Origins of the Welfare State, Volume 2

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Nicholas Deakin
Taylor & Francis, 2000 - Political Science - 9 pages
The aim of this collection is to restore to circulation a number of key texts from the debate about the future of welfare that took place in Britain between the Great Depression and the end of the period during which the welfare state was established. The set will be divided into four sections. The first covers the period during which the country felt the full impact of the world depression and a number of solutions were put forward to address the issues arising and in particular the consequences of mass unemployment. These cover a range of different approaches from orthodox Marxism and idiosyncratic variations on it through social democracy to modified conservatism and 'middle opinion'. A key feature of this debate was the concept of planning as a device to enable governments to cope with economic and social problems. A wide range of views was expressed on this issue, ranging from the profoundly hostile to the widely enthusiastic. That debate was cut short by the outbreak of war: the general perception then developed that the lessons of the unsuccessful conduct of the war could then be applied to the problems of peace.
 

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Contents

WHAT LABOUR WANTS
19
CHAPTER II
27
CHAPTER IV
41
CHAPTER V
49
The Labour policy outlinedWhat has been done
59
CHAPTER VI
62
CHAPTER VII
72
CHAPTER VIII
89
CHAPTER XVI
178
The dual system in educationThe educational ladder
192
CHAPTER XVIII
201
CHAPTER XIX
218
CHAPTER XX
225
THE POLITICAL MACHINE
233
CHAPTER XXII
242
CHAP PAGE

CHAPTER IX
116
CHAPTER X
117
CHAPTER XI
125
CHAPTER XII
135
CHAPTER XIII
147
CHAPTER XIV
159
TEXTILES
171
WHAT IS NATIONALISM? 5
5
FOUR NATIONAL FAULTS 13
13
WHAT THEN Have We to DEFEND ? 35
35
AND OUR EMPIRE ? 60
60
A BETTER SOCIETY 73
73
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