The Welfare State and the 'Deviant Poor' in Europe, 1870-1933

Author(s): 
Althammer, Beate
Author(s): 
Gestrich, Andreas
Author(s): 
Gründler, Jens
ISBN: 
9781137333612
Date published: 
May 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

The strife for social improvement that arose in the decades around the turn of the 20th century raised the issue of social conformity in new ways: how were citizens who did not adhere to the rules to be dealt with? This edited collection opens new perspectives on the history of the emerging welfare state by focusing on its margins.