- 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
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).