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In the name of liberalism : illiberal social policy in the USA and Britain

Author: Desmond S King
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2004.
Series: Oxford Scholarship Online
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines why the British and North American governments adopted illiberal social policies during this by this century. This book argues that existing accounts of American and British political  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Desmond S King
ISBN: 0198296290 9780198296294 0198296096 9780198296096
OCLC Number: 177339760
Notes: Digitalisat der Druck-Ausg. Oxford, 1999.
Description: Online-Ressource.
Contents: PART 1. POLITICS, POLICY MAKING AND IDEAS. ; 1. Liberalism and Illiberal Social Policy ; 2. Liberal Democracy and Policy-Making: Knowledge and the Formation of Social Policy ; PART 2. LIBERAL UNREASON ; 3. Cutting off the Worse: Voluntary Sterilisation in Britain in the 1930s ; 4. The Gravest Menace?: Eugenics and American Immigration Policy ; PART 3. LIBERAL AMELIORATION AND COLLECTIVISM ; 5. Reconditioning the Unemployed: the Labour Camps in Britain ; 6. This Kind of Work Must Go On: The US Civilian Conservation Corps ; PART 4. THE LIBERAL COERCIVE CONTRACT ; 7. Aroused Like One From Sleep: From New Poor Law to Workfare in Britain ; 8. A Second Chance, Not a Way of Life: Welfare as Workfare in the US ; PART 5. COONCLUSION ; 9. The Future of Social Citizenship
Series Title: Oxford Scholarship Online
Responsibility: Desmond King.

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'Welfare to Work' is just one of several case studies used by Desmond King in this scholarly account of how seemingly liberal western democracies slip easily into 'illiberal' social policies targeted Read more...

 
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