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Richard Titmuss and the making of British social policy studies after the Second World War: a reappraisal

Robert Pinker

in Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323556
eISBN:
9781447323570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323556.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In this chapter, Robert Pinker discusses Richard Titmuss's role in the making of British social policy studies after World War II. He begins with his impressions of Titmuss and his early experiences, ... More


Welfare and wellbeing: Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy

Pete Alcock, Howard Glennerster, and Ann Oakley (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342997
eISBN:
9781447304203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342997.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Richard Titmuss was Professor of Social Administration at the London School of Economics (LSE) from 1950 until his death in 1973. His publications on welfare and social policy were radical and ... More


Richard Titmuss versus the IEA: The Transition from Idealism to Neo-Liberalism in British Social Policy

Ben Jackson

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/9780198833048.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

An influential strand of Jose Harris’s research has emphasized the importance of idealist political thought to the rise and fall of the British welfare state. Harris argues that the ... More


Idealist thought, social policy and the rediscovery of informal care

John Offer

in An intellectual history of British social policy: Idealism versus non-idealism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345318
eISBN:
9781447301455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345318.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter argues that the marked upswing of interest in informal care in the UK beginning in the 1970s reflected a reaction to some features of the work of Richard Titmuss and ‘traditional social ... More


From gift relationships to quasi-markets: an odyssey along the policy paths of altruism and egoism

Robert Pinker

in Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323556
eISBN:
9781447323570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323556.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In this chapter, Robert Pinker explores the conditionality and ‘mix’ of altruism and egoism and provides theoretical and rational rather than ideological or doctrinaire justifications for welfare ... More


‘For Richer, For Poorer’: Family Policy and Women, 1950–1952

Lise Butler

in Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862895
eISBN:
9780191895401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862895.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 3 examines an unpublished policy document that Young submitted to the Labour Party Policy Committee in 1952 called ‘For Richer, For Poorer’, which marked a transition from Young’s public ... More


The ends and means of social policy: a personal and generational perspective

Robert Pinker

in Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323556
eISBN:
9781447323570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323556.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

In this chapter, Robert Pinker considers the ways in which different generations of students perceive the history of social policy as well as the different vantage points in time from which each of ... More


War and the Development of the British Welfare State

David Edgerton

in Warfare and Welfare: Military Conflict and Welfare State Development in Western Countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198779599
eISBN:
9780191824647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779599.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

War has long played a central role in discussions of the rise of the British welfare state. War did not just help create the welfare state, but shaped its nature. This paper, drawing on much recent ... More


Unequal citizenship? The new social divisions of public welfare

Daniel Edmiston

in Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship: Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447337461
eISBN:
9781447337508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337461.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

To establish the extent of continuity and change, the first section of this chapter outlines the historical and contemporary context from which the prevailing citizenship configuration has emerged in ... More


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