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Transforming education policy: Shaping a democratic future

Philip A. Woods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427366
eISBN:
9781447304067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427366.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Education is in a state of continual change and schools ever more diverse. People want more participation and meaning in their lives; organisations want more creativity and flexibility. Building on ... More


Communicative Capacity: Public Encounters in Participatory Theory and Practice

Koen P.R. Bartels

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447318507
eISBN:
9781447318521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318507.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Participatory democracy has become an unshakable norm and widespread practice. Nowadays, public professionals and citizens regularly encounter each other in participatory practice to address shared ... More


Power, participation and political renewal: Case studies in public participation

Marian Barnes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346681
eISBN:
9781447303053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346681.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Public participation is central to a wide range of current public policies — not only in the UK, but elsewhere in the developed and the developing world. There are substantial aspirations for what ... More


Introduction

Marian Barnes, Janet Newman, and Helen Sullivan

in Power, participation and political renewal: Case studies in public participation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346681
eISBN:
9781447303053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346681.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book discusses public participation, drawn substantially on research carried out as part of the Economic and Social Research Council's Democracy and Participation programme as well as related ... More


Parenting and disability: Disabled parents' experiences of raising children

Richard Olsen

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343642
eISBN:
9781447302902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This book reports on the first substantial UK study of parenting, disability, and mental health. It examines the views of parents and children in seventy-five families. Covering a broad spectrum of ... More


Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Bill Jordan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Research on well-being reveals the significance of personal relationships, trust and participation to sustain quality of life, yet it is the economic model that remains the dominant basis for ... More


Remaking governance: Peoples, politics and the public sphere

Janet Newman (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346407
eISBN:
9781447303206
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346407.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

This book focuses on the dynamics of change as new strategies — active citizenship, public participation, partnership working, and consumerism — encounter existing institutions. It explores different ... More


The governance of problems: Puzzling, powering and participation

Robert Hoppe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429629
eISBN:
9781447303848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429629.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Contemporary democracies need to develop a better governance of problems, as all too often policy is a sophisticated answer to the wrong problem. This book offers a new approach to public-policy ... More


Broadening the dementia debate: Towards social citizenship

Ruth Bartlett

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421784
eISBN:
9781447301561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421784.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Dementia has been widely debated from the perspectives of biomedicine and social psychology. This book broadens the debate to consider the experiences of men and women with dementia from a ... More


Childhood poverty and social exclusion: From a child's perspective

Tess Ridge

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343628
eISBN:
9781447301745
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343628.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Childhood poverty has moved from the periphery to the centre of the policy agenda following New Labour's pledge to end it within twenty years. However, whether the needs and concerns of poor children ... More


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