Regulating the Social: The Welfare State and Local Politics in Imperial Germany

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Why does the welfare state develop so unevenly across countries, regions, and localities? What accounts for the exclusions and disciplinary features of social programs? How are elite and popular conceptions of social reality related to welfare policies? George Steinmetz approaches these and other issues by exploring the complex origins and development of local and national social policies in nineteenth-century Germany. Generally regarded as the birthplace of the modern welfare state, Germany experimented with a wide variety ...

Regulating the Social: The Welfare State and Local Politics in Imperial Germany 1993, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691032405

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