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Access to justice for disadvantaged communities$
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Marjorie Mayo, Gerald Koessl, Matthew Scott, and Imogen Slater

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781447311027

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447311027.001.0001

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accessing social justice in disadvantaged communities

accessing social justice in disadvantaged communities

(p.1) Introduction: accessing social justice in disadvantaged communities
Access to justice for disadvantaged communities

Marjorie Mayo

Gerald Koessl

Matthew Scott

Imogen Slater

Policy Press

The Introduction outlines the challenges that are being posed by public service modernisation agendas. There have been major impacts on the welfare state and democratic values in general. And there have been particularly significant impacts on people's access to justice in disadvantaged communities, more specifically. The history of changes to the provision of legal aid, from the post war period until the present, illustrates these challenges and the dilemmas that they pose for public service professionals such as those working in community Law Centres. The Introduction concludes by outlining the content of the chapters that follow.

Keywords:   public service modernisation, welfare state, access to justice

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