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A decent provision : Australian welfare policy, 1870 to 1949 /

by Murphy, John.

Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK Ashgate Publishing Group 2011Description: 270 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: A Decent Provision is a narrative history of how and why Australia built a distinctive welfare regime in the period from the 1870s to 1949. At the beginning of this period, the Australian colonies were belligerently insisting they must not have a Poor Law, yet had reproduced many of the systems of charitable provision in Britain. By the start of the twentieth century, a combination of extended suffrage, basic wage regulation and the aged pension had led to a reputation as a 'social laboratory'. And yet half a century later, Australia was a 'welfare laggard' and the Labor Party's welfare state of the mid-1940s was a relatively modest and parsimonious construction. Models of welfare based on social insurance had been vigorously rejected, and the Australian system continued on a path of highly residual, targeted welfare payments. The book explains this curious and halting trajectory, showing how choices made in earlier decades constrained what could be done, and what could be imagined. Based on extensive new research from a variety of primary sources it makes a significant contribution to general historical debates, as well as to the field of comparative social policy.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A legacy of choice: economic thought and social policy in Australia, the early post-war years. /

by Smyth, Paul.

Publisher: Kensington, N.S.W. SWRC 1989Description: 28 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Australian Unity wellbeing index : report on first survey. /

by Cummins, Robert A | Eckersley, Richard | Pallant, Julie.

Publisher: South Melbourne, Vic. [Australian Unity] [2001]Description: 21p. : charts.Notes: Includes: The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index; The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index Frequently asked questions; & The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index : results at a glance : Aussies' ratings on personal wellbeing, national wellbeing, specific issues and trends. Media releases: New results from The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index post US attacks; New social indicator set to spark debate on quality of life; & Top ten tips from Australian Unity to help Aussies take charge of their wellbeing.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Civil society and gender justice : historical and comparative perspectives /

by Hagemann, Karen (ed.) | Michel, Sonya (ed.) | Budde, Gunilla (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Berghahn Books 2008Description: xi, 324 p. ; 24 cm.Other title: European civil society ; volume 4.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-308) and index.Summary: This book offers both a revised gendered history of civil society and a program for making it more egalitarian in the future. An interdisciplinary group of internationally known authors investigates the relationship between public and private in the discourses and practices of civil societies; the significance of the family for the project of civil society; the relation between civil society, the state, and different forms of citizenship; and the complex connection between civil society, gendered forms of protest and nongovernmental movements. While often critical of historical instantiations of civil society, all the authors nonetheless take seriously the potential inherent in civil society, particularly as it comes to influence global politics. They demand, however, an expansion of both the concept and project of civil society in order to make its political opportunities available to all.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Colonialism and welfare : social policy and the British imperial legacy /

by Midgley, James (ed.) | Piachaud, David (ed.).

Publisher: Cheltenham, U.K. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd 2011Description: xii, 211 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Contents: Preface -- Introduction / James Midgley and David Piachaud -- 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 of much of the world's population. Contributions from every continent explore both the diversity and the common themes in the imperial experience. They examine the legacy of colonial welfare - a subject largely neglected by both historians of empire and social policy analysts. This original book shows that social welfare today cannot be understood without understanding the legacy of the British Empire. Academics, specialised students with an interest in comparative social policy, history of social policy, imperial history, colonialism, and contemporary third world social policy will find this book invaluable to their studies.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

From Tories at prayer to Socialists at mass : St Peter's, Eastern Hill, Melbourne 1846-1990. /

by Holden, Colin.

Publisher: Carlton South, Vic. Melbourne University Press 1996Description: xviii, 332 p. : ill, 1 plan, ports.Notes: Includes index. Bibliography: p. 312-318 See: References to Father Gerard Tucker and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, p. 185, 210-216.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

In and out of work: personal accounts of the 1930s. /

by Potts, David (comp.) | Hirst, J.B. (John Bradley) (ed.).

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. History Institute, Victoria 1988Description: 52p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Markets /

by Aspers, Patrik.

Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. Polity Press 2011Description: xiii, 202 p. : ill.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-198) and index.Summary: Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter daily in our social lives. Aspers starts by defining what a market actually is, analyzing its essential elements as well as its necessary preconditions and varied consequences. An important theme in the book is that a whole host of markets are embedded within one other and in social life at large, and Aspers discusses these in the context of other forms of economic coordination, such as networks and organizations. Combining theory with empirical examples, the book cuts to the core of understanding how different markets function, the role they have played in history, and how they come into being. This accessible and theoretically rich book will be essential reading for upper-level students seeking to make sense of markets and their complex role in social life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Respect : the formation of character in an age of inequality. /

by Sennett, Richard.

Publisher: London, U.K. Allen Lane, The Penguin Press 2003Description: xvi, 288 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The great transformation : the political and economic origins of our time. /

by Polanyi, Karl.

Edition: 2nd ed.Publisher: Boston, MA Beacon Press 2001Description: xxxli, 317 p.Notes: Foreword by Joseph E Stiglitz ; with a new introd. by Fred Block. Originally published: New York : Farrar & Rinehart, 1944 and reprinted in 1957 by Beacon in Boston. Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Understanding social welfare movements /

by Annetts, Jason | Law, Alex | McNeich, Wallace | Mooney, Gerry.

Publisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2009Description: x, 294 p. ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-284) and index.Summary: Summary: "Contemporary social policy has never been more vigorously contested. Issues range from single-issue campaigns over housing, social care, hospital closures through to organised movements around disability, environment, health and education. However, the historical and contemporary role played by social movements in shaping social welfare has too often been neglected in standard social policy texts. "Understanding social welfare movements" is the first text to bring together social policy and social movement studies. Using actual case studies and written in an accessible and engaging style, it will attract a wide readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students, higher education teachers and researchers, stakeholders and activists.Introductory chapters examine the historical and theoretical relationship between state welfare and social movements. Subsequent chapters outline the historical contribution of various social movements to the creation of the welfare state relating to Beveridge's 'five giants' of idleness, ignorance, squalor, illness and want. The book then examines the contemporary challenge posed by 'new social movements' in relation to the family, discrimination, environment, and global social justice. The book provides a timely and much needed overview of the changing nature of social welfare as it has been shaped by the demands of social movements."--Policy Press web site.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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