Public Philosophy Monographs (1998)

As part of its ongoing program on public philosophy, the Carnegie Council initiated a workshop series to address current conceptions of democracy around the world. Four papers were published as individual monographs. The monographs and the program aim to develop a more nuanced understanding of the values underlying public policies in this era of globalization.

Chile's Innovations in Social Welfare: Principles and Policies | 12/31/1998 Veronica Montecinos Chile has been converted into a prototype of policy experimentation in social welfare, not only because of the "revolutionary" character of many of its reforms, but also because of the early and growing internationalization of intellectual and political elites and policy paradigms.

Community, Contract, and the Death of Social Citizenship | 12/31/1998 Hugh Heclo This article traces the death of the idea of social citizenship--a consensus among the public that citizens are entitled to social as well as civil and political rights--during the 1980s and the 1990s.

Is There a Public Philosophy in Central-Eastern Europe? Equity and Distribution 'Then' and 'Now' | 12/30/1998 Zsuzsa Ferge After the regime change in Hungary the neoliberal/neoconservative orthodoxy has emerged as the dominant public philosophy, breaking the bonds between and within generations, between the less and the more fortunate.

Social Policy in the UK: Creating a New Social Contract | 12/13/1998 Howard Glennerster The monographs, and the program, aim to develop a more nuanced understanding of the values underlying public policies in this era of globalization.

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