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Personal data in the public sector: reconciling necessary sharing with confidentiality?

Christine Bellamy, Perri 6, and Charles Raab

in The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter takes up the thread of public sector interest in personal data, considering the reasons behind its appeal. It explains that imperatives on the public sector to use personal information ... More


Health policy under New Labour: not what it seems?

Ruane Sally

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter suggests that health policy under ‘New Labour’ is not entirely what it seems, exploring a number of contradictions in health policy and the role of ‘spin’ in government at the same time. ... More


Modernising services, empowering users? Adult social care in 2006

Kirstein Rummery

in Social Policy Review 19: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2007

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349415
eISBN:
9781447303466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349415.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the way in which the overarching discourse of modernisation of adult care services has masked some of the conflicts inherent in policy developments in 2006, particularly those ... More


More than a matter of choice? Consumerism and the modernisation of health care

Janet Newman and Elizabeth Vidler

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores some of the ways in which the ‘consumer’ is situated in New Labour's narrative of modernisation. It examines how health care organisations are responding to the consumerist ... More


Economic Development and Social Change

Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed

in Usable Social Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter is the most macroscopic in emphasis and deals with arenas in which the generation of usable policy-oriented knowledge has been the most problematic. The authors identify a social-science ... More


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