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Not so New Labour : a sociological critique of New Labour's policy and practice

Author: Simon Prideaux
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2005.
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"In this book Simon Prideaux shows how New Labour has drawn on the ideas and premises of functionalism, which dominated British and American sociological thought during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s." "Not so New Labour's innovative approach to the analysis of social policy under New Labour will be valuable to academics, students and researchers in social policy, sociology, politics and applied social studies."--Jacket.
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Prideaux, Simon.
Not so New Labour.
Bristol : Policy Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607633636
Named Person: Tony Blair; Tony Blair; Tony Blair
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Prideaux
ISBN: 1861344600 9781861344601 1861344597 9781861344595
OCLC Number: 58839801
Description: v, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction; The role and transmission of ideas in policy; Functionalism and society: the American interpretation of Durkheim; From organisational theory to the New Communitarian movement; John Macmurray, the Parsonian legacy and Blair's communitarianisms; Organisational theory and managerialisation: the symbiotic rise of an 'accountancy mentality'; Norms and the dysfunctional underclass: a convenient yet complementary critique form the New Right; 'The Third Way', 'opportunity' and functionalist remedies; 'Workfare' in practice: alienated lessons from the past, present and future; Where to now, Mr Blair? A conclusion.
Responsibility: Simon Prideaux.
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New Labour has concentrated many of its social policy initiatives in reinvigorating the family, community and work. But just how 'new' are the ideas driving policy and practice? This book shows how  Read more...

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