The New Right and information

Penny Leonard

in Promoting welfare?

Published by Policy Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344885
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303091 | DOI:
The New Right and information

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This chapter talks about the New Right philosophy for the provision of information on welfare entitlements. It studies income support from 1988 and shows that from 1979 the government continued earlier shifts away from social democratic ideals. Although information policy reflected wider political and economic issues, the Conservatives also reflected a fundamental change in political philosophy and values. The chapter determines that while there have been a number of contradictions, information policy has clearly reflected a redefinition of citizenship. This has altered the balance between rights and responsibilities.

Keywords: New Right; information provision; welfare entitlements; income support; social democratic ideals

Chapter.  7244 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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