Conclusion: building on the legacy of Peter Townsend

Alan Walker and Carol Walker

in Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9781847427151
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302353 | DOI:
Conclusion: building on the legacy of Peter Townsend

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This chapter pulls together the main threads linking each of the previous chapters, summarises their contributions to a policy manifesto inspired by Peter and emphasises the main issues for research, teaching and campaigning intended to promote social justice. It then considers the challenges that this presents to the major constituency that Peter addressed throughout his life, policy makers. It finally turns inwards, to colleagues and students of social policy, to encourage them to be inspired by Peter's legacy, to take up the torch of social justice and, in doing so, to become more public in their campaign.

Keywords: policy manifesto; Peter Townsend; social justice; policy makers; social policy; Peter's legacy

Chapter.  9659 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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