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New Labour and child welfare: panopticism in the service of communitarianism

Harry Hendrick

in Child welfare

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344779
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301721 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344779.003.0006
New Labour and child welfare: panopticism in the service of communitarianism

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The final chapter talks about New Labour and child welfare. The first section provides a general overview of the social, economic, and political philosophy of the New Labour. The second section talks about the various means of possible reducing child poverty, while the third section stresses the role of education in children's lives. The change in attitude towards child and adolescent delinquency is examined, before the chapter ends with a discussion of New Labour and the concept of a post-modern child.

Keywords: New Labour; philosophy; child poverty; education; child delinquency; adolescent delinquency

Chapter.  24963 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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