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The early years of the twentieth century saw the emergence in Liverpool of a unique vision of what it might mean to be a citizen in an urban democracy. This owed its inspiration to the coming together of the idealism of the academics at the young University with the practical morality of the City's merchant philanthropists. Infused as both were by the passion and urgency of the women's demand for liberation, the result was a totally fresh approach to the problems of the day. This found expression in a commitment to the principle that the right to share in the responsibility for the management of the common affairs of a society must be a universal attribute of citizenship, regardless of gender, religion or class. How this has developed down the years into a demand for the empowerment of the community itself is the stuff of this book. Ironically the Welfare State has resulted in an assumption of control by the executive which has deprived the people of their right to responsibility for what is done in
|Publisher:||Liverpool University Press|
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About the Author
Margaret Simey was a social reformer and the author of 'Charity Rediscovered'.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Cause for Concern I: The Creed and the Craft of Social Responsibility 1. The Athens of the North 2. The Creed of Social Responsibility 3. The Craft of Social Responsibility 4. Birth of The Social Worker 5. The Study of Society 6. The Machinery of Government 7. A Voluntary Worker in the Welfare State 8. The Glory That Was Granby 9. The Disinherited Society 10. Democracy Rediscovered II: Tract for the Times Bibliography Index