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The coalition government and social policy : restructuring the welfare state

Author: Hugh M Bochel; Martin A Powell
Publisher: Bristol : Policy Press, 2016.
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This text responds to the political and policy changes made by the Coalition government up to the 2015 general election providing a reflection across the social policies of this government. It reflects on the first 100 days of the new UK Conservative government and considers the implications of decisions made in that period. In doing so it provides a timely assessment of the extent of change in social policies and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh M Bochel; Martin A Powell
ISBN: 9781447324560 1447324560 9781447324577 1447324579
OCLC Number: 948793948
Description: viii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The transformation of the welfare state? ~ Hugh Bochel and Martin Powell;The Coalition, public expenditure and social policy ~ Nick Ellison;Social policy and public opinion under the Coalition ~ Andrew Defty;The changing governance of social policy ~ Catherine Bochel;Health ~ Rob Baggott;Education ~ Stephen Ball and Patrick Bailey;Housing ~ Peter Somerville;Social security ~ Steve McKay and Karen Rowlingson;Employment ~ Anne Daguerre;Adult care ~ Jon Glasby;Family policy ~ Ros Edwards and Val Gillies;Children and young people ~ Harriet Churchill;Crime and criminal justice ~ Peter Squires;Equalities ~ Kirstein Rummery;Social policy in the devolved administrations ~ Derek Birrell and Ann Marie Gray;Conclusions ~ Hugh Bochel and Martin Powell.
Responsibility: [edited by] Hugh Bochel and Martin Powell.
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A wide-range of experts respond to the political and social policy changes made under the UK coalition government (2010-15) and provide a critical assessment of how their policies affected the  Read more...


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"A first class introduction to the recent past for anyone intending to study this time period as well as for those simply wanting to check the pulse of the modern British state." LSE Review of Books Read more...

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