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Social Policy Review 21Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009$
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Kirstein Rummery, Ian Greener, and Chris Holden

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847423733

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.001.0001

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Freedom from want: 60 years on1

Freedom from want: 60 years on1

Chapter:
(p.10) (p.11) One Freedom from want: 60 years on1
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Social Policy Review 21
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Michael Hill

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.003.0001

This section of the book presents a three-part structure focusing on developments in the welfare state, a selection of chaPTERS commissioned from the Social Policy Association (SPA) annual conference, and the issue of rescaling of social policy and the governance of challenges that presents to the welfare state. It reflects on contemporary developments in the welfare state in the light of their success or failure, in tackling Beveridge's ‘five evils’ of want, idleness, ignorance, disease and squalor. It presents an examination in a range of issues related to children in social policy for reasons that are deliberate and contingent. It provides contributions that engage with processes by which some of the functions of welfare are being reconstituted at other levels or scales. It notes that the contributions primarily address the reconstitution of welfare functions ‘below’ the level of the nation state.

Keywords:   welfare state, Social Policy Association, Beveridge's five evils, children in social policy, scales, welfare functions, nation state

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