Labour Markets and Interdependence
The Kinds of People We Are Able To Be

 
 
Lifecourse Interdependence
The Social Connections and Networks of Life

 
 
PART TWO: ENVIRONMENTAL INTERDEPENDENCE
 
The Sustainability of the Means to Life
 
GNP and the Mis-measure of Progress
 
Externalities
Environmental and Social Costs

 
 
PART THREE: A POLITICS OF REDISTRIBUTION, SUFFICIENCY AND PARTICIPATION
 
Redistribution and Sufficiency
 
Political Participation
Beyond and Below the Nation State

 
 
PART FOUR: EXPLORING SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL RIGHTS
 
Social Exclusion and Social Rights
 
The Social Rights of Citizenship
 
Sources of Income and Forms of Taxation
 
Welfare State Regimes
 
PART FIVE: TOWARDS EUROPEAN SOCIAL RIGHTS
 
Social Citizenship in Europe
The European Social Charter

 
 
A Basic Income
An Embodiment of Social Rights?

 
 
PART SIX: CITIZENSHIP: UNDERSTANDING AND PERCEPTION
 
The Sociological Imagination
 
Having and Being

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