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Child welfareHistorical dimensions, contemporary debate$
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Harry Hendrick

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344779

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.001.0001

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New Labour and child welfare: panopticism in the service of communitarianism

New Labour and child welfare: panopticism in the service of communitarianism

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(p.205) Six New Labour and child welfare: panopticism in the service of communitarianism
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Child welfare
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Harry Hendrick

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.003.0006

The final chapter talks about New Labour and child welfare. The first section provides a general overview of the social, economic, and political philosophy of the New Labour. The second section talks about the various means of possible reducing child poverty, while the third section stresses the role of education in children's lives. The change in attitude towards child and adolescent delinquency is examined, before the chapter ends with a discussion of New Labour and the concept of a post-modern child.

Keywords:   New Labour, philosophy, child poverty, education, child delinquency, adolescent delinquency

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