Retirement, Pensions and Justice

A Philosophical Analysis

  • Mark Hyde
  • Rory Shand

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Mark Hyde, Rory Shand
    Pages 27-56
  3. Mark Hyde, Rory Shand
    Pages 57-84
  4. Mark Hyde, Rory Shand
    Pages 85-110
  5. Mark Hyde, Rory Shand
    Pages 111-126
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 127-133

About this book


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.


Pension Pension scheme Retirement model Pension Design Justice Social Policy Social Solidarity Liberalism Liberty Need Financial Impovershment Retirement Income Safety-Net Selectivism Universal Basic Pension Agent Responisbilty Second Pillar Pensions Social Insurance Defined Contribution Pensions Defined Benefit Pensions

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Hyde
    • 1
  • Rory Shand
    • 2
  1. 1.Plymouth Business SchoolPlymouth UniversityPlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of History, Politics and PhilosophyManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-60065-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-60066-0
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