In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain

In the Name of Liberalism: Illiberal Social Policy in the USA and Britain

by Desmond S. King
     
 

This book investigates examples of social policy in Britain and the United States that conflict with liberal democratic ideals. It examines the use of eugenic arguments in the 1920s and 1930s, the use of work camps in the 1930s, and the introduction of work-for-welfare programs since the 1980s. The author argues that government accommodation of illiberal policies

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This book investigates examples of social policy in Britain and the United States that conflict with liberal democratic ideals. It examines the use of eugenic arguments in the 1920s and 1930s, the use of work camps in the 1930s, and the introduction of work-for-welfare programs since the 1980s. The author argues that government accommodation of illiberal policies are a paradox of a liberal democratic framework.

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Jour of Intl Law and Com
An eloquently written, conceptually innovative and empirically rich inquiry. It is unusual to find such a study worthy of such praise on so many fronts.

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ISBN-13:
9780198296096
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/09/1999
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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