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Social Welfare and the Failure of the State
Centralised Social Services and Participatory Alternatives





ISBN 9781138611221
Published August 15, 2020 by Routledge
194 Pages

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Originally published in 1981 Social Welfare and the Failure of the State looks at how the 1980s have ushered in an intensification on the debate of the role of the state in social welfare. The book highlights the trends towards centralisation in modern Britain and then provides a critical argument on to new ground. It highlights the trends towards centralisation in modern Britain and then provides a critical analysis of the growth of the social services in the 1960s and 1970s. But its target is the way these services were provided, not the amount of money spent on them. The authors argue that they have grown in the wrong direction.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. The Emergence of the Centralist Faith

3. The Administration of Collectivism

4. The Performance of the Statutory Services

5. Reorganisation: Three Case Studies

6. The Other Three Sectors

7. Representative Democracy

8. After Social Democracy

9. Theory into Practice

10. Toward Alternative Structures

11. On Becoming Keynes’s Grandchildren

Bibliography

Index

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