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The modern British state : an historical introduction

Author: Philip Harling
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a synthesis of the literature on state development that explains how and why the contours of the British state have changed since 1700. The main theme is the dramatic broadening of the state's functions and its cost during this period.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Harling
ISBN: 0745621929 9780745621920 0745621937 9780745621937
OCLC Number: 45413472
Description: viii, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Revolution Settlement and the Rise of the Fiscal-Military State, 1688-1715 --
2. The Fiscal-Military State and its Discontents, 1715-1815 --
3. The Limits of the Laissez-Faire State, 1815-1880 --
4. The Making of the Social-Service State, 1880-1939 --
5. Total War and Cradle-to-Grave Welfare, 1939-1979 --
6. The Limits of State Power, 1979 to the Present.
Responsibility: Philip Harling.

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