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States, social knowledge, and the origins of modern social policies

Author: Dietrich Rueschemeyer; Theda Skocpol
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press ; New York : Russell Sage Foundation, ©1996.
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Laws regulating the industrial labor process, pensions for the elderly, unemployment insurance, and measures to educate and ensure the welfare of children were enacted in many industrializing capitalist nations from the 1850s to the 1920s. This same period saw the development of modern social sciences. The eight essays collected here examine the reciprocal influence of social policy and academic research in
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Genre/Form: Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dietrich Rueschemeyer; Theda Skocpol
ISBN: 0691034443 9780691034447 069100112X 9780691001128
OCLC Number: 32467236
Description: vi, 332 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Knowledge about what? Policy intellectuals and the new liberalism / Ira Katznelson --
Social knowledge, social risk, and the politics of industrial accidents in Germany and France / Anson Rabinbach --
Social science and the building of the early welfare state: toward a comparison of statist and non-statist western societies / Björn Wittrock and Peter Wagner --
The Verein für Sozialpolitik and the Fabian Society: a study in the sociology of policy-relevant knowledge / Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Ronan van Rossem --
Progressive reformers, unemployment, and the transformation of social inquiry in Britain and the United States, 1880s-1920s / Libby Schweber --
Social knowledge and the generation of child welfare policy in the United States and Canada / John R. Sutton --
International modeling, states, and statistics: Scandinavian social security solutions in the 1890s / Stein Kuhnle --
Social knowledge and the state in the industrial relations of Japan (1882-1940) and Great Britain (1870-1914) / Sheldon Garon.
Responsibility: edited by Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Theda Skocpol.
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