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Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary State : The State of Welfare - Chris Jones

Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary State

The State of Welfare

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Published: 26th August 1999
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"Abandoning the Poor" argues that the British welfare state that developed for thirty years after World War II represented only a brief departure from a more ruthless form of social policy, characterized by the neglect and demonization of the poor, which has reemerged during the last two governments. Drawing comparisons with similar developments in Europe and the U.S., Chris Jones and Tony Novak discuss the major areas of British social policy in which this abandonment takes place. The book traces the creation and expansion of a "welfare" state that characterized the era of social democracy until the mid-70s, which was limited and conditional from the perspective of the poor. It examines the ideology and organization of the New Right, and explores the new terrain on which the struggle for the future of welfare and social policy must take place.

Series editor's preface
Preface
Redefining the poorp. 1
Impoverishing the poorp. 34
The abuse of the poorp. 73
The vile maxim of the mastersp. 108
Re-tooling the statep. 139
Abandoning the poorp. 176
References and bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780415182898
ISBN-10: 0415182891
Series: The State of Welfare
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 26th August 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1