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Macmillan Higher Education

The Evolution of the British Welfare State (5th Edition)

A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution

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An established introductory textbook that provides students with a full overview of British social policy and social ideas since the late eighteenth century. Derek Fraser’s authoritative account is the essential starting...

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An established introductory textbook that provides students with a full overview of British social policy and social ideas since the late eighteenth century. Derek Fraser’s authoritative account is the essential starting point for anyone learning about how and why Britain created the first Welfare State, and its development into the twenty-first century.

 

This is an ideal core text for dedicated modules on the History of British Social Policy or the British Welfare State - or a supplementary text for broader modules on Modern British History or British Political History - which may be offered at all levels of an undergraduate History, Politics or Sociology degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying the history of the British Welfare State for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in British History, Politics or Social Policy.

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-      A classic student text: one of the most widely used and highly regarded introductions to the past and present of the Welfare State

-      Offers students the only complete historical survey, from the Industrial Revolution through to the present day

-      Incorporates the major scholarship in the field

-      Includes tables, Select Time Chart, a comprehensive appendix of historical documents and a Select Bibliography to aid study

 

 

 

-      Revised and updated throughout in light of the latest research and historiographical debates

-      Brings the story right up to the present day, now including discussion of the Coalition and Theresa May´s early Prime Ministership

-      Features a new overview conclusion, identifying key issues in modern British social history

List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Select Time Chart, 1801-2016
Introduction: Perspectives on the History of Welfare
1. The Factory Question - 2. The Poor Law
3. Public Health
4. Education and Welfare
5. Laissez-faire and State Intervention in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
6. The Growing Awareness of Poverty
7. Liberal Social Policy, 1905-14
8. Politics and Policy, 1914-39
9. War and Welfare in the 1940s
10. The Welfare State in Modern Britain
Conclusion
Two Centuries of Welfare History: An Overview
Documentary Appendix
Notes and References
Select Bibliography
Index.
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Derek Fraser is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Teesside, UK, where he was formerly Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. He was also previously Professor of British History at UCLA, USA.

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Derek Fraser is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Teesside, UK, where he was formerly Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. He was also previously Professor of British History at UCLA, USA.

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