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Policy Contexts of Social Work in Britain: the wider implications of 'New' Labour and the 'New Legal regime'.

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Journal publication date2004
JournalSocial Work & Society
Journal number1
Volume1
Number of pages21
Pages1-21
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between 'new' Labour's modernisation project and its insertion into an architecture of global governance, where new legalities are creating a new policy framework that has a number of implications for European post-war welfare states. In particular, the paper considers social and economic policy as a key 'technology of governance' aimed at reconfiguring institutional structures and citizen identity, with negative consequences for social work service users.