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This book examines the notion of risk in relation to social policy. It takes ideas about risk (as expressed by sociologists such as Ulrich Beck in Risk Society), and applies them to recent changes in welfare. The author shows neo-liberals have used various aspects of risk to attack welfare dependency, and how various rhetoric's of risk have been used to reshape contemporary politics. Social Policy and Risk makes a major contribution to our understanding of contemporary welfare politics.

Welfare Obligations and Safety Nets: The Lessening of Risk
Welfare obligations and safety nets: The lessening of risk

My problem is to see how men govern (themselves and others) by the production of truth (I repeat once again that by the production of truth I mean not the production of true utterances, but the establishment of domains in ...

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