Charity and mutual aid in Europe and North America since 1800

Bernard Harris (Editor), Paul Bridgen (Editor)

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    International in perspective, the essays in this volume are primarily concerned with two facets of the mixed economy of welfare--charity and mutual aid. Emphasizing the close relationship between these two elements and the often blurred boundaries between each of them and commercial provision, contributors raise crucial questions about the relationship between rights and responsibilities within the mixed economy of welfare and the ties which bind both the donors and recipients of charity and the members of voluntary organisations. The volume critically assesses the relationships between the statutory and voluntary sectors in a variety of national settings, including Britain, the United States, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Canada, and Germany during the last two hundred and fifty years, making the book as topical as it is significant.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAbingdon
    Number of pages258
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    Publication series

    NameRoutledge Studies in Modern History


    • 1800
    • charity
    • mutual aid
    • Europe
    • North America


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