Relevant, focused and accessible this book will provide students with an indispensible guide to the central concepts of family studies.

New Right

New right


The New Right comprises sets of political and intellectual ideas about the value of self-sufficient family structures, and traditional morality and relationships, drawing on social-authoritarian and neo-liberal thought.


New Right thinking can be seen as a combination of two main political perspectives: social authoritarianism and neo-liberalism. It does not, therefore, necessarily integrate into a coherent and unified idea. The social-authoritarian strand stresses social order and the value of people taking financial and moral responsibility for themselves and their families. The neo-liberal strand espouses freedom of choice, with people making choices for themselves and their families rather than being provided for and regulated by the state. In the UK and the USA, in government contexts the New Right has been associated notably with Conservative and ...

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