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This new edition of one of the key texts on the history of social policy has been completely updated and amended and now includes a completely new chapter on changes since the 1997 General Election, further information on the Thatcher years, and more cross–country comparisons.
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"Although numerous studies of the history of the British welfare state have been published, Glennerster′s book is a welcome addition to this literature. It is well written, comprehensive, analytical, and interesting. It will be particularly appealing to students. Many students either find history intimidating or dull, but the author has succeeded in producing a lively account which is eminently readable.
In addition to offering a narrative history of developments in British social policy, the book is rich in commentary, providing interesting items of information on topics such as the origin of the term welfare state, the notion of a postwar welfare consensus, and whether there was, in fact, a Thatcherite revolution. These items further enrich the book and make it all the more inviting. It deserves to be widely read by anyone interested in the historical evolution of social welfare in the latter half of this century." Social Development Issues
"Glennerster has written an introduction to the history of Britain′s post–war welfare state almost without equal." Public AdministrationFrom the Back Cover:
This is a new edition of one of the most widely used texts on the history of social policy. Covering the period from the end of the Second World War to the present day, Howard Glennerster focuses on the ′Welfare State′ to explore the myths that have shaped popular conceptions of social policy, and which continue to dominate current debates. The new edition includes: an entirely new chapter on developments since the 1997 General Election. completely updated and amended text, including greater coverage of the Thatcher period. a new conclusion drawing out what is seen as a distinctively British social policy direction. more cross–country comparisons. a fully updated reference section. From the earliest days of the welfare state, to New Labour′s reform commitments for the new century, Glennerster concludes that social policy can only ever be understood in the context of the political and economic concerns of the time.
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Book Description Blackwell Publishing. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 94888252
Book Description Wiley-Blackwell, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. 2. Seller Inventory # DADAX0631220216