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Contemporary social evils

Joseph Rowntree Foundation


Which underlying problems pose the greatest threat to British society in the twenty-first century? A hundred years after its philanthropist founder identified poverty, alcohol, drugs and gambling among the social evils of his time, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation initiated a major consultation among leading thinkers, activists and commentators, as well as the wider public. The findings have now been brought together in this fascinating book. Individual chapters range across the political spectrum but the book also reports the results from a web survey and consultation with groups whose voices a ... More

Keywords: poverty, drugs, alcohol, gambling, social harm, social misery, consumerism, family commitment, personal responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781847424099
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation, author

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