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Social policies and social controlNew perspectives on the ‘not-so-big society’$
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Malcolm Harrison and Teela Sanders

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310747

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310747.001.0001

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New Labour, the coalition government and disciplined communities

New Labour, the coalition government and disciplined communities

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(p.87) Six New Labour, the coalition government and disciplined communities
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Social policies and social control
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Andrew Wallace

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447310747.003.0006

The role of geographical area or place has long been central to some social policy strategies, initiatives and tensions. This chapter examines the enduring behaviourism which underpins much recent welfare and communities policy. It begins by briefly situating governmental discipline of individuals and communities within a broader agenda of neoliberal regulation, before proceeding to analyse the approaches of New Labour and the Coalition, and identifying the fresh agendas through which behaviour-shaping has been authorised and textured. Drawing on some primary research conducted within a recently 'empowered' residential community, the chapter then offers critical perspectives on these agendas and their weakness both as wider projects of societal discipline and as theories and practices of civic governance.

Keywords:   Community policy, Civic governance, Neoliberal regulation, Behaviour Shaping, Empowered communities

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