Th is paper, which is a state-of-the-art study, attempts to approach the various issues and themes developed in the studies on the Welfare State, particularly considering comparative approaches between Germany and Britain. Th e objective is twofold: fi rstly to get to know the most important elements of the interpretations of the subject, recognizing the state of historical investigation and the contributions to research made primarily by economists, sociologists and political scientists; secondly to discuss guidelines and problems that have been developed on this topic in comparative historical research. Th e article shows that there is a period between 1930 and 1960 that has not yet been completely covered by the historical study from a comparative perspective, particularly the diff erences and convergences in the political-economic ideas developed in that period. It presents elements (such as the ideas of Walter Eucken in Germany and William Beveridge in Great Britain) that shed light on the specifi cities and convergences of each case.
|Translated title of the contribution||Historical-political foundations of the British and German Welfare State (issues and problems)|
|Number of pages||15|
|State||Published - May 2012|