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Una sociedad "de cambio y no de beneficencia". El asociacionismo en la España liberal (1808-1936)

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  • Fernando López Castellano


    (Universidad de Granada)

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    During the period 1808-1936, the liberal state dismantled the old system of religious charity belonging to the Ancien Régime, replacing it with public charity, conceived as a welfare instrument given the social risks represented by poverty, and as a means of controlling and converting the poor into useful citizens. In parallel, from civil society there arose different organisational models as a response to risk and as an attempt to neutralise the dissolving trends which generated pauperism in the social arena: associations and circles with philanthropic ends, mutual help societies, workers rights organisations, and a multiple of charity institutions and non-profit congregations, patronised by the church.

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    Article provided by CIRIEC-España in its journal CIRIEC-España, revista de economía pública, social y cooperativa.

    Volume (Year): (2003)
    Issue (Month): 44 (April)
    Pages: 195-228

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    Handle: RePEc:cic:revcir:y:2003:i:44:p:195-228
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