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Making Security Social: Disability, Insurance, and the Birth of the Social Entitlement State in Germany (Social History, Popular Culture, & Politics in Germany)

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While welfare has been subject to pronounced criticism throughout the twentieth century, social insurance has consistently enjoyed the overwhelming support of European policy makers and citizens. This volume argues that the emergence of social insurance represents a paradigmatic shift in modern understandings of health, work, political participation, and government. By institutionalizing compensation, social insurance transformed it into a right that the employed population quickly came to assume.

Theoretically informed and based on intensive archival research on disability insurance records, most of which have never been used by historians, the book considers how social science and political philosophy combined to give shape to the idea of a "social" insurance in the nineteenth century; the process by which social insurance gave birth to modern notions of "disability" and "rehabilitation"; and the early-twentieth-century development of political action groups for the disabled.

Most earlier histories of German social insurance have been legislative histories that stressed the system's coercive features and functions. Making Security Social, by contrast, emphasizes the administrative practices of everyday life, the experience of consumers, and the ability of workers not only to resist, but to transform, social insurance bureaucracy and political debate. It thus demonstrates that social insurance was pivotal in establishing a general attitude of demand, claim, and entitlement as the primary link between the modern state and those it governed.

In addition to historians of Germany, Making Security Social will attract researchers across disciplines who are concerned with public policy, disability studies, and public health.

Greg Eghigian is Associate Professor of History, Penn State University.

Synopsis:

Traces the preoccupation of the modern state with the risks and insecurities generated by industrial society

Description:

Includes bibliographical references ([289]-293) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472111220
Author:
Eghigian, Greg
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Author:
Eghigian, Greg A.
Location:
Ann Arbor :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public welfare
Subject:
Handicapped
Subject:
Government (non-U.S.)
Subject:
Social security
Subject:
Insurance, disability
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Government - Comparative
Subject:
Social security -- Germany -- History.
Subject:
Disability insurance - Germany - History
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Sociology-Children and Family
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany
Series Volume:
7310-8
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 photographs, 4 tables
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » International Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Children and Family
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