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Religion, public policy and equalising opportunities

Green, Alison; Barton, Adrian and Johns, Nick (2012). Religion, public policy and equalising opportunities. Critical Social Policy, 32(4) pp. 517–535.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1177/0261018311435029
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Abstract

This paper examines the role of Faith-Based Groups (FBGs) in social and public policy. Specifically it provides an analysis of the conflicts that can arise between the culture and values of different FBGs and welfare provision. Its purpose is to clarify the source of this conflict and to contribute a balanced discussion on how equality legislation should apply to different religious groups. We commence by providing some historical and policy context, but rapidly move on to discuss very current and contemporary debates that are taking place in FBGs and in government. The use of a model showing the way that particular social welfare provision contributes to equality of opportunity and/or community cohesion allows the reader to clearly see where the tensions can arise for policy makers in deciding where to allocate provision

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 The Authors
ISSN: 1461-703X
Keywords: community cohesion; faith based groups
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Economics
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 43471
Depositing User: Alison Green
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 19:36
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/43471
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