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Title Families and states in Western Europe / edited by Quentin Skinner.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Subject Families -- Europe, Western.
Family policy -- Europe, Western.
Alt Name Skinner, Quentin.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 211 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-201) and index.
Contents 1. A theoretical framework / David Runciman -- 2. Britain / Deborah Thom -- 3. France / Sarah Howard -- 4. Germany / Adam Tooze -- 5. Ireland / Tony Fahey -- 6. Italy / Paul Ginsborg -- 7. The Netherlands / Anneke van Doorne-Huiskes and Laura den Dulk -- 8. Scandinavia / Maria Ă…gren -- 9. Spain / Natalia Mora-Sitja.
Summary "This collection of essays traces the relationship between families and states in the major countries of Western Europe since 1945, examining the power of states to shape family life and the capacity of families to influence states. Written by an exceptionally distinguished team of scholars, Families and States in Western Europe follows many narratives, allowing comparisons to be drawn between different countries. The essays point to numerous convergences, illustrating how states have coped with common problems arising at the level of family life, and exploring issues such as secularism, the pressure of multiculturalist demands and the growing rejection of welfare state principles. Families and States in Western Europe will be of interest to anyone analysing relations between civil society and the modern democratic state, and the place of the family within this relationship. This collection makes a significant contribution to current political theory and to our understanding of European family life in its many different forms"-- Provided by publisher.
"This collection of essays traces the relationship between families and states in the major countries of Western Europe since 1945, examining the power of states to shape family life and the capacity of families to influence states. Written by an exceptionally distinguished team of scholars, Families and States follows many narratives, allowing comparisons to be drawn between different countries. The essays point to numerous convergences, illustrating how states have coped with common problems arising at the level of family life, and exploring issues such as secularism, the pressure of multiculturalist demands and the growing rejection of welfare state principles. Families and States will be of interest to anyone analysing relations between civil society and the modern democratic state, and the place of the family within this relationship. This collection makes a significant contribution to current political theory and to our understanding of European family life in its many different forms"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139127837 (electronic bk.)
1139127837 (electronic bk.)
9780511852039 (electronic bk.)
0511852037 (electronic bk.)
9781139117173
1139117173
9780521762571
052176257X
9780521128018
0521128013
ISBN/ISSN 9786613298454
OCLC # 768770704
Additional Format Print version: Families and states in Western Europe. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011 9780521762571 (DLC) 2011006725 (OCoLC)705568075


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