Scandal, social policy, and social welfare /

This book, by examining the landmark scandals of the post-war period, including more recent ones, such as the Victoria Climbie Inquiry, reveals how scandals are generated, to what purposes they are used and whose interests they are made to serve.

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Authors / Creators: Butler, Ian, 1955- (Author), Drakeford, Mark (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Drakeford, Mark, author.
Butler, Ian, 1955- Social policy, social welfare and scandal.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Edition:Rev. 2nd ed. /
Imprint: Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2005.
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Summary:This book, by examining the landmark scandals of the post-war period, including more recent ones, such as the Victoria Climbie Inquiry, reveals how scandals are generated, to what purposes they are used and whose interests they are made to serve.
Scandals do not just happen. They are made. They are constructed out of such everyday tragedies as the small carelessnesses and institutional brutality of the long stay hospital, the abuse of children or the violent deaths of innocent bystanders. This book, by examining the landmark scandals of the post-war period, including more recent ones, such as the Victoria Climbie Inquiry, reveals how scandals are generated, to what purposes they are used and whose interests they are made to serve. In particular, it examines the role of the public inquiry, an increasingly familiar policy device, in the process whereby the 'story' of a particular scandal is told and its meaning fixed. Using transcripts, press coverage, materials from the Public Record Office and other contemporary sources each of the scandals described in the book is located in its own historical and policy context in order to explore the complex cause and effect relationship between public policy and scandal.
Item Description:"A BASW/Policy Press title"--Cover
Previous edition published as: Social policy, social welfare and scandal. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 311 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781847421326
1847421326