Beatrice Webb


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Beatrice Webb

A British economist who lived from 1858 to 1943. She was a supporter of social reform in Britain, writing in favor of trade unions and against the poor conditions of homes in certain parts of London. In 1909, Webb recommended that Britain adopt a welfare state. She was an early theorist regarding co-ops and is credited with creating the term collective bargaining. She also co-founded the London School of Economics. See also: Beveridge Report.
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Unsurprisingly, Beatrice Webb took the Soviet government's claims about the Moscow Trials more or less at face value.
This wasn't the first time the two women's paths crossed, for they had many radical friends in common, including Beatrice Webb and Eleanor Marx.
Toynbee Hall fue un lugar de encuentro para los reformadores sociales, entre ellos los socialistas fabianos, quienes junto con Beatrice Webb y su marido, Sidney Webb, pusieron las bases intelectuales para la creacion del Partido Laborista britanico y del socialismo democratico.
Nasar claims that no one has greater claim to the invention of the idea of the modern welfare state than Beatrice Webb (p.
Clark would have been a perfect counterpoint to Beatrice Webb, whom Nasar praises as the inventor of the welfare state in Britain.
Y, desde luego, en los diarios de Beatrice Webb encontre mucho de lo que era necesario para explicar la gestacion de una obra, las dudas, los avances, la dificil construccion de una explicacion cientifica.
The purpose of this paper is to highlight a neglected side of the early history of the London School of Economics (LSE) by analysing the way in which Sidney Webb (1859-1947) and Beatrice Webb (1858-1943), two of the founders of the LSE, drew upon an early form of governance theory to make a contribution to Institutional Economics in Britain.
Its links with the UK were established as early as 1912 when the founder invited Sydney and Beatrice Webb - perhaps two of Britain's most influential early socialist thinkers - to advise the company on its social and economic policies.
Indeed, many of the entries are for British women writers (Jane Austen, George Eliot, Beatrice Webb, Virginia Woolf) and some of the literary genres they employed (biography and historical fiction).
She was the niece of Beatrice Webb and married Robert (Robin) John Grote Mayor (1869-1947), Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, in 1912.
As a member in good standing of the Fabian Society, Wells was susceptible to the social Darwinism that leader Beatrice Webb fostered.
But Beatrice Webb, a well-heeled socialist academic, who brushed the worlds of literature and art and was not much given to humping crates, saw them very differently.