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Social Policy and the Ethic of Care

Social Policy and the Ethic of Care bridges the gap between theoretical and public policy analysis in revealing why Canadian social policy is lacking and how it could be made more effective and robust by the inclusion of an ethic of care. This interdisciplinary text is essential reading for scholars and students of gender or feminist studies, philosophy, political theory, and social policy.

188 pages

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments


1 First-Generation Care Theorists and Liberal Assessments of Care

2 Second-Generation Care Theorists and the Moral Principles of Care

3 The Interpretation of Equality: A Study of Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

4 Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A Care-Informed Approach for Compensating Victims of Institutional Abuse

5 Economic Costing in Social Policy: The Ethics of Quantifying Intangible Losses

6 Caregiving: Reconceptualizing the Public/Private Divide Conclusion




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