The passionate economist : how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare

Sally Sheard

Brian Abel-Smith was one of the most in influential expert advisers of the twentieth century in shaping social welfare. He was a modern-day Thomas Paine, driven by a strong socialist mission to improve the lives of the poorest. This valuable and accessible book is the first biography of Abel-Smith. It takes a historical perspective to analyse the development of health and social welfare systems since the 1950s, exposing the critical impact of long-running debates on poverty and state responsibility, especially in Britain. This book also provides the first comparative study of how developing countries sought better health and social welfare, enabled by the World Health Organisation and other agencies for whom Abel-Smith regularly worked. This book offers an engaging and useful study for students and researchers in health and social policy, history, politics and economics. It will also be essential reading for professionals working in those government ministries and institutions that Brian Abel-Smith helped to shape.

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  • Part 1: Inheritances and Duties: 1926-1951
  • Inheritances: 1926-1946
  • A Wider World: 1946-1951
  • Part 2: The Politics of Policies: 1951-1979
  • Beveridge's Britain: 1951-1955
  • Political Ambitions and Private Passions: 1955-1959
  • Health and Happiness: 1956-1964
  • A natural historian: The Hospitals 1800-1948
  • Lingua Franca: 1956-67
  • Distractions and Diversions: 1964-1968
  • Values: 1968-1970
  • Patriarchy and Authority: 1970-1974
  • 'Such marvellous fun': 1974-1976
  • Disillusionment: 1976-1979
  • International Commuting: 1975-79
  • Part 3: Shifting the Balance of Power: 1979-1996
  • In and Outers: 1979-1991
  • The End of the Party: 1979-1990
  • On the Move: 1990-1996
  • Epilogue.

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書名 The passionate economist : how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare
著作者等 Sheard Sally
出版元 Policy Press
刊行年月 2014
ページ数 xv, 581 p., [16] p. of plates
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781447314844
NCID BB14460156
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス