1st Edition

Approaches to Welfare

Edited By Philip Bean, Stewart MacPherson Copyright 1983
    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    322 Pages
    by Routledge

    Originally published in 1983 Approaches to Welfare provides a unique introduction to the study of social welfare in Britain. The contributions, by distinguished figures in the field of social welfare and social policy, explore all the dimensions of the study of social welfare demonstrating that not only have social policies changed in the forty years since the establishment of the welfare state, but so too have approaches to their analysis. The contributors consider these changes in relation to a wide range of social welfare issues, illuminating the diversity and variety within the contemporary study of social policy.

    Notes on Contributors


    1. The Evolution of Social Administration, Paul Wilding

    2. The Aims and Consequences of Social Policy, Vic George

    3. The Underdevelopment of Social Administration, Stewart MacPherson

    4. Welfare, Class and Distributive Justice, John Westergaard

    5. Marxism, the Individual and the Welfare State, Peter Leonard

    6. Women and Social Welfare, Gillian Pascall

    7. Policy Making: A Case of Intellectual Progress, Adrian Webb

    8. Development and Disengagement – Social Policy in Britain and Scandinavia, John Greve

    9. Social Assistance and Social Welfare: The Legacy of the Poor Law, Richard Silburn

    10. Social Welfare and the Education of Social Workers, Robert Pinker

    11. Crime and the Welfare State, Terence Morris

    12. Prevention in the Neighbourhood: Community Social Work on a Council Estate, Robert Holman

    13. The Gestation of Reform: The Children Act 1948, R.A. Parker

    14. Services for the Mentally Ill: The Death of a Concept, Kathleen Jones

    15. Idealism and Realism in Education: 1940and 1980, Roger Cox

    16. After the Rainbow Sign, Nicholas Deakin

    17. Utilitarianism and the Welfare State, Philip Bean

    18. Reflections on the Welfare State, Barbara Wootton

    Index of Names

    Subject Index