Emotional Life and the Politics of Welfare

  • Paul Haggett
  • Editors
  • Jo Campling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 210-229

About this book


Social policy and political theory are based upon rationalist models of the human subject. Drawing particularly upon contemporary Kleinian and feminist political theory the author explores the powerful role that emotions such as love, hate and fear play in the development of the human subject. From this base the book then examines a range of contemporary issues such as employment, dependency, care and generosity, conflict and oppression which are relevant to struggles around the welfare state.


care emotion feminism politics social policy

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Haggett
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Social and Economic ResearchUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUK

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