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The education debatePolicy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

The education debate: Policy and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Stephen J. Ball

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349200
eISBN:
9781447303756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349200.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Education is a key political issue, and is seen as a crucial factor in ensuring economic productivity and competitiveness. This book offers an analysis of the flood of government initiatives and ... More

From recession to renewalThe impact of the financial crisis on public services and local government

From recession to renewal: The impact of the financial crisis on public services and local government

Joanna Richardson (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427007
eISBN:
9781447302377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427007.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The banking collapse and ensuing global financial crisis has been the subject of much analysis and speculation. One growing certainty is that there will be an impact on the delivery of public ... More

Reinventing social security worldwideBack to essentials

Reinventing social security worldwide: Back to essentials

Vladimir Rys

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426413
eISBN:
9781447303176
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426413.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Prior to the onset of the recent financial crisis, global trends of social security in industrialised societies were indicating a progressive disengagement of the State in favour of tax-financed ... More

Social capital and lifelong learning

Social capital and lifelong learning

John Field

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346551
eISBN:
9781447303374
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346551.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book confirms the significance of social capital as an analytical tool, while challenging the basis on which current policy is being developed. It offers a wealth of evidence on a topic which ... More

Social Policy in Challenging TimesEconomic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Social Policy in Challenging Times: Economic Crisis and Welfare Systems

Kevin Farnsworth and Zoe Irving (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428288
eISBN:
9781447305521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428288.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

There is no precedent to the 2008 economic crisis or its aftermath. The world's most important financial centres all but collapsed under its weight. And some of the world's largest financial ... More

The welfare we want?The British challenge for American reform

The welfare we want?: The British challenge for American reform

Robert Walker and Michael Wiseman (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344083
eISBN:
9781447303992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344083.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In the UK, both Conservative and New Labour welfare strategies have been influenced by American policies. British welfare reform has continued in recent years, while American policies appear to have ... More

Why the Third Way failedEconomics, morality and the origins of the 'Big Society'

Why the Third Way failed: Economics, morality and the origins of the 'Big Society'

Bill Jordan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426567
eISBN:
9781447304296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426567.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In the wake of the economic crash, public policy is in search of a new moral compass. This book explains why the Third Way's combination of market-friendly and abstract, value-led principles has ... More

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