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New Labour’s citizens: activated, empowered, responsibilized, abandoned?

Clarke, John (2005). New Labour’s citizens: activated, empowered, responsibilized, abandoned? Critical Social Policy, 25(4) pp. 447–463.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0261018305057024
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Abstract

New Labour has paid considerable attention to citizenship. In this paper I explore the different ways in which citizens have been addressed and affected by New Labour policies, concentrating on four processes: activation, empowerment, responsibilization and abandonment. I argue that these different processes are not just the effect of looking at New Labour from different perspectives. Rather they need to be seen as linked in a political and governmental project that seeks to construct the unity of the nation and manage its internal diversity.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0261-0183
Keywords: citizenship; difference; nation; New Labour
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 4383
Depositing User: Users 6043 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:51
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4383
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