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Responsibility

Keith Dowding

in It's the Government, Stupid!: How Governments Blame Citizens for Their Own Policies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529206388
eISBN:
9781529206432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206388.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Gun crime in the USA is wildly out of line with other nations. Obesity has taken off as a growing problem around the world in the past forty years. Homelessness is increasing, whilst the average age ... More


Obesity

Keith Dowding

in It's the Government, Stupid!: How Governments Blame Citizens for Their Own Policies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529206388
eISBN:
9781529206432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206388.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the nature of obesity and body shape generally, and how they affect health. Looking at the USA, UK and Australia in particular, it suggests that there is indeed a growing ... More


Government Responsibility

Keith Dowding

in It's the Government, Stupid!: How Governments Blame Citizens for Their Own Policies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529206388
eISBN:
9781529206432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206388.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

The final chapter summarizes the book’s evidence. Whilst citizens can rightfully be held responsible for the choices they make from the menu of alternatives available to them, it is society, and ... More


Which World?

Kathryn Tanner

in Christianity and the New Spirit of Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300219036
eISBN:
9780300241129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219036.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses how finance-dominated capitalism encourages one to relate to oneself and the bearing of that on one’s understanding of relations with others. It considers the emphases on ... More


Your Diabetes: U. S. Health Care Providers’ Orientations toward Patients

Mari Armstrong-Hough

in Biomedicalization and the Practice of Culture: Globalization and Type 2 Diabetes in the United States and Japan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646688
eISBN:
9781469646701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646688.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter uses interview data with American health care providers to examine clinicians’ strategies for negotiating with patients to elicit cooperation and participation in their own ... More


Problem Gambling

Keith Dowding

in It's the Government, Stupid!: How Governments Blame Citizens for Their Own Policies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529206388
eISBN:
9781529206432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206388.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In the past government pursued a moralistic and paternalistic policy with regard to gambling. However, in many countries, governments have relaxed regulations, whilst not treating gambling quite like ... More


Homelessness

Keith Dowding

in It's the Government, Stupid!: How Governments Blame Citizens for Their Own Policies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529206388
eISBN:
9781529206432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206388.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the nature of homelessness from rough sleeping to lack of secure accommodation. It examines changing government policy over the past fifty years. Governments have got out of ... More


Recreational Drugs Policy

Keith Dowding

in It's the Government, Stupid!: How Governments Blame Citizens for Their Own Policies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529206388
eISBN:
9781529206432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529206388.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter examines the history of regulating recreational drugs in the USA, UK and Australia. It shows that the criminalization of recreational drugs is a relatively recent phenomenon, based not ... More


Sweden: an extended working life policy that overlooks gender considerations

Clary Krekula, Lars-Gunnar Engström, and Aida Alvinius

in Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447325116
eISBN:
9781447325161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The Swedish government policy on extended working life has since its introduction in the mid-1990s aimed to lower the costs of the public pension system and to reduce the financial burden for ... More


The United Kingdom – a new moral imperative: live longer, work longer

Sarah Vickerstaff and Wendy Loretto

in Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447325116
eISBN:
9781447325161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The drift of government policy affecting older workers in the UK has been focused on encouraging individual responsibility for working longer and saving more, often with an idealised 'adult worker' ... More


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