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“How achieve democratic care for ”all”? Trade-offs in social spheres"

Journal article
Authors Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta
Published in International Journal for Care and Caring
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Political Science
Language en
Keywords ethics of care, public policy, implementation, encompassing welfare state
Subject categories Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies), Public Administration Studies


Scholarly discussions on the political power of care and care ethics have considered democratic notions such as how care recipients can make their voices heard, but recently the problem has been expanded to include how care needs can be met in a manner consistent with democratic commitments to justice, equality and freedom for all’, which addresses equal access to care. Assessing the possibilities to meet this requirement shows different trade-offs in civil society, the market and publicly funded solutions. It seems that the ideals of care ethics, such as democratic access to care, sit more comfortably with publicly funded care.

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