The New Politics of Welfare

An Agenda for the 1990s?

  • Michael McCarthy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael McCarthy
    Pages 1-21
  3. Michael McCarthy
    Pages 22-52
  4. Judith Allsop
    Pages 53-81
  5. Nick Raynsford
    Pages 82-103
  6. Ruth Lister
    Pages 104-131
  7. Molly Meacher
    Pages 132-153
  8. Miriam E. David
    Pages 154-177
  9. Rod Morgan
    Pages 178-202
  10. Alan Walker
    Pages 203-224
  11. Martin Knapp
    Pages 225-252
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 253-274

About this book


The principles and value framework of the postwar welfare consensus were called into question with the general election of 1979. This book assesses developments in key areas of the welfare state, providing a comprehensive appraisal of the impact of Thatcherism. The contributors also examine the prospects for the 'new welfare' into the 1990s.


community community care development education election employment health politics service social security state

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael McCarthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Retirement Security LimitedUK

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