The Origin of the Welfare State in England and Germany, 1850-1914
Social Policies Compared
By (author) E.P. Hennock
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Origin of the Welfare State in England and Germany, 1850-1914 by E.P. Hennock
Book DescriptionThis book is a comparative study of the origin of the welfare state in England and Germany, from 1850 to 1914. It presents original conclusions about the differences between British and German approaches. Peter Hennock analyses policies on social security and the public provision of medical care, dealing with public poor relief, industrial injury, with sickness, invalidity and old age, and with unemployment. In each case policies in Britain and in the German Empire are compared for their actual provisions, their consequences and the politics that produced them. He demonstrates that national insurance has played a larger role in Germany than in Britain from the beginning, as it still does today, and that decisions taken before 1914 are crucial to the long-term differences between the welfare state in the two countries. The book will appeal to students and scholars of British and European political history, social history and social policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521597708
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author E.P. Hennock
Origin of the Welfare State in England and Germany, 1850-1914, Hardback (April 2007)
This book offers a comparison of the origins of the welfare state in England and Germany (1850-1914).
British Social Reform and German Precedents, Hardback (September 1987)» View all books by E.P. Hennock
A study of one of the central themes of pre-1914 British history - the move towards social reform and the accompanying growth of collectivism and bureaucracy. It focuses on the conditions under which Britain was willing to borrow political devices from imperial Germany.
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Author Biography - E.P. Hennock
E. P. Hennock is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at the University of Liverpool. He has written Fit and Proper Persons: Ideal and Reality in Nineteenth Century Urban Government (1968), and British Social Reform and German Precedents: The Case of Social Insurance, 1880-1914 (1987).
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