‘It Won’t Work without a Social Policy!’ Social Policy in Practice in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia Cover Image

„Bez sociální politiky to nejde!“ K výzkumu sociálněpolitické praxe na území Protektorátu Čechy a Morava
‘It Won’t Work without a Social Policy!’ Social Policy in Practice in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia

Author(s): Radka Šustrová
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR
Keywords: Social Policy; Practice

Summary/Abstract: Social policy in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, from mid-March 1939 to early May 1945, is a key topic in contemporary research on the history of this brief period. The article is concerned with the possible approaches to research with regard to the latest trends in research on National Socialism. It begins with an outline of the historiography of social policy in the Protectorate, which is marked chiefl y by a predominant uniformity of argumentation, a lack of systematic approach to interpretation, and Czech and Czechoslovak historians’ limiting themselves to the ethnically Czech population. Research conducted so far has completely failed to put social policy into the context of social history. The author thus fi rst provides an outline of the social framework, which represents the concept of a Volksgemeinschaft (national/ethnic/racial community), in which ideas about the purpose and function of social policy were formed and implemented.

  • Issue Year: XX/2013
  • Issue No: 01-02
  • Page Range: 41-65
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Czech