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Title The social construction of social policy : methodologies, racism, citizenship and the environment / edited by Colin Samson and Nigel South
Published New York : St. Martin's Press ; Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1996


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  361.610941 Sam/Sco  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 230 pages
Series Explorations in sociology ; 44
Explorations in sociology ; 44
Contents 1. Introduction: Social Policy isn't what It Used to Be - The Social Construction of Social Policy in the 1980s and 1990s / Colin Samson and Nigel South -- 2. 'Probably, Minister ...': the 'Strong Programme' Approach to the Relationship between Research and Policy / Mel Bartley -- 3. How (and How Not) to Design Research to Inform Policy-making / Ray Pawson and Nicholas Tilley -- 4. Naming Difference: Race-thinking, Common Sense and Sociology / Bob Carter and Marci Green -- 5. Consanguinity and Related Demons: Science and Racism in the Debate on Consanguinity and Birth Outcome / Waqar Ahmad -- 6. Representations of Asians' Mental Health in British Psychiatry / Charles Watters -- 7. Difference in the City: Locating Marginal Use of Public Space / Karen Evans and Penelope Fraser -- 8. No Key - No Door? Young People's Access to Housing / Gill Jones
9. 'Island Homes for Island People': Competition, Conflict and Racism in the Battle over Public Housing on the Isle of Dogs / Janet Foster -- 10. Contracting Knowledge: Commissioned Research and the Sociology of the Environment / Elizabeth Shove -- 11. Us and Them: The Construction and Maintenance of Divisions in a Planning Dispute / Kate Burningham -- 12. Inter-organisational Negotiations in Political Decision-making: Brussels' EC Bureaucrats and the Environment / Carlo Ruzza
Summary "This volume draws together an impressive series of papers that explore enduring and new problems in the construction and analysis of social policy. Critical but accessible, the various chapters cover: methodological issues and the nature of competing claims about social policy 'knowledge'; racism and health services; citizenship and access to housing and other amenities; and the importance of the environment as an emerging area for social policy debate." "This collection appears at a time when it is widely recognised that whichever political party is in power in the late 1990s, the familiar model of the 'classic' British welfare state is increasingly distant. Domestic issues and local contexts are linked to broader global changes and different chapters engage in theoretical debate and empirical analysis in ways which make this a strong contribution to work defining the 'new social policy'. The editors describe the agenda of this new social policy and introduce the collection, identifying the key themes of the volume as 'citizenship', 'exclusion' and 'difference'."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Great Britain Social conditions 1945-
Great Britain Social policy 1979-
Notes Series no. repeated in error by the publisher. No 44 also published under the title "Locating health"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 1945-
Great Britain -- Social policy -- 1979-
Author Samson, Colin.
South, Nigel.
British Sociological Association.
LC no. 95013607
ISBN 0312127170