In Care of the State

In Care of the State : Health Care, Education and Welfare in Europe and the USA in the Modern Era

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In this ambitious and original work Abram de Swaan, one of Europe's leading sociologists, describes the evolution of the modern welfare state in Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States from the late Middle Ages to the present. De Swaan traces the development of poor relief, mass education, urban sanitation, and social security as first local, then regional and national, responses to the twofold interdependency between rich and poor and among the rich themselves in the context of centralizing nation-states evolving in competition with each other. His broad focus provides a historical sociology of contemporary social problems and the collective arrangements that have evolved in different times and places.show more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 157 x 235 x 32mm | 684g
  • Oxford University Press, USA
  • United States
  • English
  • 0195207033
  • 9780195207033

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