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The Evolution of the British Welfare State: A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution

The Evolution of the British Welfare State: A History of Social Policy since the Industrial Revolution

Presents the history of British social policy from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. This book presents a historical introduction to the past and present of the Welfare State, widely regarded as a classic in the field.

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ISBN 9780230224667
Barcode 9780230224667
Published 16 June 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan
Format Paperback, 4th ed. 2009
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Author(s) By Fraser, Derek
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ISBN-13 9780230224667
ISBN-10 0230224660
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave
Publication Date 16 June 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 4th ed. 2009
Edition 4th ed. 2009th
Author(s) By Fraser, Derek
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
British & Irish History
Social Welfare & Social Services
Central Government Policies
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 581g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Social sciences, Welfare state
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 361.650941
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

This is a revised and updated new edition of a classic text which offers a broad ranging and authoritative history of British social policy from the Industrial Revolution to the present day. This is the best historical introduction to the past and present of the Welfare State, widely regarded as a classic in the field. It is now updated to cover the Blair and Brown years, and revised to take into account the latest research. This book features an extensive bibliography with over 100 new entries for the fourth edition. Derek Fraser's book has established itself as a classic text on the history of social policy and social ideas in Britain since the Industrial Revolution. This fourth edition features a revised introduction, incorporates the latest research and extends the coverage of the final chapter, bringing the story right up to the present day.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'There is no better account of how the British welfare state evolved over two centuries than Derek Fraser's book. Now revised and updated, it continues to provide a lively and authoritative history of the period from the industrial revolution to the present day' -David Martin, University of Sheffield, UK
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

DEREK FRASER is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Teesside, UK, where he was formerly Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive. He was also previously Professor of British History at UCLA, USA.

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