Welfare Policy in Britain: The Road from 1945 (Contemporary History in Context)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1999 edition (February 19, 1999)
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The welfare state arouses controversy whether attention is focused on its recent past or future development. Leading experts in welfare history draw together the latest research in essays combining broad policy surveys and detailed case studies. The key questions are 'What is a welfare state?' and 'How can it best be analysed?'. The history of the British welfare state suggests that the traditional approach has been too narrow. Current policy should be informed by a greater sense of history.