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Living in Dangerous Times. Fear, Insecurity, Risk and Social Policy. Edition No. 1. Broadening Perspectives in Social Policy

  • ID: 2245998
  • Book
  • June 2009
  • 168 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Through a series of essays by leading social public policy experts, Living in Dangerous Times analyzes the impact of fear on the development of social policy in the UK in the post 9-11 - and 7/11 - world.
  • Incorporates an approach that pushes back traditional views of what the study of social policy should be about
  • Features essays by leading scholars that combine original theories with empirical data
  • Analyzes the complexities of policy development and governance in a world suffused with fear and uncertainty
  • Addresses critical contemporary questions for policy makers and policy analysts
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Notes on Contributors

1. Editorial Introduction (David Denney).

2. Fear, Human Rights and New Labour Policy Post-9/11 (David Denney).

3. Does Difference Make a Difference in Financial Planning for Risk? (Deborah Quilgars, Anwen Jones and David Abbott).

4. The Great Cut: The Support for Private Modes of Social Evasion by Public Policy (Rowland Atkinson).

5. Risk and Public Protection: Responding to Involuntary and ‘Taboo’ Risk (Hazel Kemshall and Jason Wood).

6. Social Policy beyond Fear: The Globalization of Strangeness, the ‘War on Terror’ and ‘Spaces of Wonder’ (Chris Rumford).

7. Fear and Security: A Vulnerability-led Policy Response (Frank Furedi).

8. Child Protection Social Work: Risks of Fears and Fears of Risks – Impossible Tasks from Impossible Goals? (Brian Littlechild).

9. Fear of Others: Social Exclusion and the European Crisis of Solidarity (Gerard Delanty).

10. ‘We Don’t Have to Take This’: Zero Tolerance of Violence against Health Care Workers in a Time of Insecurity (Jonathan Gabe and Mary Ann Elston).

11. Afterword: Risk and Welfare (Bent Greve).


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David Denney Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
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