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Changing Directions of the British Welfare State

Editor(s): Gideon Calder Jeremy Gass Kirsten Merrill-Glover

Language: English

Genre(s): Social Policy and Law Literary Criticism

  • November 2012 · 256pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Hardback - 9780708325469
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783165513
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783165520
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708325476

About The Book

A unique and timely survey, by prominent academics and social campaigners, of the evolving priorities of the British welfare state, and the values which have underpinned it.

Endorsements

A valuable, wide-ranging assessment of where Beveridge's welfare state stands in the early years of the 21st century. It should be of interest to both students of social policy and a wider readership. Ruth Lister, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University and member of the House of Lords. The authors cast a committed but critical eye over the past performance of the British welfare state in relation to Beveridge's '5 Giants' over the 70 years since his 1942 report, and examine current issues that are key to its future. The combination of its grounding in the specific context of Wales on the one hand and its wide range of topics on the other gives this volume a unique and valuable perspective. Fran Bennett, Department of Social Policy and Intervention, University of Oxford

Contents

Introduction Gideon Calder, Jeremy Gass and Kirsten Merrill-Glover Part 1: The ‘five giants’ 1. Want | ‘What the British people desire’: the rise and fall of insurance-based social security Peter Kenway 2. Disease | Social democracy, health inequalities and the welfare state Michael Sullivan 3. Ignorance | Combating ignorance: education, social opportunity and citizenship in Wales Gareth Rees 4. Squalor | Shifting boundaries: people, homes and the state since 1945 John Puzey 5. Idleness | ‘No longer a problem of industry’: principles, practice and policy in the early 21st century David Byrne Part 2: Five challenges 6. Gender | Continuity and change: gender and welfare Sandra Shaw 7. Race | A very British welfare state? ‘race’ and racism Charlotte Williams 8. Disability | What rights for disabled people in a welfare state? Need-fulfilment versus identity-assertion and the ‘problem of dependency’ Steven R. Smith 9. Devolution | Devolution and the welfare state: the case of Wales Mark Drakeford 10. The Start and End of Life The welfare of children since 1948 Ian Butler The welfare of older people since 1948 Liz Lloyd Conclusions: Taking Stock Victoria Winckler

About the Editor(s)

Gideon Calder

Gideon Calder is a Reader in Ethics and Social Philosophy at the University of South Wales.

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Jeremy Gass

Jeremy Gass is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of South Wales.

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Kirsten Merrill-Glover

Kirsten Merrill-Glover is Head of Community Learning at the University of South Wales.

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