Welfare and Punishment: From Thatcherism to Austerity

Author(s): Ian Cummins

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In this enlightening study, Ian Cummins traces changing attitudes to penal and welfare systems.From Margaret Thatcher's first cabinet to austerity politics via New Labour, the book reveals the ideological shifts that have led successive governments to reinforce their penal powers. It shows how 'tough on crime' messages have spread to other areas of social policy, too, fostering the neoliberal political economy, encouraging hostile approaches to the social state, and creating stigma for those living in poverty.This is an important addition to the debate around the complex and inter-connected issues of welfare and punishment.


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  • : 9781529203899
  • : Policy Press
  • : Bristol University Press
  • : February 2021
  • : {"length"=>["23.4"], "width"=>["15.6"], "units"=>["Centimeters"]}
  • : books

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  • : Ian Cummins
  • : Hardback
  • : 176