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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17530350903064378|
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[First paragraph] Foucault’s lectures of 1979 offer an astonishingly early and suggestive survey of the rise, and varieties, of neo-liberalism. In this review, I do two things: first, I take up some of the key themes identified by Foucault and consider their significance for processes of welfare reform; and second, I problematize the relationship between programmatic statements and the policies and practices of governing welfare. Here I return to the dull empiricism of social policy as an academic subject and suggest that using social policy changes to illustrate large programmes may be a risky business.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2009 The Author|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)|
|Depositing User:||John Clarke|
|Date Deposited:||19 Jan 2011 11:15|
|Last Modified:||25 Oct 2012 13:31|
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