The Welfare State in Britain since 1945

Author: Rodney Lowe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349270121

Category: Great Britain

Page: 406

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This is the third edition of a book which has established itself as a standard work on the British welfare state for students and general readers alike. Rodney Lowe incorporates recent developments and the latest research, providing a clear guide to the evidence on which to base informed judgments on the past record, and future prospects, of the welfare state in Britain.

Welfare Policy in Britain

The Road from 1945

Author: Rodney Lowe,Helen Fawcett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349273228

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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The welfare state arouses controversy whether attention is focused on its recent past or future development. Leading experts in welfare history draw together the latest research in essays combining broad policy surveys and detailed case studies. The key questions are 'What is a welfare state?' and 'How can it best be analysed?'. The history of the British welfare state suggests that the traditional approach has been too narrow. Current policy should be informed by a greater sense of history.

Housing and the Welfare State

The Development of Housing Policy in Britain

Author: Peter Malpass

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333962091

Category: Housing

Page: 241

View: 8260

This new analysis of housing policy in Britain since 1945 challenges conventional notions of the relationship between housing and the welfare state. It argues that housing policy in the years after the Second World War is better understood in terms of market restructuring. However, in more recent years housing has been at the forefront of changes that have drawn it closer to other welfare state services, and the modernisation of public services is continuing the trend.

Changing Directions of the British Welfare State

Author: Gideon Calder,Jeremy Gass,Kirsten Merrill-Glover

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783165510

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 8291

This is a unique and timely survey of the evolving priorities of the British welfare state since its inception in the late 1940s, with an emphasis on how current and future aims and features of welfare provision compare with the ambitions of its original architects. In this book, 15 commentators, including prominent academic experts in the field, and also members of think tanks, charities and campaigning organisations – with a foreword by the BBC’s Huw Edwards, explore themes such as health, education, housing, gender, disability and ethnic diversity. The result of this study is a rich, critical and thought-provoking exploration of the legacy and prospects of the welfare state – worth reading by anyone with an interest in debates on how a modern society should meet the needs of its citizens.

Education In A Post Welfare Society

Author: Tomlinson, Sally

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335217532

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 8054

Providing a critical overview of education policy since 1945, this book includes chronologies of education acts, reports and initiatives and summaries of major legislation.

Disability and the Welfare State in Britain

Changes in Perception and Policy 1948–79

Author: Jameel Hampton

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447316428

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7930

The British Welfare State initially seemed to promise welfare for all, but excluded millions of disabled people. This book examines attempts in the subsequent three decades to reverse this exclusion. It also provides the first major analysis of the Disablement Income Group and the Thalidomide campaign.

The Origins of the British Welfare State

Society, State and Social Welfare in England and Wales, 1800-1945

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137079800


Page: N.A

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Over the last 200 years Britain has witnessed profound changes in the nature and extent of state welfare. Drawing on the latest historical and social science research The Origins of the British Welfare State looks at the main developments in the history of social welfare provision in this period. It looks at the nature of problems facing British society in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries and shows how these provided the foundation for the growth of both statutory and welfare provision in the areas of health, housing, education and the relief of poverty. It also examines the role played by the Liberal government of 1906-14 in reshaping the boundaries of public welfare provision and shows how the momentous changes associated with the First and Second World Wars paved the way for the creation of the 'classic' welfare state after 1945. This comprehensive and broad-ranging yet accessible account encourages the reader to question the 'inevitability' of present-day arrangements and provides an important framework for comparative analysis. It will be essential reading for all concerned with social policy, British social history and public policy.

Liberalism and the Welfare State

Economists and Arguments for the Welfare State

Author: Roger E. Backhouse

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019067668X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

View: 4931

"Many recent attacks on the welfare state are in the name of liberalism. However, the welfare state was the creation of liberals, who included many economists, as much as socialists. Focusing on economists' arguments, this book looks at the way different types of liberalism, from the early twentieth century British New Liberals, to German Ordoliberals, Japanese Liberals, and modern Neoliberals have engaged with the welfare state. It provides a comparative analysis of economists' attitudes to the welfare state in three countries, each of which had a different tradition of economic thinking and different institutions for welfare provision. This is complemented with papers on the international dimension, which explore different neoliberal visions of the relation between supra-national institutions and the welfare state, and how neoliberals responded to the global financial crisis. An important lesson from the book is that liberalism has not been synonymous with either the "classical" Liberalism of Locke and Mill or with modern neoliberalism, but encompasses positions that are much more supportive of welfare provision by the state"--

British Social Policy

1945 to the Present

Author: Howard Glennerster

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 1405152443

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 6952

This is a new edition of one of the most widely used texts on the history of social policy in Britain. Covering the period from the end of the Second World War to the present day, Howard Glennerster focuses on the Welfare State to explore the myths that have shaped popular conceptions of social policy, and which continue to dominate current debates. From the earliest days of the Welfare State, to New Labour's reform commitments for the new century, Glennerster concludes that social policy can only ever be understood in the context of the political and economic concerns of the time. For this third edition the author provides a new final chapter covering New Labour's policy in the twenty-first century and updates the book's earlier chapters, tables, charts, and select bibliography.

Bread for All

Author: Chris Renwick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141980355


Page: 336

View: 4712

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The British Welfare State

A Critical History

Author: John Brown

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631171928

Category: Political Science

Page: 148

View: 9109

The nature of the British "Welfare State", established in the 1940s through the acceptance of the Beveridge Report's recommendations and assumption, has long been the subject of an inconclusive debate, even though knowledge of its history has increased as official papers have become open to access under the thirty year rule. What aims, interests and forces shaped its development before and after the Beveridge Report's appearance, from the Liberal innovations in social policy before 1914 to the collapse of full employment in the 1970s? This book examines the answers to such questions provided by recent historical research and discussion, offering a critical and comprehensive study of the modernization of social policy in Britain.

The Foundations of the Welfare State

Author: Pat Thane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131788907X

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

View: 8393

A fully revised and rewritten second edition of a book which is now regarded as a classic. Takes full advantage of new research and places strong emphasis on voluntary action and the role of women in the shaping of social policy. It retains the excellent historical perspective that makes it unique among its competitors, comparing recent policy changes to pre-1950 welfare policy.

Britain since 1945

A Political History

Author: David Childs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136322655

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 8077

Britain since 1945 is the established textbook on contemporary British political history since the end of the Second World War. David Childs' authoritative chronological survey discusses domestic policy and politics in particular, but also covers external and international relations. This new and improved seventh edition of this important book brings the picture to the present by including the following additions: Tony Blair's resignation and Gordon Brown's accession to power immigration the financial crisis from 2007: the first bank run in Britain since 1866 the 'Special-relationship' with the US and Obama the 2010 General elcetion and the first coalition government since 1945 'Broken Britain' and Crime the era of ‘owned by China' and Britain’s place in a turbulent world. Britain since 1945 is essential reading for any student of contemporary British history and politics.

British Social Policy Since 1945

Author: Howard Glennerster

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631220220

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 8230

This new edition of one of the key texts on the history of social policy has been completely updated and amended and now includes a completely new chapter on changes since the 1997 General Election, further information on the Thatcher years, and more cross-country comparisons.