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Neoliberal policy and its influence on welfare ideology: A source of social injustice?

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dc.contributor.author McCoy, Ger
dc.contributor.author Peddle, Roisin
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T11:19:46Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T11:19:46Z
dc.date.issued 2012-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7990
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Neoliberalism believes in the freedom of the individual,however, the individual is responsible for their own welfare. Neoliberalism balks at the idea of the state spending money on the poor- it is an individual's responsibility to earn enough money to support themselves and their family. Just as the individual is responsible for their own financial welfare under the neoliberalist philosophy, the individual is responsible for their own personal well-being in the strictly secular postmodernist sphere. The language used by neoliberal policy makers when describing individuals who are eligible or dependent on welfare services is very distinct. The notion of unemployment as a choice puts the blame at the feet of the individual for being unemployed. The neoliberal system may give limited, residual benefits to the poor, but it refuses to address what makes these people poor in the first place en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Department of Sociology, University of Limerick en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Socheolas;3(2), pp.61-79
dc.subject Neoliberalism en_US
dc.subject injustice en_US
dc.subject social en_US
dc.title Neoliberal policy and its influence on welfare ideology: A source of social injustice? en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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