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The welfare state : a reader / edited by Christopher Pierson and Francis G. Castles
Bib ID 2328101
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Description Malden, Mass. : Polity Press, 2000 
xi, 403 pages ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0745622526
0745622534
Summary

This book draws on the writing on welfare of the past 50 yrs and features the work of more than 30 authors and shows how, why and for whom the politics of welfare has assumed a position as the key social, economic and political issue. The emphasis is on welfare debates and coverage ranges from the postwar era to the current and the future.

Full contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Acknowledgements.
  • Editors' Note.
  • Editors' Introduction to the Second Edition.
  • Part I Approaches to Welfare.
  • The First Welfare State? (Thomas Paine).
  • ?Classical?.
  • The Welfare State in Historical Perspective. (Asa Briggs).
  • Citizenship and Social Class. (T.H. Marshall).
  • Universalism versus Selection. (Richard Titmuss).
  • Perspec tives on the Left.
 
Notes

First published in 2000 by Polity Press in association with Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Welfare state.
Other authors/contributors Pierson, Christopher  |  Castles, Francis G. (Francis Geoffrey), 1943-
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