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Father of the Welfare State?

Jose Harris

in William Beveridge: A Biography

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

In the years that followed, Beveridge was elected to the House of Commons. Later, the new Labour Government began the process of implementing Beveridge's proposals that provided the basis of the ... More


The ‘Big State’ versus the ‘Big Society’ in twentieth-century Britain

Pat Thane

in The art of the possible: Politics and governance in modern British history, 18851997: Essays in memory of Duncan Tanner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090714
eISBN:
9781781708798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090714.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This essay challenges the notion, promoted by the current government, that over the twentieth century the growth of the ‘Big State’ has squeezed out voluntary action, also known as the ‘Big Society’. ... More


Reshaping the Welfare State?: Voluntary Action and Community in London, 1960–75

John Davis

in Welfare and Social Policy in Britain Since 1870: Essays in Honour of Jose Harris

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833048
eISBN:
9780191871399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833048.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This essay looks at evolving approaches to urban deprivation in 1960s and 1970s London, a period when poverty was ‘rediscovered’ and attention drawn to the holes in the established welfare state. New ... More


Democracy Rediscovered

in The Disinherited Society: A Personal View of Social Responsibility in Liverpool During the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238003
eISBN:
9781846317354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317354.012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the author's rediscovery of democracy from her experience as Chairman of Merseyside Policy Authority in Liverpool following the riots of 1981. It highlights the importance of ... More


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