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Origins of the Welfare State

Edited by Nicholas Deakin

Introduction by Nicholas Deakin

Routledge – 2000 – 2,600 pages

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    978-0-415-21222-9
    April 26th 2000

Description

Consisting of both shorter pieces and reprints of entire books, this set restores to circulation a number of key texts from the debate about the future of welfare that took place in Britain following the depression.

The collection covers the following areas:

* The period during which the country felt the full impact of the world depression. A number of solutions were put forward during this time to address the arising issues - in particular the consequences of mass unemployment. The approaches ranged from orthodox Marxism to modified conservatism and "middle opinion"

* A key feature of the debate was the concept of planning as a device to enable governments to cope with economic and social problems. * A range of different ideas were widely canvassed during the war years. It was considered that successful conduct of war could then be applied to the problems of peace. This set resurrects certain proposals, influential in the climate of the times, which have subsequently dropped out of circulation

* Early assessments dealing with the implications of Welfare State legislation are also included. Although the implementation of the welfare programme was in effect a bipartisan process it did not take long for doubts to be expressed - some of which were directed at the principles on which the Welfare State was being constructed

Contents

1. Depression Years and Rival Remedies

Authors include: R.H. Tawney, G.R. Mitchison, Harold Macmillan and John Strachey

2. The Debate on Planning

Authors include: G.D.H. Cole, E.F.M. Durbin, H. Finer and E.D. Simon

3. Shaping the Welfare State

Authors include: Eleanor Rathbone, William Robson (ed), Sir J. Marchant (ed) and F. Lafitte

4. And Does it Work?

Authors include: Herbert Morrison, William Beveridge, F. Zweig and C.A.R. Crosland

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