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Austerity Policies

Bad Ideas in Practice

Editors: Rushton, Peter, Donovan, Catherine (Eds.)

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  • - Addresses the consequences of austerity policies for a full range of services and those with service needs
  • - Provides an overview with detailed case studies of austerity policies in the UK from 2010 onwards
  • - Analyses links between theoretical debate and specific policy analysis
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This book takes up the problems of social policy, state intervention and support in the hard times of austerity introduced by the Coalition government 2010-15, and continued under the Conservative government today. At a time when the economy is growing and pay levels finally rising, the necessity for more cuts in public expenditure is fiercely contested. The scope of state services, the levels of support for people in need, and the kinds of organizations that will deliver the services, will all be profoundly affected in coming years. The authors and editors assess some of these consequences visible now in the impact that expenditure cuts and reorganization have had on many areas of social policy, and explore the direction of change in the near future.
Austerity Policies evaluates a wide range of changing form of state services and the transformations involving both the recipients and those delivering the services. It considers the past, present and future of austerity as a policy, and the problems affecting particular groups such as offenders, looked after children, and professionals such as social care workers and those engaged with domestic violence. The collection will be of interest to students and scholars of social policy, criminology, sociology, politics and media studies. 

About the authors

Peter Rushton is Professor of Historical Sociology at the University of Sunderland, and leader of the REF Unit in History for the 2014 research exercise.​
Catherine Donovan is a Professor in Social Relations and is Research Lead in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Sunderland. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook £77.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79120-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £96.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-79119-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Austerity Policies
Book Subtitle
Bad Ideas in Practice
Editors
  • Peter Rushton
  • Catherine Donovan
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-79120-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-79120-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-79119-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 280
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