British Social Policy: 1945 to the Present / Edition 3

British Social Policy: 1945 to the Present / Edition 3

by Howard Glennerster
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405152443

ISBN-13: 9781405152440

Pub. Date: 01/12/2007

Publisher: Wiley

This is a new edition of one of the most widely used texts on the history of social policy in Britain. Covering the period from the end of the Second World War to the present day, Howard Glennerster focuses on the Welfare State to explore the myths that have shaped popular conceptions of social policy, and which continue to dominate current debates. From the

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This is a new edition of one of the most widely used texts on the history of social policy in Britain. Covering the period from the end of the Second World War to the present day, Howard Glennerster focuses on the Welfare State to explore the myths that have shaped popular conceptions of social policy, and which continue to dominate current debates. From the earliest days of the Welfare State, to New Labour's reform commitments for the new century, Glennerster concludes that social policy can only ever be understood in the context of the political and economic concerns of the time.

For this third edition the author provides a new final chapter covering New Labour's policy in the twenty-first century and updates the book's earlier chapters, tables, charts, and select bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405152440
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/12/2007
Series:
Making Contemporary Britain Series, #4
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.

Acknowledgements.

1 The British Welfare State: Origins and Myths.

2 Beveridge: Founding Father?.

3 The Right to Health, Knowledge, Food, Shelter and Work, 1945–51.

4 The New Conservatism and Social Policy, 1951–64.

5 Completing the Post-war Agenda 1964–76, Part One: the Poor and the Poorest.

6 Completing the Post-war Agenda 1964–76, Part Two: From Equal Access to Equality?.

7 Morality, Family and the State: the Legacy of the Sixties.

8 The Party Over, 1976–88.

9 New Directions, 1988–97.

10 Sixty Years On.

Appendix: Social Policy Ministries and Ministers 1940–2006.

Bibliography.

Index

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