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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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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2004
<mark>Journal</mark>Social Work and Society
Issue number1
Number of pages21
Pages (from-to)1-21
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


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.