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The Politics of the Welfare State

Ann Oakley Susan Williams



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12 July 2018
Social issues & processes; Welfare & benefit systems; Political ideologies; Welfare economics
Originally published in 1994 The Politics of the Welfare State looks at how the privatization and marketization of education, health and welfare services in the past decade have produced a concept of welfare that is markedly different from that envisaged when the welfare state was initially created. Issues of class, gender and ethnicity are explored in chapters that are wide ranging but closely linked. The contributors are renowned academics and policy-makers, including feminist and welfare historians, highly regarded figures in social policy, influential critics of recent educational reforms and key analysts of current reform in the health sector.
Edited by:   Ann Oakley, Susan Williams
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   25
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   608g
ISBN:   9781138609648
ISBN 10:   1138609641
Series:   Routledge Library Editions: Welfare and the State
Pages:   238
Publication Date:   12 July 2018
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Notes on Contributors Introduction, Ann Oakley 1. Interpretations of Welfare and Approaches to the State 1870-1920, Shelia Rowbotham 2. Lessons from the Past: The Rise and Fall of the Classic Welfare State in Britain, 1945-76, Rodney Lowe 3. Conservatives and Consensus: The Politics of the National Health Service, 1951-64, Charles Webster 4. Local Voices in the National Health Service: Needs Effectiveness and Sufficiency, Jennie Popay and Gareth Williams 5. Priority Setting for Health Gain, Chris Ham, Frank Honigsbaum and David Thompson 6. Obstacles to Medical Audit: British Doctors Speak, Nick Black and Elizabeth Thompson 7. Choice, Needs and Enabling: The New Community Care, Jane Lewis 8. Making Sense of the New Politics of Education, Geoff Whitty, Sharon Gewirtz and Tony Edwards 9. The Relationship Between Research and Policy: The Case of Unemployment and Health, Mel Bartley Index

Ann Rosamund Oakley is a distinguished British sociologist, feminist, and writer. She is Professor and Founder-Director of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London.

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