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The Resource The passionate economist : how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare, Sally Sheard

The passionate economist : how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare, Sally Sheard

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The passionate economist : how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare
Title
The passionate economist
Title remainder
how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare
Statement of responsibility
Sally Sheard
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Language
eng
Summary
Brian Abel-Smith was one of the most influential expert advisers of the 20th century in shaping social welfare. He was a modern-day Thomas Paine, driven by a strong socialist mission to improve the lives of the poorest. This valuable and accessible book is the first biography of Abel-Smith. It takes a historical perspective to analyse the development of health and social welfare systems since the 1950s, exposing the critical impact of long-running debates on poverty and state responsibility, especially in Britain. This book also provides the first comparative study of how developing countries sought better health and social welfare, enabled by the World Health Organization and other agencies for whom Abel-Smith regularly worked. This book offers an engaging and useful study for students and researchers in health and social policy, history, politics and economics and interested general readers. It will also be essential reading for professionals working in those government ministries and institutions that Brian Abel-Smith helped to shape. LSE Pioneers in Social Policy Brian Abel-Smith, Richard Titmuss and Peter Townsend, all based at the London School of Economics and Political Science, made major contributions to the development of policies on the elderly, health care, law, poverty and welfare in the 20th century. This series of biographies tells the stories of these outstanding individuals: their backgrounds, ideas and work --
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individual biography
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Sheard, Sally
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Abel-Smith, Brian
  • Economists
  • Public health
  • Public welfare
  • Medical policy
  • Great Britain
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The passionate economist : how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare, Sally Sheard
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1: Inheritances and duties, 1926-51 Inheritances: 1926-46 A wider world: 1946-51 Part 2: The politics of policies, 1951-79 Beveridge's Britain: 1951-55 Political ambitions and private passions: 1955-59 Health and happiness: 1956-64 Lingua franca: 1956-67 Distractions and diversions: 1964-68 Values: 1968-70 Patriarchy and authority: 1970-74 'Such marvellous fun': 1974-76 Disillusionment: 1976-79 International commuting: 1975-79 Part 3: Shifting the balance of power, 1979-96 In and outers: 1979-91 The end of the party: 1979-90 On the move: 1990-96 Epilogue: Stories, histories and biographies
Control code
FIEb17494084
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 581 pages, [sixteen] pages of plates
Isbn
9781447314844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016499397
  • (StEdALDL)1/3099960
  • (OCoLC)858825402
Label
The passionate economist : how Brian Abel-Smith shaped global health and social welfare, Sally Sheard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1: Inheritances and duties, 1926-51 Inheritances: 1926-46 A wider world: 1946-51 Part 2: The politics of policies, 1951-79 Beveridge's Britain: 1951-55 Political ambitions and private passions: 1955-59 Health and happiness: 1956-64 Lingua franca: 1956-67 Distractions and diversions: 1964-68 Values: 1968-70 Patriarchy and authority: 1970-74 'Such marvellous fun': 1974-76 Disillusionment: 1976-79 International commuting: 1975-79 Part 3: Shifting the balance of power, 1979-96 In and outers: 1979-91 The end of the party: 1979-90 On the move: 1990-96 Epilogue: Stories, histories and biographies
Control code
FIEb17494084
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 581 pages, [sixteen] pages of plates
Isbn
9781447314844
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
black and white illustrations
System control number
  • (Uk)016499397
  • (StEdALDL)1/3099960
  • (OCoLC)858825402

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