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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.

The Radical Rupture of Risk Society: A Critical Review
The radical rupture of risk society: A critical review

The overwhelming feature of the age is not physical – the threat of annihilation – but social: the fundamental and scandalous way in which the ...

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