British Social Policy: 1945 to the Present, 3rd Edition
January 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
For this third edition the author provides a new final chapter covering New Labour's policy in the twenty-first century and updates the book's earlier chapters, tables, charts, and select bibliography.
1 The British Welfare State: Origins and Myths.
2 Beveridge: Founding Father?.
3 The Right to Health, Knowledge, Food, Shelter and Work, 1945–51.
4 The New Conservatism and Social Policy, 1951–64.
5 Completing the Post-war Agenda 1964–76, Part One: the Poor and the Poorest.
6 Completing the Post-war Agenda 1964–76, Part Two: From Equal Access to Equality?.
7 Morality, Family and the State: the Legacy of the Sixties.
8 The Party Over, 1976–88.
9 New Directions, 1988–97.
10 Sixty Years On.
Appendix: Social Policy Ministries and Ministers 1940–2006.
- New edition of one of the most widely used texts on the history of social policy, tracing its development from the end of WWII to the present day.
- Focuses on the 'Welfare State' to explore the myths that have shaped popular conceptions of social policy, and which continue to dominate current debates.
- Includes a new final chapter covering New Labour's policy in the twenty-first century.
- Tables, charts, and select bibliography are updated.
"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 … 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
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