Social Relations and Social Exclusion
Rethinking Political Economy
Examining the rational individual, this book develops a new approach to the theory of social relations. It explores how far we make sense of society on the assumption that people act as independent and free individuals, exercising rational choice. Re-examining the family, community, workplace and state, the author offers a thorough and original critique of the social policies of 'New Labour'.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Households and Families; Chapter 3 Communities and Community Development; Chapter 4 Contractual Relations and Social Divisions; Chapter 5 State–Citizen Relations and Social Justice; Chapter 6 Policy Implications; Chapter 7 Conclusion;
Peter Somerville is Professor in Social Policy at the University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. He has published widely on issues of housing, social exclusion and community empowerment.