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Norman P. Barry

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A look at the most controversial concept in social theory.

Considers the meaning of welfare and its connection with other social concepts.

Welfare’s history can be traced from its eighteenth-century origins to its present-day manifestations. The second edition of this standard resource explores the unique relationship of the United States to welfare in a new final chapter.

ISBN 0-8166-3224-3 Cloth $37.95xx CUSA
ISBN 0-8166-3225-1 Paper $14.95x CUSA
144 Pages 5 5/16 x 8 1/2 December
Concepts in Social Thought Series
Translation Inquiries: Open University Press

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Norman Barry is professor of social and political theory at the University of Buckingham, UK.

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