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The Resource The modern British state : an historical introduction, Philip Harling

The modern British state : an historical introduction, Philip Harling

Label
The modern British state : an historical introduction
Title
The modern British state
Title remainder
an historical introduction
Statement of responsibility
Philip Harling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
OX/U-1
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Harling, Philip
Dewey number
941
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The modern British state : an historical introduction, Philip Harling
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"This book is an unprecedented synthesis of the literature on state development that explains how and why the contours of the British state have changed over the last three centuries. Ranging in scope from the Glorious Revolution to New Labour, it provides a fluent and comprehensive More...introduction to the changing shape and role of the British state. Philip Harling's main theme is the dramatic broadening of the state's functions and its cost over the last three centuries, and most noticeably over the last one. As late as 1870, most Britons assumed that the only tasks that should be entrusted to the central government were issues such as the defence of the realm, the maintenance of public order, and the provision of basic amenities such as street lighting. Today, they assume that these tasks ought to extend - and of course they do extend - to the provision of education, retirement benefits, unemployment insurance, health care, and a host of other services. Harling takes a number of historical factors into account in his assessment of the broadening trajectory of the state, such as the enormous expansion of the state's traditional war-making role over the eighteenth century, the uneven development of new regulatory duties in the nineteenth century, the impact of the two global wars of the twentieth century, the growth of the postwar welfare state, and the political reaction against it.Engagingly written and persuasively argued, 'The modern British state' should serve as a core text for a wide variety of courses in modern British history, politics, public policy, and historical sociology"--provided by publisher
Control code
FIEb17358681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780745621937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45413472
Label
The modern British state : an historical introduction, Philip Harling
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
"This book is an unprecedented synthesis of the literature on state development that explains how and why the contours of the British state have changed over the last three centuries. Ranging in scope from the Glorious Revolution to New Labour, it provides a fluent and comprehensive More...introduction to the changing shape and role of the British state. Philip Harling's main theme is the dramatic broadening of the state's functions and its cost over the last three centuries, and most noticeably over the last one. As late as 1870, most Britons assumed that the only tasks that should be entrusted to the central government were issues such as the defence of the realm, the maintenance of public order, and the provision of basic amenities such as street lighting. Today, they assume that these tasks ought to extend - and of course they do extend - to the provision of education, retirement benefits, unemployment insurance, health care, and a host of other services. Harling takes a number of historical factors into account in his assessment of the broadening trajectory of the state, such as the enormous expansion of the state's traditional war-making role over the eighteenth century, the uneven development of new regulatory duties in the nineteenth century, the impact of the two global wars of the twentieth century, the growth of the postwar welfare state, and the political reaction against it.Engagingly written and persuasively argued, 'The modern British state' should serve as a core text for a wide variety of courses in modern British history, politics, public policy, and historical sociology"--provided by publisher
Control code
FIEb17358681
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 283 pages
Isbn
9780745621937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)45413472

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