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OF 'SOLIDARITY' IN united kingdom SOCIAL WELFARE the following then, possibly, is a British model of cohesion in social welfare, yet early there are robust tensions among the powerfully liberal individualistic strands of the British knowing of the capabilities of the country and the socialistic or communitarian tendency of a dedication to common welfare provision. within the look for the roots of this figuring out of welfare we will survey, fitst, the historic heritage to those tensions in a few early British political philosophers, beginning with Hobbes and finishing with Mill. We then think of the philosophical and social impacts at the Beveridge file itself, and we'll hint the emergence of the philosophy of the welfare country within the period following the second one international struggle. ultimately we contemplate the modern debate, because it pertains to the 'Third method' taking into consideration New Labour. 2. A mSTORICAL cartoon within the earlier part we saw that the philosophy underlying the Beveridge document might be defined as 'liberal collectivism'. What are the historic antecedents of this unusual amalgam of individualism and collectivism? in the brief scope of this bankruptcy, any account of the philosophical background needs to be little greater than a comic strip, yet we will be able to probably comprehend such a lot debates in British socio-political inspiration as a continual discussion with the well-known declare of Thomas Hobbes in Leviathan that every one political associations are based on egoistic motives.

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Solidarity in Health and Social Care in Europe

OF 'SOLIDARITY' IN united kingdom SOCIAL WELFARE right here then, probably, is a British model of unity in social welfare, yet early there are robust tensions among the powerfully liberal individualistic strands of the British figuring out of the capabilities of the kingdom and the socialistic or communitarian tendency of a dedication to common welfare provision.

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So this type of welfare state is characterised by a relatively low level of welfare state expenditures and having only a small impact on the vertical income redistribution. The conservative type stresses equity over redistribution. Not an individualistic equity, but a kind of corporative status equity. Society in conservative welfare states is segmented in the sense that there is a hierarchy according to class and status differentials. Not only the welfare state, but also the Stiinde are the relevant moral communities and solidarity is therefore not only founded on the ideal of citizenship, but also on Stiindesbewusstsein.

Is there some basic unity in the diversity of the ways public opinion and political office holders react to the tensions in health and social care in the member countries of the European Union? Or is there more variety than uniformity discernible? MODERNISATION, SOUDARITY AND CARE IN EUROPE THE SOCIOLOGIST'S TALE 17 Given this objective, this chapter is set up as follows. In section two we describe briefly the advance of modernity into the particular configuration of organised solidarity and individual responsibility in the realm of the welfare state.

This is particularly the case with respect to access to care and the quality of the supply of care services. At the same time, there is more room for a flexible supply of care and for meeting individual preferences, as well as for the operation of the market and for the levying of individual contributions to finance the care services. This change in funding is likely to jeopardise the solidarity with the lower incomes and with chronically ill persons. 9. COUNTRY STUDIES In order to highlight the differences in developments in solidarity in health care between the different countries, the national studies more or less share the same structure.

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