Social Policies and Social Control

Social Policies and Social Control

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This book offers an innovative account of social-control and behaviorist thinking in social policies and welfare systems and the impact it has had on disadvantaged groups. The contributors review various controls and impulsions that have been applied to individuals and households and how such interventions have narrowed social rights. They illuminate the links between social control developments, welfare systems, and the liberalization of economics, and they highlight the negative impact that behaviorist assumptionsa€”and the subsequent strategies that have grown out of thema€”have had on the disadvantaged. Overall the volume provides a cutting-edge critical engagement with contemporary policy developments.Under New Labour, vulnerability came to play a fundamental role in the governance of welfare for adults who were seen to lack the ... Although Safeguarding adults (ADSS, 2005) revised the language used in policy making, the legacy of the idea of vulnerability has ... However, Hasler (2004) highlights that New Labour then altered initial plans for the direct payments scheme, with vulnerable disabledanbsp;...

Title:Social Policies and Social Control
Author:Malcolm Harrison, Teela Sanders
Publisher:Policy Press - 2014-05-19


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