Slavic Review

"In her most recent book, historian Susan Zimmermann provides a study that tries to integrate diff erent aspects of welfare policies in the Hungarian part of the Habsburg empire. This study makes an important contribution to our understanding of power relations in Hungarian society before World War I. Zimmermann hopes that the volume will provide the basis for specialists in the social and welfare policies of other regions to engage in comparative research. Despite its brevity, with a text of only 154 pages, this book is a focused, rich, thorough study of diff erent aspects of poverty policies and the evolution of the Hungarian welfare state. It off ers a decidedly critical view of the elites of that period, who “succeeded in avoiding responsibility for a significant part of the social costs of industrialization”
Reviewed book: 
Author: 
Susan Zimmermann
ISBN: 
978-615-5053-19-1
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$65.00 / €53.00 / £47.00
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