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Changing directions of the British welfare state

Author: Gideon Calder; Jeremy Gass; Kirsten Merrill-Glover
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2012.
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A unique and timely survey, by prominent academics and social campaigners, of the evolving priorities of the British welfare state, and the values which have underpinned it.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gideon Calder; Jeremy Gass; Kirsten Merrill-Glover
ISBN: 9780708325469 0708325467
OCLC Number: 810116610
Description: xvi, 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Gideon Calder, Jeremy Gass and Kirsten Merrill-Glover. --
Timeline. --
Part 1. The 'five giants'. --
Want : 'what the British people desire': the rise and fall of insurance-based social security / Peter Kenway. --
Disease : social democracy, health inequalities and the welfare state / Michael Sullivan. --
Ignorance : combating ignorance : education, social opportunity and citizenship in Wales / Gareth Rees. --
Squalor : shifting boundaries : people, homes and the state since 1945 / John Puzey. --
Idleness : 'no longer a problem of industry'? Principles, practice and policy in the early twenty-first century / David Byrne. --
Part 2. Five challenges. --
Gender : continuity and change : gender and welfare / Sandra Shaw. --
Race : a very 'British' welfare state? 'Race' and racism / Charlotte Williams. --
Disability : what rights for disabled people in a welfare state? Need-fulfilment versus identity-assertion and the 'problem of dependency' / Steven R. Smith. --
Devolution : devolution and the welfare state : the case of Wales / Mark Drakeford. --
The start and end of life. --
Conclusions : taking stock / Victoria Winckler.
Responsibility: edited by Gideon Calder, Jeremy Gass and Kirsten Merrill-Glover.


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A valuable, wide-ranging assessment of where Beveridge's welfare state stands in the early years of the 21st century. It should be of interest to both students of social policy and a wider Read more...

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