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Concluding remarks

Brid Featherstone

in Contemporary fathering: Theory, policy and practice

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349880
eISBN:
9781447301974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349880.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter offers some concluding thoughts. A feature of the current political context, certainly in England, and one actively influenced by fathers' groups, is an emphasis on encouraging father ... More


Social work and child welfare politics: Through Nordic lenses

Hannele Forsberg and Teppo Kroger (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424068
eISBN:
9781447303534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424068.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Children and families are at the heart of social work all over the world but, until now, Nordic perspectives have been rare in the body of English-language child welfare literature. Is there ... More


Gender equality and welfare politics in Scandinavia: The limits of political ambition?

Kari Melby, Christina Carlsson Wetterberg, and Anna-Birte Ravn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424655
eISBN:
9781447302407
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424655.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Gender equality is often seen as a hallmark of the Nordic countries. This book explores this notion by examining the meanings of gender that underpin policies in the Scandinavian welfare states, ... More


Beyond the workfare state: Labour markets, equalities and human rights

Mick Carpenter, Belinda Freda, and Stuart Speeden (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348739
eISBN:
9781447301547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348739.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores equality, discrimination, and human rights in relation to employability and ‘welfare-to-work’ policies. It draws extensively on new research from the SEQUAL Project, undertaken for ... More


Family policy paradoxes: Gender equality and labour market regulation in Sweden, 1930-2010

Åsa Lundqvist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424556
eISBN:
9781447302339
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424556.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This book examines the political regulation of the family in Sweden between 1930 and today. It draws attention to the political attempts to create a ‘modern family’ and the aspiration to regulate the ... More


Liberty, equality, fraternity

Paul Spicker

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This book takes the three founding principles of the French Revolution — liberty, equality, fraternity — and examines how they relate to social policy today. The book considers the political and ... More


Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Steven R. Smith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book explores the values of equality and diversity as promoted across liberal societies, drawing on various traditions of political and social philosophy, including liberal egalitarianism, ... More


Introduction

Paul Spicker

in Liberty, equality, fraternity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348418
eISBN:
9781447302704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348418.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Two hundred years ago, the principles of liberty, equality and fraternity were seen as radical, challenging and iconoclastic. In modern societies, although there are many differences in ... More


The politics of parental leave policies: Children, parenting, gender and the labour market

Sheila Kamerman and Peter Moss (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420671
eISBN:
9781447303961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420671.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

With the growth of parental employment, leave policy is at the centre of welfare state development and at the heart of countries' child and family policies. It is widely recognised as an essential ... More


Conclusion

Basia Spalek

in Communities, identities and crime

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348043
eISBN:
9781447301899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348043.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book has shown how the construction of social identities might best be conceptualised as consisting of the interplay, tensions and contradictions between modernity's ‘imperative of order’, ... More


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