Welfare and Punishment : from Thatcherism to austerity

Cummins, ID ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7814-3835 2021, Welfare and Punishment : from Thatcherism to austerity , Bristol University Press (Policy Press).

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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.

Item Type: Book
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: Bristol University Press (Policy Press)
ISBN: 9781529203899 (hardback); 9781529203882 (ebook)
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Depositing User: ID Cummins
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2020 14:41
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 21:46
URI: https://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58684

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