Der humangerechte Sozialstaat 978-3-16-149118-4 - Mohr Siebeck
Cultural Studies

Elmar Nass

Der humangerechte Sozialstaat

Ein sozialethischer Entwurf zur Symbiose aus ökonomischer Effizienz und sozialer Gerechtigkeit

[The Just Welfare State. A Socio-Ethical Concept of the Symbiosis between Economic Efficiency and Social Justice.]

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Social justice poses the question of the mutual commitments to which members of society can be bound, and the reasons for this. Elmar Nass examines whether or not this is true and if so, which social standards may counteract discretion.
Social justice, seen as a widely-accepted socio-ethical criterion for a legitimate welfare state, poses the question of the mutual commitments to which members of society can be bound, and the reasons for this. Elmar Nass examines whether or not this is true and if so, which social standards may counteract discretion. He examines the consistency, coherence and implementability of those concepts of justice which are relevant for the discussion about the welfare state. His study would seem to confirm the contradiction between social justice and economic efficiency. In order to solve this problem, the author applies the idea of justice on the basis of capability, which originated in the ordoliberal concept of the social market economy, for the first time to a concept of a welfare state, a concept whose goal in its regulatory policies is to provide each human being with the opportunity to develop. This concept promises both a neo-Aristotelian and implementable symbiosis between social justice and economic efficiency.
Authors/Editors

Elmar Nass Geboren 1966; Studium der Theologie, Philosophie, VWL, Sozialwissenschaft in Bonn, Rom und Trier; 2002 theologische Promotion; 2006 sozialökonomische Promotion; wiss. Mitarbeit am Lehrstuhl für Sozialpolitik und Sozialökonomik in Bochum, daneben wiss. Leiter der Grundwertekommission der CDU-Sozialausschüsse.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Soziale Ordnung — 2007, 19
In: WSI-Mitteilungen — 2007, 630 (Markus Promberger)
In: Die Politische Meinung — 2007, Nr. 456, 24–27 (Wolfgang H. Spindler)
In: Stimmen der Zeit — 2008, 206–207 (Joachim Wiemeyer)
In: Die neue Ordnung — 2007, 478–479 (Hans Joachim Türk)
In: Politische Studien — 2008, 94–96 (Josef Franz Lindner)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 133 (2008), S. 695–697 (Wolfgang E. Müller)
In: FIPH Journal — 2008, Nr. 11, 23
In: Geschichte, Politik u. ihre Didakti — 2008, 146 (Willi Eisele)