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Author Fitzpatrick, Tony, 1966- author.

Title A green history of the welfare state / Tony Fitzpatrick
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge explorations in environmental studies
Contents Made of coal and surrounded by fish, 1945-51 -- A final farewell, 1951-55 -- An impenetrable fog, 1952-64 -- Upheavals, 1964-70 -- Crises of power, 1970-74 -- The party is over, 1974-79 -- The soul of a marketplace, 1979-87 -- Venus in capitalist furs, 1987-90 -- The long shadows, 1990-97 -- New dawn, new politics, new Britain, 1997-2001 -- Fixing the planet, 1997-2005 -- Crashing and burning, 2005-10
Summary Environmental problems - particularly climate change - have become increasingly important to governments and social researchers in recent decades. Debates about their implications for social policies and welfare reforms are now moving towards centre stage. What has been missing from such debates is an account of the history of the welfare state in relation to environmental issues and green ideas. A Green History of the Welfare State fills this gap. How have the environmental and social policy agendas developed? To what extent have welfare systems been informed by the principles of environmental ethics and politics? How effective has the welfare state been at addressing environmental problems? How might the history of social policies be reimagined? With its lively, chronological narrative, this book provides answers to these questions. Through overviews of key periods, politicians and reforms the book weaves together a range of subjects into a new kind of historical tapestry, including: social policy, economics, party politics, government action and legislation, and environmental issues. This book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of environmental policy and history, social and public policy, social history, sociology and politics
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Subject Environmental policy -- Social aspects -- Great Britain
Welfare state -- Great Britain
Environmental policy -- Social aspects.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
Politics and government.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Social policy.
Welfare state.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1945-
Great Britain -- Social policy.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315769549