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Title Colonialism and welfare : social policy and the British imperial legacy / editors, James Midgley, David Piachaud
Published Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA : Edward Elgar, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 211 pages)
Contents Part I. Overview: 1. The British Empire and world history: welfare imperialism and 'soft' power in the rise and fall of colonial rule / Joanna Lewis; 2. Imperialism, colonialism and social welfare / James Midgley -- Part II. Issues and Country Experiences: 3. The colonial legacy and social policy in the British Caribbean / John Harrison; 4. Race, inequality and social welfare: South Africa's imperial legacy / Leila Patel; 5. Caste, corporate disabilities and compensatory discrimination in India: colonial legacy and post-colonial paradox / N. Jayaram; 6. Colonial policy and social welfare: the Hong Kong experience / Kwong-leung Tang; 7. The Poor Laws, colonialism and social welfare: social assistance in Zimbabwe / Edwell Kaseke; 8. Fabianism, social policy and colonialism: the case of Tanzania / David Piachaud; 9. The British influence on social security policy: provident funds in Asia and Africa / Edwell Kaseke, James Midgley and David Piachaud; 10. Higher education in India: the legacy of colonialism / Ruth Kattumuri; 11. The British social policy legacy in Australia / Paul Smyth -- Part III. Conclusion: 12. Conclusion: interpreting the imperial legacy for social welfare / James Midgley and David Piachaud
Summary The British Empire is part covered three centuries, five continents and one-quarter of the world's population. Its legacy continues, shaping the societies and welfare policies of much of the modern world. In this book, for the first time, this legacy is explored and analysed. Colonialism and Welfare reveals that social welfare policies, often discriminatory, and challenging to those colonised were introduced and imposed by the 'mother country.' It highlights that there was great diversity in rationales and impacts across the empire, but past developments had a major impact on the development .
Notes Based on a symposium held at the London School of Economics in March 2010 -- Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Public welfare -- Colonies -- Great Britain -- Congresses.
United Kingdom -- Colonies -- Social policy -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Midgley, James.
Piachaud, David.
ISBN 184980849X (electronic bk.)
9781849808491 (electronic bk.)