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The Resource Regulating the social : the welfare state and local politics in imperial Germany, George Steinmetz

Regulating the social : the welfare state and local politics in imperial Germany, George Steinmetz

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Regulating the social : the welfare state and local politics in imperial Germany
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Regulating the social
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the welfare state and local politics in imperial Germany
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George Steinmetz
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eng
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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? Why is social spending generous in some places and miserly in others? 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 of social programs before 1914, including the national social insurance legislation of the 1880s, the "Elberfeld" system of poor relief, protocorporatist policies, and modern forms of social work. Looking at changes in welfare policy over the course of the nineteenth century, differences between state and municipal interventions, and intercity variations in policy, Steinmetz develops an account that focuses on the specific constraints on local and national policymakers and the different ways of imagining the "social question." Whereas certain aspects of the pre-1914 welfare state reinforced social divisions and even foreshadowed aspects of the Nazi regime, other dimensions actually helped to relieve sickness, poverty, and unemployment. Steinmetz explores the conditions that led to both the positive and the objectionable features of social policy. The explanation draws on statist, Marxist, and social democratic perspectives, theories of gender and culture, and the work of Foucault, Bourdieu, and Tilly
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Princeton studies in culture/power/history
Regulating the social : the welfare state and local politics in imperial Germany, George Steinmetz
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Regulating the social : the welfare state and local politics in imperial Germany, George Steinmetz
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7rsf1
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-367) and index
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1 online resource (xii, 375 pages)
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online
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9781400813506
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