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Austerity, Youth Policy and the Deconstruction of the Youth Service in England

Authors: Davies, Bernard

  • Provides a comprehensively researched, vital analysis of youth policy in the years 2007-2018 with a particular focus on youth work and youth services.
  • Goes further than discussing issues pertaining to the impact of austerity on young people, by also systematically applying this analysis to the impact on youth services.
  • Written by one of the doyens of the youth and community work field in the UK and beyond.
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  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03886-1
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About this book

This timely book presents a vital analysis of the politics, policy and practice of youth work services in England and the impacts of the austerity agenda introduced after the 2007-08 financial crisis.

Davies frames his research within the ideological, political and economic context of the last decade, contemplating the prescriptions of neoliberalism, and various other socio-political developments. He illustrates how wider government policies, programmes and initiatives have marred the purposes and methods of the Youth Service and youth work facilities, forging connections with what this means for young people and youth work. 

Unique in its depth and detail, this book is one of the first comprehensive, evidenced and up-to-date accounts of UK Youth Policy. It is an essential and invaluable resource for youth educators, researchers, service managers, practitioners and activists, as well as scholars and students of youth studies, social policy, public policy, and history.

About the authors

Bernard Davies was Youth Officer (Training), Sheffield Youth Service, from 1987-1992; Visiting Research Fellow, University of Dundee, UK from 2004-06; and Visiting Professor, De Montfort University, UK, from 2006-2014. He is also a Steering Group Member of the In Defence of Youth Work campaign.

Buy this book

eBook £17.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03886-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover £22.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: February 4, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03885-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Austerity, Youth Policy and the Deconstruction of the Youth Service in England
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03886-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03886-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-03885-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 393
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