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Stigma and social welfare. (2011)
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SPICKER, P. 2011. Stigma and social welfare. [Self-published]

This book looks at the concept of stigma in the context of social welfare. The idea of 'social welfare' is commonly identified with the 'social services'. Both terms are regrettably unclear. 'Welfare' can be taken to mean 'relief'; a 'welfare recipie... Read More about Stigma and social welfare..

The origins of modern welfare: Juan Luis Vives; on the relief of the poor, or of human need. (2011)
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SPICKER, P. (eds.) 2020. The origins of modern welfare: Juan Luis Vives: on the relief of the poor, or of human need. 2020 edition. Oxford: Peter Lang. Hosted on Paul Spicker's blog [online], 1. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/b6tfvka9

This book presents new translations of the earliest known studies in Social Policy. Juan-Luis Vives’s De Subventione Pauperum (On the Relief of the Poor) is an academic report on the organisation of social welfare, prepared for the senate of Bruges a... Read More about The origins of modern welfare: Juan Luis Vives; on the relief of the poor, or of human need..

The origins of modern welfare: city of Ypres, the government of poor relief. (2011)
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SPICKER, P. (eds.) 2020. The origins of modern welfare: city of Ypres, the government of poor relief. 2020 edition. Oxford: Peter Lang. Hosted on Paul Spicker's blog [online], 2. Available from: https://tinyurl.com/wzm8vhdc

The two books included in The Origins of Modern Welfare are probably the earliest studies ever written in the field of Social Policy, and among the earliest written about public administration. Social Policy is the study of welfare, policy and admini... Read More about The origins of modern welfare: city of Ypres, the government of poor relief..