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British social policy: 1945 to the present

Glennerster, Howard (2006) British social policy: 1945 to the present. Making contemporary Britain .3rd ed., Blackwell, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781405152440

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Abstract

This is a new edition of one of the most widely used texts on the history of social policy in Britain. 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. 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. 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.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/
Additional Information: © 2006 Blackwell Publishing
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: H - Public Economics > H0 - General
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2008 16:46
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3875/

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