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An Intellectual History of British Social Policy: Idealism by John Offer

By John Offer

The heritage of social coverage is rising as a space of transforming into curiosity to either scholars and researchers. This topical booklet charts the interval from the 1830s to the current day, delivering a clean research of the connection among social concept and social coverage within the united kingdom. various rules in regards to the skill and goals of social coverage advised by means of Individualists, Idealists, and Fabian Socialists are tested extensive and their affects at the international of social coverage reassessed. exact attention is given to the heritage of principles with regards to casual care and voluntary motion, in addition to motion through the kingdom. An highbrow historical past of British Social coverage offers a worthwhile framework that exposes some of the assumptions concerning the nature of welfare and its destiny course whereas reconsidering and tough many long-held ideals in regards to the evolution of social policy.?

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6 One of Spencer’s main tasks was to map, rather in the manner of a Victorian explorer, what he saw as the fundamental differences between forms of social life, particularly between the nature of routinised bureaucratised social life, in which the state displays a coercive ‘militant’ type of activity, and private, personalised life – a classic illustration of which was, for Spencer, private beneficence. Control by the state of welfare matters epitomised for Spencer what he called the ‘militant’ type of society, whereas autonomy in these matters characterised the ‘industrial’ type.

Doubtless, had Spencer thought that the COS in general was following his ideas, he would have exempted it from his criticisms of voluntary relief (he does, though, substantiate 37 An intellectual history of British social policy his criticisms by reference to the COS’s own accounts of lax practice by charities). Evils akin to those found in state beneficence abound: ‘They force on us the truth that, be it compulsory or non-compulsory, social machinery wastes power, and works other effects than those intended.

38 Spencer and a liberal road to welfare: the eclipse of a vision Some irreverent characterisation follows, which must do much to counter any suspicion that Spencer will now fall victim to bias in terms of gender: Husbands in the decline of life who have married young wives, and presently make them little else than nurses – objecting even to have other nurses share the burden with them – require awakening to a due sense not of others’ duties to them but of their own duties to others. A man is not absolved from the obligations of beneficence because he is ill; and if he rightly feels these obligations he will insist that others shall not injure themselves for his benefit.

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