Welfare policy in Britain : the road from 1945

edited by Helen Fawcett and Rodney Lowe

The welfare state arouses controversy whether attention is focused on its recent past or future development. This volume draws together the latest historical research to address two key sets of questions. First, what is a welfare state and how can it best be analysed? Has analysis traditionally been too narrow? Should it be broadened to include, for instance, industrial relations, race and the philosophical debate over the definition of equality? Second, should not current policy be informed by a greater sense of history? The British welfare state was created because of the inability of the market in the 1930s to eradicate mass unemployment and poverty. Since the 1980s market forces have been reintroduced into centralised welfare provision because of the perceived failure of the state. Does policy have to turn full circle? Cannot constructive lessons be learnt from the past? The essays focus on the underprivileged. They include broad surveys on, for example, the development of the personalsocial services and the redistribution of resources since 1945. There are also detailed case-studies of the 'rediscovery' of poverty in the 1960s and the construction of an 'underclass'. Each is written by a leading expert in the field.

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  • Preface
  • P.Catterall Introduction
  • R.Lowe Inequality Redistribution and Living Standards in Britain since 1945
  • P.Johnson Renegotiating the Boundaries: Risk, Responsibility in Personal Welfare since 1945
  • D.Gladstone The Voluntary Sector and the State in Twentieth Century Britain
  • J.Lewis From Problem Family to Underclass, 1945-95
  • J.Macnicol Democratic Socialism and Equality
  • R.Plant The National Assistance Board and the Rediscovery of Poverty
  • J.V.Wilson The Trade Union Movement the Social Contract and Social Policy 1970-74
  • H.Fawcett Immigration and Economics: the Politics of Race and Immigration in the Postwar Period
  • S.Saggar The Welfare State: from Beveridge to Borrie
  • C.Pierson Index

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書名 Welfare policy in Britain : the road from 1945
著作者等 Fawcett, Helen
Lowe, Rodney
Catterall, P.
シリーズ名 Contemporary history in context series
出版元 Macmillan;St. Martin's Press
刊行年月 1999
ページ数 xi, 226 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0312219547
NCID BA40992712
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス