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Promoting welfare? : government information policy and social citizenship

Author: Penny Leonard
Publisher: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This informative volume considers the historic and contemporary development of information policy in the UK. It explores the role of government in encouraging or deterring the claiming of welfare entitlements and the impact on us all as citizens.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leonard, Penny.
Promoting welfare?
Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2003
(OCoLC)654785667
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Leonard
ISBN: 1861344880 9781861344885 1861344872 9781861344878
OCLC Number: 53475909
Description: x, 159 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Michael Sullivan --
1. Introduction --
2. Citizenship --
3. Information --
4. Social democracy and information --
5. The New Right and information --
6. New Labour and information --
7. Case study A: In-work benefits for low wage earners --
8. Case study B: Means-tested benefits for older people --
9. Information for citizenship? --
App. A. Government expenditure on publicity for social security benefits (1973-98/99).
Other Titles: Government information policy and social citizenship
Responsibility: Penny Leonard.
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