publication . Article . 2009

Poverty and social justice in the devolved Scotland: Neoliberalism meets social democracy

Scott, Gill; Mooney, Gerry;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
Abstract
<jats:p>Drawing on current debates in social policy, this paper considers the extent to which social justice has and is informing social policy making in devolved Scotland. Relating to the work of social justice theorists Young, Fraser and Lister in particular, it critically examines some key Scottish social policy measures since 1999, considering some of the ways in which these have been constructed in terms of social justice and which make claims to the Scottish national. Through a focus on the issue of anti-poverty policies, the paper explores the ways in which the dominant policy approaches of the Scottish Government have reflected an uneven and tension-load...
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free text keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Sociology and Political Science, Social philosophy, Social inertia, Social order, Sociology, Government, Poverty, Neoliberalism, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Public administration, Social change, Social policy
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1 By sub state here we are referring to states within states such as Scotland and Wales in the UK.

2 Although in the case of Scotland, there was considerable autonomy in key policy areas prior to devolution in 1999, e.g. education, law, children's services, local government (cf. Stewart, 2004).

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publication . Article . 2009

Poverty and social justice in the devolved Scotland: Neoliberalism meets social democracy

Scott, Gill; Mooney, Gerry;