David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Social Welfare 1 (2):123-146 (2007)
This paper presents a profile of the welfare regime in Lebanon which is posited on the twin precepts of human ethics and welfare particularism. It highlights the key role that moral values play in the conceptualization and implementation of social policy, as well as in the measurement of welfare outcomes. This is marked by the dominance of duty, traditionalism and elitism in the ethics of religious welfare in Lebanon. The paper argues that the social welfare regime in Lebanon overlaps with the debates on the ethics of care and on virtue ethics in Western moral philosophy. This is also linked in with contemporary conceptualizations of religious ethics in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The paper asserts that religious ethics is a valid endeavour in its own right and an ever more pertinent subject matter for the study of social welfare and social policy. This challenges the traditional dichotomy between reason and faith which has subdued the relevance of religion to public life. Indeed, religion, the nuclear family and clientelism networks are shown to play a critical role in Lebanese social welfare, such that, in spite of state incapacity, the welfare regime there cannot be considered rudimentary. The method adopted for this research was a large qualitative case study involving service providers and users at the Ministry of Social Affairs and five leading Christian and Muslim religious welfare organizations in Lebanon
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
David J. Mellor (2009). The Sciences of Animal Welfare. Wiley-Blackwell.
Raymond Plant (1980). Political Philosophy and Social Welfare: Essays on the Normative Basis of Welfare Provision. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Ian Buchanan & Robert Gunn (2007). The Interpretation of Human Rights in English Social Work: An Exploration in the Context of Services for Children and for Parents with Learning Difficulties. Ethics and Social Welfare 1 (2):147-162.
David Fraser (2008). Understanding Animal Welfare: The Science in its Cultural Context. Wiley-Blackwell.
Lennart Nordenfelt (2011). Health and Welfare in Animals and Humans. Acta Biotheoretica 59 (2):139-152.
Sarah Banks, Richard Hugman, Lynne Healy, Vivienne Bozalek & Joan Orme (2008). Global Ethics for Social Work: Problems and Possibilities—Papers From the Ethics & Social Welfare Symposium, Durban, July 2008. Ethics and Social Welfare 2 (3):276-290.
Kirsten Schmidt (2011). Concepts of Animal Welfare in Relation to Positions in Animal Ethics. Acta Biotheoretica 59 (2):153-171.
James Yeates (2013). Animal Welfare in Veterinary Practice. Wiley-Blackwell.
J. Donald Moon (ed.) (1988). Responsibility, Rights, and Welfare: The Theory of the Welfare State. Westview Press.
James Griffin (2000). Welfare Rights. Journal of Ethics 4 (1-2):27-43.
D. B. Forrester (2000). Welfare and Human Nature: Public Theology in Welfare Policy Debates. Studies in Christian Ethics 13 (2):1-14.
Eileen Munro (2007). Confidentiality in a Preventive Child Welfare System. Ethics and Social Welfare 1 (1):41-55.
Joel Marks (2011). Veterinarian, Heal Thy Profession. Philosophy Now 85 (85):47.
James W. Yeates (2010). Death is a Welfare Issue. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (3):229-241.
Added to index2010-09-01
Total downloads10 ( #165,436 of 1,410,267 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,872 of 1,410,267 )
How can I increase my downloads?