Poverty, Riches and Social Citizenship

Author: Margaret Melrose,H. Dean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230377955

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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At a time when the gap between rich and poor has been increasing, Poverty, Riches and Social Citizenship provides an accessible introduction to current debates about inequality, exclusion and the nature of citizenship, while also presenting an innovative exploration of popular beliefs and values in Britain. The authors develop a series of conceptual models by which to understand the competing traditions which have informed ideas about citizenship, and the contradictory moral notions that currently inform popular expectations of the welfare state.

Welfare, Inequality and Social Citizenship

Deprivation and Affluence in Austerity Britain

Author: Daniel Edmiston

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447337468

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Offers a rare and vivid insight into the everyday lives, attitudes and behaviours of the rich as well as the poor across the UK, demonstrating how those marginalised and validated by the existing welfare system make sense of the prevailing socio-political settlement and their own position within it.

Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth

Policies and Prospects

Author: Ridge, Tess,Wright, Sharon,Sharon Elizabeth Wright

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861349157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

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This major textbook provides students with a critical understanding of poverty and social exclusion in relation to wealth, rather than as separate from it.

Policy change, public attitudes and social citizenship

Does neoliberalism matter?

Author: Humpage, Louise

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447323513

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Neoliberal reforms have seen a radical shift in government thinking about social citizenship rights around the world. But have they had a similarly significant impact on public support for these rights? This unique book traces public views on social citizenship across three decades through attitudinal data from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. It argues that support for some aspects of social citizenship diminished more significantly under some political regimes than others, and that limited public resistance following the financial crisis of 2008-2009 further suggests the public ‘rolled over’ and accepted these neoliberal values. Yet attitudinal variances across different policy areas challenge the idea of an omnipotent neoliberalism, providing food for thought for academics, students and advocates wishing to galvanise support for social citizenship in the 21st century.

Poverty

Rights, Social Citizenship, and Legal Activism

Author: Margot Young,Susan Boyd,Gwen Brodsky,Shelagh Day

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774840838

Category: Law

Page: 400

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Recent years have seen the retrenchment of Canadian social programs and the restructuring of the welfare state along neo-liberal lines. Social programs have been cut back, eliminated, or recast in exclusionary and punitive forms. Poverty: Rights, Social Citizenship, and Legal Activism responds to these changes by examining the ideas and practices of human rights, citizenship, legislation, and institution-building that are crucial to addressing poverty in this country. It challenges prevailing assumptions about the role of governments and the methods of accountability in the field of social and economic justice.

Habermas, Critical Theory and Health

Author: Graham Scambler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136285849

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health and illness including: * lay health knowledge * doctor-patient interaction * health care decision-making * health inequalities * new social movements in health * health care rationing * the Foucault perspective. Habermas, Critical Theory and Health will open up both new issues and new lines of empirical enquiry which will be of special interest to teachers and students of social theory and the sociology of health and illness and offers healthcare professionals new perspectives on their practice.

Understanding Social Citizenship

Themes and Perspectives for Policy and Practice

Author: Peter Dwyer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861344168

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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The government is now promoting citizenship heavily, and it is now part of the secondary schools national curriculum. This text provides students of all levels with a clear sense of the history of citizenship, and also of the key theoretical debates that have informed contemporary understandings of the concept.

Knowledge of Evil

Child Prostitution and Child Sexual Abuse in Twentieth-century England

Author: Alyson Brown,David Barrett

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 212

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This is the first book on child prostitution in 20th-century England to have been written, tracing the roots of a contemporary problem which has been the subject of increased publicity and concern. It uncovers a mass of new evidence to indicate the extent of the phenomenon from the late 19th century to the present day, arguing that child prostitution is a significant aspect of child abuse, and one of the clearest ways in which "deviant" groups can be conceived of as both victims and threats. The picture of child prostitution emerging from this book is one of exclusion from mainstream society and the law, and remoteness from the agencies set up to help young people in trouble which were often reluctant to accept the realities of child prostitution. Child prostitutes were not wholly victims, and motivations to enter prostitution have included, amongst other things, the desire for a level of income they are unable to obtain in other ways, and which provided a means of independence. Yet th