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SOCIAL POLICY THE EVOLUTION OF BRITISH SOCIAL POLICY This class will 1 Provide a broad overview where we start at the 1500s and end up at about the 1900s by saying When did it start Whose responsibility was it but why do we care What relevance is it to us As students do we need to know this After all we are not history students If we need to know it the question we could be asked in an exam is What relevance is it Why do you know it The answer to this would be Its not a history course saying learn this page because it happened then learn this page because somebody wants power Its the relevance of the thinking and what really as social workers and social policy students we are interested in thinking behind the legalisation Has anything changed Has thinking changed Or have we gone back 2 We also explore the development of the principles of welfare So we would say we have certain principles in order to decide Who gets welfare Why do they get welfare How do they get welfare Where do the and where do these principles come from Do we all agree on them So we shall explore the principles 3 The last one is to identify cyclical nature of social policy The quote is telling the answer below QUOTE First state intervention 1300-1400 Repressive measures to control vagrancy not to alleviate poverty Rather than having us thinking in terms of welfare and welfare state it is actually going back to the principles that underpin the Poor Law and thats the reason why so that we should be able to say that ideas about Poor Laws were around in 1600s that we could identify with todays competition We would have no difficulties in saying actually these ideas about welfare to work ideas particularly about deserving and non-deserving
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