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Do not do unto others

Wellbeing in a less unjust society

Product: Book

Trim size in cm: 12x19

Pages: 168

ISBN: 978-88-590-0502-5

Publication date: 01/05/2014


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The economic crisis, which hit Europe in 2008 has brought to light the topic of social injustice. Without reforms, the equity imbalances in relations at all levels, both in the economic and social sectors, are deepening and they represent a potential detonator for further degradation of social cohesion.
Are there alternatives to the ever-tougher selfish competition or to the even colder indifference among social subjects? Can we improve justice, both in the cutthroat world of economics and in our everyday dealings with ordinary people and in the relationships between therapists and users in the welfare system? Respecting the golden rule (do not do unto others what you do not want others to do unto you) today more than ever appears as a lighthouse which should illuminate policies and civic will in view of a sober and sustainable wellbeing.
The essays included in this collection identify, in particular, the possible role of social policy makers, at various levels, as possible facilitators of constructive and regenerating social relations, where the moral strength arising from the sufferings caused by injustice can be recognised as the corner stone of regenerated welfare systems.


Freedom and happiness in a time of great crisis
- The welfare of the future. Mutuality and relational subsidiarity
- I get the welfare I give. The well-being of social professionals
- Widening the circle. Suggestions for a municipal civic welfare
- Afterword
Defending the welfare state
Robin Hood welfare