The Working-Class Struggle for Welfare in Britain

Authors

  • David Matthews

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-069-09-2018-02_3

Keywords:

Democracy, Labor, Movements

Abstract

The experience of the British working class from the late nineteenth century to the current era of austerity illustrates that for labor, the welfare state is not just a mechanism to enhance the accumulation of capital or reinforce oppression. From the beginning, it was a vital part of the class struggle—and so it remains today.

Published

2018-02-03

Issue

Section

Articles