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Poverty and social justice in the devolved Scotland: Neoliberalism meets social democracy

Scott, Gill and Mooney, Gerry (2009). Poverty and social justice in the devolved Scotland: Neoliberalism meets social democracy. Social Policy and Society, 3(4) pp. 379–389.

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Drawing on current debates in social policy, this paper considers the extent to which social justice has and is informing social policy making in devolved Scotland. Relating to the work of social justice theorists Young, Fraser and Lister in particular, it critically examines some key Scottish social policy measures since 1999, considering some of the ways in which these have been constructed in terms of social justice and which make claims to the Scottish national. Through a focus on the issue of anti-poverty policies, the paper explores the ways in which the dominant policy approaches of the Scottish Government have reflected an uneven and tension-loaded balance between the enduring legacies of Scottish social democracy and the influences of neoliberal economics.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Cambridge University Press
ISSN: 1474-7464
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 17645
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Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2009 09:37
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2015 15:33
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