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Retirement, Pensions and Justice

A Philosophical Analysis

Authors: Hyde, Mark, Shand, Rory

  • Bridges finance and philosophy by examining retirement systems in terms of justice
  • Clarifies the differences between classic and egalitarian liberal viewpoints within pension schemes
  • Looks at pension schemes in terms of liberal justice
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This book addresses the tendency to mischaracterise liberalism as a “neoliberal” reform project, arguing that liberal political philosophy is concerned only to sustain the conditions that make individual freedom possible. This is illustrated with reference to the design of pensions. Considered in terms of liberal justice, retirement systems require redistributive transfers to help the poor, measures to ensure that retirees are rewarded on their merits, and provisions that treat everyone with equal dignity and respect. Rather than presenting liberal pensions as a close analogue to neoliberalism, this volume highlights their egalitarian virtues. This book will appeal to scholars of retirement and pensions, social policy, economics and political philosophy.

About the authors

Mark Hyde is a Reader in Work and Pensions at the University of Plymouth, UK. His most recent work on the privatisation of pensions has included several books and monographs: The Marketization of Social Security (2001), The Privatization of Mandatory Retirement Income Protection (2006), The Intergenerational Covenant (2010), Classical Liberalism and Conservatism (2014) and, most recently, Rent-Seeking in Private Pensions: Concentration, Pricing and Performance (2016).
Rory Shand is a Senior Lecturer in Public Services at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His research has generated publications in several fields including the nature and scope of enterprise in a public services setting, the political philosophy of the public good, and disability as a form of social stratification. His most recent books include The Governance of Sustainable Rural Renewal (2016) and Sport, Community Regeneration, Governance and Development (2017). 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Liberty, Equality, or Fraternity? A “Liberal” Approach to the Design of Pensions?

    Hyde, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • Need and Just Pension Design

    Hyde, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 27-56

  • Desert and Just Pension Design

    Hyde, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 57-84

  • Citizenship and Just Pension Design

    Hyde, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 85-110

  • Conclusion

    Hyde, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 111-126

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60066-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-60065-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Retirement, Pensions and Justice
Book Subtitle
A Philosophical Analysis
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-60066-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-60066-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-60065-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 133
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