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European Foundations of the Welfare State (Hardcover): Franz-Xaver Kaufmann
European Foundations of the Welfare State (Hardcover): Franz-Xaver Kaufmann

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European Foundations of the Welfare State (Hardcover)

Franz-Xaver Kaufmann

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While social welfare programs, often inspired by international organizations, are spreading throughout the world, the more far-reaching notion of governmental responsibility for the basic well-being of all members of a political society is not, although it remains a feature of Europe and the former British Commonwealth. The welfare state in the European sense is not simply an administrative arrangement of various measures of social protection but a political project embedded in distinct cultural traditions. Offering the first accessible account in English of the historical development of the European idea of the welfare state, this book reviews the intellectual foundations which underpinned the road towards the European welfare state, formulates some basic concepts for its understanding, and highlights the differences in the underlying structural and philosophical conditions between continental Europe and the English-speaking world.

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Imprint: Berghahn Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 2012
Authors: Franz-Xaver Kaufmann
Dimensions: 239 x 161 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 384
ISBN-13: 978-0-85745-476-8
Barcode: 9780857454768
Subtitles: German
Categories: Promotions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Welfare & benefit systems
LSN: 0-85745-476-5

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