Tag Archives: William Beveridge

How much importance should we put on “great (wo)men”?

How important are famous individuals? It seems that “great (wo)men” histories have become less and less important in the wider discipline of history. Yet we have many examples of organisations where one or two leaders have been seemingly central to … Continue reading

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Spirit of ’45 – A review

The special launch screening of Director Ken Loach’s new film “Spirit of ‘45” was sold out at my local cinema, but this weekend I eventually made it along to watch this documentary charting the creation of the British welfare state.  … Continue reading

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Gendering the History of Voluntary Action

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Kate Bradley, University of Kent Gender is central to an understanding of voluntary action history, as it confronts us the moment we ask the question of who does what to whom.  In one respect, gender will be well-known territory to … Continue reading

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Transnational Histories of Voluntary Action

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George Campbell Gosling, Oxford Brookes University, UK and Melanie Oppenheimer, University of New England, Australia In 1989 Francis Fukuyama declared the ‘end of history’ was underway. The fall of the Berlin Wall had marked the end of the fundamental clash … Continue reading

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Review: Beveridge and the Roots of Voluntary Action

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Anjelica Finnegan, University of Southampton The history of the voluntary sector is a vibrant area of research, with a significant volume of research beyond that more generally on social, welfare, medical and economic histories. This included two edited volumes published … Continue reading

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