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Personalising public services: Understanding the personalisation narrative

Catherine Needham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427601
eISBN:
9781447302957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427601.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Organizations

Personalisation – the idea that public services should be tailored to the individual, with budgets devolved to the service user or frontline staff – is increasingly seen as the future of the welfare ... More


The meaning of housing: A pathways approach

David Clapham

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346384
eISBN:
9781447303893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346384.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book offers a fresh new approach to the study of housing. It explores the meaning that housing has for individuals and households by examining ‘housing pathways’. Housing pathways refers to the ... More


Towards a democratic division of labour in Europe?: The Combination Model as a new integrated approach to professional and family life

Walter Van Dongen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422941
eISBN:
9781447304029
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422941.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In past few decades, most democratic European countries sought to achieve a more equal division of labour between men and women, both within families and organisations. At the same time, they wanted ... More


A Brief Summary717

Malcolm Torry

in Money for everyone: Why we need a citizen's income

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447311249
eISBN:
9781447311287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447311249.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

A Citizen's Income is an unconditional and nonwithdrawable income for every individual as a right of citizenship. It would ameliorate the poverty and unemployment traps, hence boosting employment; it ... More


The individual approach in activation policy in the Czech Republic1

Tomáš Sirovátka

in Making it personal: Individualising activation services in the EU

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347978
eISBN:
9781447302735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347978.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter evaluates the activation strategies that are applied in the labour market of the Czech Republic. It studies the role of the individual approach within activation policies, before looking ... More


Sir Keith Joseph and the cycle speech

John Welshman

in From transmitted deprivation to social exclusion: Policy, poverty, and parenting

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348357
eISBN:
9781447302384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348357.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores the cycle of deprivation speech, aiming to understand its content and immediate origins. It examines the drafting of the speech within the DHSS; the content of the speech ... More


The community, the personal and the commercial

Philip Bean

in Legalising drugs: Debates and dilemmas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423757
eISBN:
9781447302698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423757.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the impact of drug legalisation on the community and the individual users and examines the commercial systems that might follow legalisation. As part of this moral vision, the ... More


Complexity and community empowerment in regeneration, 2002–04

Felicity Greenham and Rhetta Moran

in Doing research with refugees: Issues and guidelines

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345981
eISBN:
9781447302131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345981.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter uses the recent experience of one of the authors, who developed community-level engagement in an urban health-regeneration programme, as the basis for its discussion. The first section ... More


Participation in rural contexts: community matters

Julia Rozanova, Donna Dosman, and Jenny de Jong Gierveld

in Rural ageing: A good place to grow old?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349019
eISBN:
9781447303299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349019.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which the characteristics of rural communities may or may not foster the social participation of older rural residents. It focuses on two kinds of participation: ... More


Conclusions

John Flint and David Robinson

in Community cohesion in crisis?: New dimensions of diversity and difference

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420244
eISBN:
9781447301912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420244.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This concluding chapter talks about the key themes that emerged in this book. It sets out some future research agendas for the analysis of cohesion, as well as new dimensions of diversity and ... More


Conversation: reading between the lines

Rachel Thomson

in Unfolding lives: Youth, gender and change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420510
eISBN:
9781447304104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420510.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter asks what can be learned by juxtaposing the accounts of Sherleen, Stan, Karin, and Devon. The case studies capture some of the microprocesses and practices of social and personal change ... More


Value incommensurability

Steven R. Smith

in Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores the specific character of individual attachments as related to the value incommensurability. The central claim in this chapter is that understanding individual attachments opens ... More


Equality, identity and disability

Steven R. Smith

in Equality and diversity: Value incommensurability and the politics of recognition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426079
eISBN:
9781447302209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426079.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores equality, identity, disability and other related themes, and argues that, consistent with social work codes of ethics and mainstream social policy objectives, the disability ... More


Introduction

David M. Smith

in On the margins of inclusion: Changing labour markets and social exclusion in London

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346018
eISBN:
9781447302872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346018.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the impact of changing labour markets and social policies on the life chances and working lives of a group of economically marginal individuals, on the locality that they ... More


Social protection, inequality and labour market risks in Central and Eastern Europe

Noelke Clemens

in Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420640
eISBN:
9781447302230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420640.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter traces the impact of the transition on individual welfare by drawing on a variety of institutional and structural indicators comparable across countries and time. It focuses particularly ... More


Liberty

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/9781861348418.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Liberty is commonly represented in terms of ‘negative’ and ‘positive’ approaches. Negative freedom refers mainly to freedom from restraint. The weaknesses in the idea of negative freedom point in the ... More


A socially and historically contextualised psychoanalytic perspective: Holocaust survival and suffering1

Daniel Bar-On

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The Holocaust not only divided humanity into survivors, bystanders, rescuers and perpetrators and defined the generation as first, second and third. It also strengthened perspectives that became ... More


Intercountry adoption in Europe 1998–2007: patterns, trends and issues

Peter Selman

in Social Policy Review 21: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2009

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423733
eISBN:
9781447303480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423733.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the impact the Poor Law Commission of 1905–09 has had on contemporary welfare policy. It highlights the importance of continuity and change in the welfare state, and shows how ... More


The way forward: policy and practice proposals

Luke Clements and Janet Read

in Disabled people and European human rights: A review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344250
eISBN:
9781447302087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter looks at some of the ways the 1998 Human Rights Act may benefit disabled adults and children. It presents several realistic limitations and positive potentials of any course of action. ... More


The sociodemographic obstacles to participating in lifelong learning across Europe

Péter Róbert (ed.)

in Lifelong learning in Europe: Equity and efficiency in the balance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447300137
eISBN:
9781447307709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300137.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Based on large scale survey analysis, this chapter argues that there is a relationship between overall levels of participation and the level of inequalities that exist in access to formal adult ... More


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