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'Reframing the poverty debate' the New Labour way

Mooney, Gerry (2007). 'Reframing the poverty debate' the New Labour way. Variant, 29(Summer) pp. 11–13.

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"Poverty is back on the agenda, but back on it in particular and very worrying ways. ... how poverty is defined, understood and talked about says much about the shape and nature of any policy and political response to it." Here, Mooney draws "attention to some of the ways in which the question of poverty is being reconstructed by New Labour and an assortment of journalists, academics and social and political commentators today." And rather than a "neo-liberal vision of social justice premised on a celebration of the market" advances "an entirely different conception and understanding of social justice that argues for social and economic equality through an attack on wealth and vested interests."

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0954-8815
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 17747
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Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 11:09
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2020 09:46
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