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Devolution, social justice and social policy: the Scottish context

Mooney, Gerry and Scott, Gill (2012). Devolution, social justice and social policy: the Scottish context. In: Mooney, Gerry and Scott, Gill eds. Social Justice and Social Policy in Scotland. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 1–24.

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Social justice and social policy in Scotland offers a critical engagement with the state of social policy in one of the devolved nations of the UK, a decade after the introduction of devolution. Promoting greater social justice has been held up as a key vision of successive Scottish administrations since devolution began. It is argued throughout this important book that the analysis of Scottish social policy must therefore be located in wider debates around social injustice as well as about how the devolution process affects the making, implementation and impact of social policy.Social justice and social policy in Scotland focuses on a diverse range of topics and issues, including income inequalities, work and welfare, criminal justice, housing, education, health and poverty, each reflecting the themes of social inequality and social justice.This book will be essential reading for academics, researchers, policy makers and practitioners as well as students of social policy and of society in Scotland and other devolved nations.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Policy Press
ISBN: 1-84742-703-0, 978-1-84742-703-8
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR)
OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Harm and Evidence Research Collaborative (HERC)
Item ID: 30489
Depositing User: Gerry Mooney
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 15:39
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2016 14:10
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