In Care of the State: Health Care, Education and Welfare in Europe and the U. S. A. in the Modern Era by Abram De Swaan, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
In Care of the State: Health Care, Education and Welfare in Europe and the U. S. A. in the Modern Era

In Care of the State: Health Care, Education and Welfare in Europe and the U. S. A. in the Modern Era

by Abram De Swaan
     
 

In this ambitious and original work Abram de Swaan, one of Europe's leading sociologists, describes the evolution of the modern welfare state in Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States from the late Middle Ages to the present. De Swaan traces the development of poor relief, mass education, urban sanitation, and social security as first

Overview

In this ambitious and original work Abram de Swaan, one of Europe's leading sociologists, describes the evolution of the modern welfare state in Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States from the late Middle Ages to the present. De Swaan traces the development of poor relief, mass education, urban sanitation, and social security as first local, then regional and national, responses to the twofold interdependency between rich and poor and among the rich themselves in the context of centralizing nation-states evolving in competition with each other. His broad focus provides a historical sociology of contemporary social problems and the collective arrangements that have evolved in different times and places.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195207033
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/1988
Series:
Europe and the International Order Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.24(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >