States, Social Knowledge, and the Origins of Modern Social Policies (häftad)
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Rueschemeyer, Dietrich (ed.), Skocpol, Theda (ed.)
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States, Social Knowledge, and the Origins of Modern Social Policies (häftad)

States, Social Knowledge, and the Origins of Modern Social Policies

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From the 1850s to the 1920s, laws regulating the industrial labor process, pensions for the elderly, unemployment insurance, and measures to educate and ensure the welfare of children were enacted in many industrializing capitalist nations. This same period saw the development of modern social sciences. The eight essays collected here examine the reciprocal influence of social policy and academic research in comparative context, ranging across policy areas and encompassing developments in Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Canada, Scandinavia, and Japan. Introduced by the editors, the essays include Part I on the emergence of modern social knowledge by Ira Katznelson, Anson Rabinbach, and Bjorn Wittrock and Peter Wagner; Part II on reformist social scientists and public policymaking by Dietrich Rueschemeyer and Ronan Van Rossem, Libby Schweber, and John R. Sutton; Part III on state managers and the uses of social knowledge by Stein Kuhnle and Sheldon Garon, and a conclusion by Rueschemeyer and Theda Skocpol. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
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"The book is not just for specialists. All students of the welfare state, comparative public policy, American and comparative politics, and the sociology of knowledge should read this volume or some portions of it in order to understand better the development of states, social knowledge, and the origins of modern social policies and how these interactive processes have actually occurred."--American Political Science Review

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PrefaceIntroduction31Knowledge about What? Policy Intellectuals and the New Liberalism172Social Knowledge, Social Risk, and the Politics of Industrial Accidents in Germany and France483Social Science and the Building of the Early Welfare State: Toward a Comparison of Statist and Non-Statist Western Societies904The Verein fur Sozialpolitik and the Fabian Society: A Study in the Sociology of Policy-Relevant Knowledge1175Progressive Reformers, Unemployment, and the Transformation of Social Inquiry in Britain and the United States, 1880s-1920s1636Social Knowledge and the Generation of Child Welfare Policy in the United States and Canada2017International Modeling, States, and Statistics: Scandinavians Social Security Solutions in the 1890s2338Social Knowledge and the State in the Industrial Relations of Japan (1882-1940) and Great Britain (1870-1914)264Conclusion296Notes on the Contributors313Index317