Pierre Laroque and the Welfare State in Postwar France

Hardcover | April 11, 2012

byEric Jabbari

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Eric Jabbari examines Pierre Laroque's contribution to the rise of the French welfare state, namely his role as the architect of the social security plan which was adopted by the provisional government in 1945. The conception of the Laroque Plan was a product of his work as a civil servant andsocial policy expert, and it reflected the diverse combination of influences: his background in administrative law and his onetime support for the corporatist management of industrial relations. These experiences were all the more notable since they were marked by his belief in the necessity of an increased state interventionism which was mitigated by administrative decentralisation. The purpose of social policy, in his mind, was to cultivate social solidarity, a task which could best beachieved if the beneficiaries of this policy could be encouraged to participate in its implementation. These concerns remained central to his conception of the state and society long after he lost his enthusiasm for corporatism, and contributed to the shape of post-war social security.

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Eric Jabbari examines Pierre Laroque's contribution to the rise of the French welfare state, namely his role as the architect of the social security plan which was adopted by the provisional government in 1945. The conception of the Laroque Plan was a product of his work as a civil servant andsocial policy expert, and it reflected the ...

Eric Jabbari studied history at McGill and Oxford
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pagesPublished:April 11, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Solidarism and Social Insurance2. The Law and Corporatism3. The Crises of the Thirties4. Vichy, the Resistance, and Free France5. The Genesis of the Laroque Plan (1944-1945)6. The Failure of Universalism (1946-1948)ConclusionBibliography