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Policy Contexts of Social Work in Britain: the wider implications of 'New' Labour and the 'New Legal regime'.

By Sue Penna


This paper examines the relationship between 'new' Labour's modernisation project and its insertion into an architecture of global governance, where new legalities are creating a new policy framework that has a number of implications for European post-war welfare states. In particular, the paper considers social and economic policy as a key 'technology of governance' aimed at reconfiguring institutional structures and citizen identity, with negative consequences for social work service users

Year: 2004
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Provided by: Lancaster E-Prints
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