Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847): Works on Economics and Social Welfare

1st Edition

Published November 9, 1995
Reference - 4005 Pages
ISBN 9780415122085 - CAT# RU13467
Series: Pioneers in Social Welfare


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Rev Dr Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), eminent churchman and political economist, was a keen social reformer and played an instrumental role in the voluntary principle in Scottish poor relief during the changes associated with industrialization and urbanization of the early nineteenth century.
Chalmers was also pioneer of a comprehensive vision of society so organized that, in the midst of the changes of his age, it would recover a sense of individual and communal responsibility. The selections from his writings included in this set illustrate both his role as a social theorist and a practical exponent of innovative programmes of social reform.

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