Scotland - new directions in welfare?

Mooney, Gerry and Scott, Gill (2015). Scotland - new directions in welfare? In: Müller, Klaus Peter ed. Scotland 2014 and Beyond – Coming of Age and Loss of Innocence? Scottish Studies International Series (39). Frankfurt Main: Peter Lang, pp. 403–422.



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This book examines Scotland from a great variety of international and disciplinary perspectives, offering viewpoints from ordinary citizens as well as experts in culture, history, literature, sociology, politics, the law, and the media. The texts investigate the mental processes, dispositions, and activities that have been involved in past and present discussions about Scottish independence, freedom, equality, justice, and the creation of a fair society. Such discussions have been shaped by specific values, ideologies, class or personal interests and objectives as well as by specific ways of telling their stories. These are analysed together with the European, global, and democratic dimensions of Scotland, in order to find answers to the question how coming of age might be achieved today.

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