Culture: The missing variable in understanding social policy?

Baldock, John C. (1999) Culture: The missing variable in understanding social policy? Social Policy & Administration, 33 (4). pp. 458-473. ISSN 0144-5596. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-9515.00163

Abstract

This paper questions the intuitive assumption that twentieth-century public welfare states have reflected the wider culture in which they operate. It is argued that the postwar welfare state was a "modernist" project designed to change mass culture. As a result, social policy analysis has tended to ignore the wider culture as both a source and context for welfare. At the beginning of the twenty-first century new patterns of risk and postmodern cultural formations are supporting eclectic policymaking which is more in tune with cultural majorities. This signals the end of the systematic welfare state.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Welfare state; Culture; Postmodernism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: M. Nasiriavanaki
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2009 06:59
Last Modified: 06 May 2014 11:56
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17042 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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