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De-Professionalism and Austerity: Challenges for the Public Sector

Nigel Malin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350163
eISBN:
9781447352273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350163.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The main arguments in this book reflect the politics and social climate created by austerity in the early 21st century and provide an analytical framework for examining the notion of ... More


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


Living Against Austerity: A Feminist Investigation of Doing Activism and Being Activist

Emma Craddock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205701
eISBN:
9781529205749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205701.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

With austerity’s disproportionately heavy impact on women now apparent, this engaging book considers activism against it from a feminist perspective. Emma Craddock goes deep inside activist culture ... More


Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency

Marius Guderjan, Hugh Mackay, and Gesa Stedman (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205008
eISBN:
9781529205053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205008.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This book offers a powerful and distinctive analysis of how the politics of the UK and the lived experience of its citizens have been reframed in the first decades of the 21st century. It does so by ... More


Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, and Richard A. Settersten Jr (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This book examines some of the challenges facing older people, given a context of rising life expectancy, cuts to the welfare state, and widening economic and social inequalities. It explores ... More


Introduction

Marius Guderjan, Hugh Mackay, and Gesa Stedman

in Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205008
eISBN:
9781529205053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205008.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The introduction outlines the origins, scope and significance of Brexit, and focuses on the politics, discourse and ideology of the recent austerity policies. It establishes an interdisciplinary ... 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


An Introduction to Local Anti‑Austerity Activist Culture

Emma Craddock

in Living Against Austerity: A Feminist Investigation of Doing Activism and Being Activist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205701
eISBN:
9781529205749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205701.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter sets the scene by outlining the importance of applying a cultural, affective, feminist approach to studying social movements. The chapter begins by providing an overview of the aftermath ... 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


Conclusions

Carl J. Griffin

in The Politics of Hunger: Protest, Poverty and Policy in England, c. 1750-c. 1840

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781526145628
eISBN:
9781526152022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526145635.00016
Subject:
History, Social History

Hunger stalks Britain today. It – and the fear of it – lives amongst us. We live in age of austerity and food banks, of attempts to define minimum needs and to reduce those without to the elemental ... 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


Conclusion: Rescaling urban governance

John Sturzaker and Alexander Nurse

in Rescaling Urban Governance: Planning, Localism and Institutional Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350774
eISBN:
9781447350828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350774.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter summarises and synthesises the preceding chapters, discussing a series of themes which have emerged. The first is the interaction between the levels of devolution which have been the ... More


The Contracting State: Austerity and Public Services

Simon Griffiths

in Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205008
eISBN:
9781529205053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205008.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter focuses on the ‘contracting state’ under Cameron, and reviews developments in three major public services since 2010: health, education and welfare, paying attention to the way in which ... More


Breaking Britain’s Working Class: the Left Out

Lisa Mckenzie

in Contested Britain: Brexit, Austerity and Agency

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781529205008
eISBN:
9781529205053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529205008.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter draws upon ethnographic research within working-class communities in Nottingham and East London, families which rely upon public services, welfare benefits, and social housing. Since ... More


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