4.2 Applying tools from moral and political philosophy
A Coggle Diagram about Understanding conditionality
(Housing and homelessness
and Welfare reform
- both form precedents for examining social issues using philosophical tools and using moral and empirical evaluation criteria
), The Gap
(Housing, homelessness and theoretical work
King 2011: 111
- Anderson (2003, p.203) writes that there is a paucity of attempts within the literature to integrate homelessness within welfare state paradigms.
"Bengtsson (2001:109) has stated that “political philosophers seldom discuss housing, whereas government papers on housing seldom discuss political philosophy”. As a result of this lack of explicit discussion “we have to reconstruct political ideologies from general ideas about individuals and groups, about the role of the state and markets, about co-operation and civil society, etc” (Bengtsson 2001:109). "
- so there is an issue in both directions
) and Selectivity and needBolderson 2010: 223
"The function of selectivity in welfare is to allocate resources to people who have special needs, or are especially meritorious or deserving. Selectivity as a tool in welfare is described and explained by Lockwood as involving ‘the fine-tuning of social rights’ that manages the balance between the ‘system-integrative’ need for efficiency in capitalist liberal democracy and its ‘social-integrative need to provide “acceptable” or “tolerable” levels of social welfare’ (Lockwood, 1996: 535)."