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The Divisive State of Social Policy: The 'Bedroom Tax', Austerity and Housing Insecurity

Kelly Bogue

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350538
eISBN:
9781447350545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350538.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Drawing on first person accounts and participant observation, this book looks in-depth at one of the UK government’s most controversial austerity policies, the ‘Bedroom Tax’. Focusing on the lives of ... More


Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Shane Blackman and Ruth Rogers (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447330523
eISBN:
9781447330578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The book critically engages with neo-liberal policies and media representations of youth austerity as a constructed social crisis but remaining the mechanism used by both government and media to ... More


Introduction: the repositioning of social housing and welfare provision

Kelly Bogue

in The Divisive State of Social Policy: The ‘Bedroom Tax’, Austerity and Housing Insecurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350538
eISBN:
9781447350545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350538.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter sets out the background and context to the UK’s implementation of austerity measures following the financial crash of 2007/08. It examines the principles underlying the enactment of the ... More


Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Shana Cohen, Christina Fuhr, and Jan-Jonathan Bock (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331032
eISBN:
9781447331056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331032.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines local responses to political and economic crises in Germany and the UK. In Germany, the influx of refugees has thrown into question state capacity to cope with crisis and the ... More


Social Policy Review 31: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2019

Elke Heins, James Rees, and Catherine Needham (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447343981
eISBN:
9781447344018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447343981.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Bringing together the voices of leading experts in the field, this edition offers an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past year. The book considers a ... More


The New Politics of Home: Housing, Gender and Care in Times of Crisis

Eleanor Jupp, Sophie Bowlby, Jane Franklin, and Sarah Marie Hall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447351849
eISBN:
9781447351887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447351849.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

With an innovative focus on home and care, this book is an intervention into debates about social policy and welfare at a time of crisis, with a particular focus on the UK. Such a crisis involves ... More


Electoral competition in Ireland since 1987: The politics of triumph and despair

Gary Murphy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097652
eISBN:
9781526109712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097652.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

The aim of this book is to assess the quarter century of political competition in the Republic of Ireland from the time of the ending of recession of the 1980s up to the 2011 general election where ... More


The Labour Party under Ed Miliband: Trying but failing to renew social democracy

Eunice Goes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719090707
eISBN:
9781526109637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090707.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

When Ed Miliband was elected leader of the Labour Party in 2010 he sought to turn the page on New Labour and use the global financial crisis as an opportunity to renew social democracy. With great ... More


Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland

Keiran Walsh, Gemma M. Carney, and Áine Ní Léime (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316237
eISBN:
9781447316244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316237.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Demographic ageing is identified as a global challenge with significant social policy implications across local, national and international contexts. The 2008 economic crisis and related austerity ... More


The Right and the recession

Edward Ashbee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090820
eISBN:
9781781708873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090820.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The Right and the Recession considers the ways in which conservative activists, groupings, parties and interests in the US and Britain responded to the financial crisis and the “Great Recession” that ... More


Anxiety abroad: Austerity, abundance and race in post-war visual culture

David C. Wall

in Cultures of Decolonisation: Transnational productions and practices, 1945-70

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719096525
eISBN:
9781526104335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096525.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

In a post-war world of austerity and privation, visions of plenty often held out the possibility of liberation and regeneration. But those visions just as frequently codified “plenty” as something to ... More


Tax and spend decisions: did austerity improve financial numeracy and literacy?

David Walker

in Data in Society: Challenging Statistics in an Age of Globalisation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447348214
eISBN:
9781447348269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447348214.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Democracy requires public understanding of the numbers underpinning tax and spend decisions. Austerity is the programme of government cuts in the UK since 2010. One might have expected this to have ... More


Nationalist thrift: making do, rationing and nostalgic austerity

Alison Hulme

in A Brief History of Thrift

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526128836
eISBN:
9781526146724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526128843.00012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Explains the relationship between democracy and thrift in the Second World War home-front campaigns. Looks at make-do-and-mend in the UK and Roosevelt’s ‘fireside chats’ in the US. Goes on to analyse ... More


Making and enabling the commons: shared urban spaces and civic engagement in North Manchester

Luciana Lang

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores three different interventions on public land in Cheetham Hill, an area of north Manchester which is characterised by cultural diversity, high rates of unemployment and often ... More


‘Don’t call the police on me, I won’t call them on you’: self-policing as ethical development in North Manchester

Katherine Smith

in Realising the City: Urban Ethnography in Manchester

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526100733
eISBN:
9781526132376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100733.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores self-policing of urban violence in Harpurhey, Manchester. Arguing that ethical decision-making is practiced regularly in the process of policing the actions and behaviours of ... More


The Emperor’s new clothes: can Big Society deliver criminal justice?

Kevin Wong

in Values in criminology and community justice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447300359
eISBN:
9781447311706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300359.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The UK’s Coalition government places ‘Big Society’ firmly at the heart of public service delivery with Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) agencies playing critical roles in this. The narrative of ... More


From prosperity to austerity: A socio-cultural critique of the Celtic Tiger and its aftermath

Eamon Maher and Eugene O'Brien (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091674
eISBN:
9781781707197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091674.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This book examines the phenomenon of the rise and fall of the Irish Celtic Tiger from a cultural perspective. It looks at Ireland's regression from prosperity to austerity in terms of a society as ... More


Privatisation and the death of public housing

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter charts the death of public housing from its emergence as part of a wider collective resistance to the social murder of unregulated capitalism to its planned demise under neoliberal ... More


Youth poverty and social exclusion in the UK

Eldin Fahmy

in Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447330523
eISBN:
9781447330578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Eldin Fahmy examines the nature, extent and social distribution of youth deprivation and social exclusion amongst 16-29 year olds living in Britain. He explores our understanding of youth marginality ... More


Routine sanctions, humiliation and human struggle: qualitative biographies of young people’s experience of live marginality

Linda Brooks

in Youth Marginality in Britain: Contemporary Studies of Austerity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447330523
eISBN:
9781447330578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330523.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Linda Brooks examines the impact of the current government austerity measures experienced at a local charity based in the borough of Castle Point in Essex. Linda draws from first-hand experience of ... More


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