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Introduction

Julia Unwin

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The concept of ‘evil’ appears to have led many people to look beyond commonly discussed social problems such as drugs, poverty or social exclusion, to express more fundamental, less tangible fears ... More


Preface

David Utting

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

There were a number of concrete issues in contemporary Britain that participants identified with relative frequency as well as considerable passion. It was also common for people to discuss these ... More


What and who is it we don’t trust?

Shaun Bailey

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter discusses a loss of trust between different groups, including residents and migrants and adults and young people. It starts by describing the mistrust between different communities and ... More


Five types of inequality

Ferdinand Mount

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter's author caused a stir with his 2004 book Mind the gap, which acknowledged widening social inequalities. The chapter progresses the argument by suggesting that although strides were made ... More


Reflections on social evils and human nature

Matthew Taylor

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0018
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The greatest evil is society's retreat in the face of rampant individualism. The public leans towards behavioural rather than structural accounts of social fragmentation, with the poorest — perhaps ... More


Afterword

David Utting

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0019
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book on contemporary social evils may come as something of a surprise. There is the desire that Joseph Rowntree expressed for the trusts he endowed a century ago to search out the underlying ... More


‘Social evils’ and ‘social problems’ in Britain since 1904

Jose Harris

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The phrase Social problem suggests an undesirable state of affairs for which people hope to find a practical cure, whereas social evil may imply a degree of scepticism, realism or despair about ... More


Uneasy and powerless: views from the online consultation

Beth Watts and David Utting

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The concept of ‘social evil’ is one that resonates in modern Britain. The consultation exercise, which is described in this chapter, tapped into issues about which people cared deeply. A number of ... More


Truncated opportunities: eliciting unheard voices on social evils

Alice Mowlam and Chris Creegan

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The Qualitative Research Unit at the independent research organisation, National Centre for Social Research, was commissioned to organise a series of discussion events so that a range of the ... More


Living with social evils: further views from people in disadvantaged groups

Chris Creegan, Martha Warrener, and Rachel Kinsella

in Contemporary social evils

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter examines people's day-to-day experiences of living and coping with the social evils that have been identified and discussed. It also reports on what people from disadvantaged groups see ... More


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