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Author Innes, Joanna.
Title Inferior politics : social problems and social policies in eighteenth-century Britain / Joanna Innes.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Author Innes, Joanna.
Series Past & present book series
Past & present book series.
Subject Great Britain -- Social policy.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Great Britain -- Social policy -- Case studies.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 18th century -- Case studies.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 364 pages) : illustrations.
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Structures. Parliament and the shaping of eighteenth-century English social policy ; The domestic face of the military-fiscal state : government and society in eighteenth-century Britain ; The local acts of a national Parliament : Parliament's role in sanctioning local action in eighteenth-century Britain -- Empirical enquiry. Power and happiness : empirical social enquiry in Britain, from 'political arithmetic' to 'moral statistics' -- Case studies. Politics and morals : the reformation of manners movement in later eighteenth-century England ; the King's Bench prison in the later eighteenth century : law, authority, and order in a London debtors' prison ; The Protestant carpenter--William Payne of Bell Yard (c. 1718-82) : the life and times of a London informing constable.
Summary This work explores how social policy was created in Britain in a period when central government was not active in making it. Despite the lack of consensus, there was a lively and inclusive 'politics' of social policy-making, in which 'inferior' officers of government figured prominently.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191571527 (electronic bk.)
0191571520 (electronic bk.)
0198201524 (hbk.)
9780198201526 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612732317
OCLC # 664243084
Additional Format Print version: Innes, Joanna. Inferior politics. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780198201526 (DLC) 2009023068 (OCoLC)326681225

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