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Unsettling Welfare

The Reconstruction of Social Policy

Edited by Gordon Hughes, Gail Lewis

© 1998 – Routledge

414 pages

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Unsettling Welfare addresses the changing relationship between social welfare, its 'recipients' and the state. In particular, the book explores the direction and the impact of the reforms of the welfare state that took place during the 1980s and 1990s. By focusing on specific fields of social welfare and social control, including health, education, housing, income maintenance, social services and criminal justice, Unsettling Welfare identifies general trends and the ways in which these are manifested.


'This is a textbook and for its purposes, I suspect, a good textbook … will be a helpful social policy book for students.' - Community Care January 1999

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Social Policy: Welfare, Power and Diversity

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MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General