1st Edition

T. H. Marshall's Social Policy In the Twentieth Century

By A. M. Rees Copyright 1985

    Originally published in 1965, Social Policy became a classic text and one of the best-known and most widely-used textbooks in social administration. This Routledge Revival reissues the 5th edition of 1985. T. H. Marshall’s masterly and unrivalled analysis of the development of welfare policies between 1890 and 1945 remains unchanged. The second half the book, with a chapter on every ‘arm’ of the welfare state, retains Marshall’s original structure but was completely rewritten and updated by A. M. Rees, considering developments to the end of 1984. An indispensable introductory text, this is a key book for all students of social administration, economic and social history and 20th Century politics.

    Part One: The First 50 years 1. The legacy of the Victorian Era 2. Problems and Policies at the Turn of the Century 3. The Problem of Poverty 4. The Coming of Social Insurance 5. The Inter-war Years 6. The War and the Welfare state Part 2: Beyond the Welfare State? 7. Reassessment of the Welfare State 8. Social Security 9. Health Care 10. The Personal Social Services 11. Housing 12. Poverty 13. Problems and Prospects of the 1980s.


    A. M. Rees

    Reviews of the original edition of Social Policy:

    ‘A model of compact information and lucid exposition it is hard to think who could have done better.’ New Statesman

    ‘An excellent introduction to the subject.’ The Economist

    ‘The best short introduction to the welfare state that has yet appeared.’ Urban Studies

    ‘This is an excellent and lucid survey, informed and informative.’ Sociological Review.