9780485121629

Making of Social Policy in Britain : From the Poor Law to the New Labor

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  • ISBN13:

    9780485121629

  • ISBN10:

    048512162X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group

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Summary

This third edition of a standard work takes the analysis of social policy into the time of the Blair Government, offering fresh perspectives on the search for solutions to the problems of poverty, sickness, crime, squalor and poor educational standards. Revised and extended, it offers a long view on some basic human problems, and some valuable lessons from the past, which are in danger of being forgotten. Essential Reading for all those concerned with the study of British social life.

Table of Contents

Figures
vii
Tables
viii
Introduction ix
Acknowledgements xi
The Poor and the Poor Law
1(13)
Dirt, Disease and Danger
14(16)
Voluntary Action
30(14)
Darkest England and the Poverty Surveys
44(12)
Bypassing the Poor Law
56(12)
Victorian Values or Socialist Visions?
68(12)
The Liberal Answer
80(8)
The Hungry Thirties
88(15)
War, Peace and the Beveridge Plan
103(13)
Setting Up the `Welfare State'
116(14)
Problems of Expansion
130(15)
Problems of Contraction
145(18)
Breaking the Consensus
163(14)
Dismantling the Framework
177(15)
New Labour -- New Social Policy?
192(19)
Appendix I Quasi-Markets, Quality and Measurement 211(5)
Appendix II Political Parties in Power since 1830 216(2)
Appendix III Biographical Notes 218(10)
Notes and Sources 228(27)
Bibliography 255(14)
Index 269

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