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A Contracorriente     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acciones e Investigaciones Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ACME : An International Journal for Critical Geographies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Acta Politica Estica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access  
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 209)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Insight     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Africa Institute Occasional Paper     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa Intelligence     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 7)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 69)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
African Journal of Democracy and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Journal of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
African Yearbook of Rhetoric     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africanus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Afrika Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Afrique contemporaine : La revue de l'Afrique et du développement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agenda Internacional     Open Access  
Agenda Política     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Akademik Hassasiyetler     Open Access  
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Akademik Yaklaşımlar Dergisi     Open Access  
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Enterprise Institute     Free   (Followers: 3)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 382)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 319)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Anais de Constitucionalismo, Transnacionalidade e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Analecta política     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Andalas Journal of International Studies     Open Access  
Ankara University SBF Journal     Open Access  
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Sklodowska, sectio M – Balcaniensis et Carpathiensis     Open Access  
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Annuaire suisse de politique de développement     Open Access  
Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 46)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 208)
Anuario Latinoamericano : Ciencias Políticas y Relaciones Internacionales     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arena Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Armed Conflict Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science     Hybrid Journal  
Asia-Pacific Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Asian Affairs: An American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Asian Journal of Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Asian Journal of German and European Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti - Classe di Scienze Giuridiche, Economiche e Politiche     Open Access  
AUDEM : The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Aurora. Revista de Arte, Mídia e Política     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Journal of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Australian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balcanica Posnaniensia Acta et studia     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of European Studies     Open Access  
Baltic Journal of Political Science     Open Access  
Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bohemistyka     Open Access  
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brésil(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 216)
British Journal of Politics and International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
British Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 63)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers de Sciences politiques de l'ULg     Open Access  
Cambio 16     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cambio : Rivista sulle Trasformazioni Sociali     Open Access  
Cambridge Review of International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Canadian Foreign Policy Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Canadian Journal of Political Science/Revue canadienne de science politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Çanakkale Araştırmaları Türk Yıllığı     Open Access  
Caucasus Survey     Hybrid Journal  
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
China International Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal  
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
China Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
China Review International     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
China-EU Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chinese Journal of Global Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Chinese Journal of International Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Chinese Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal  
Chinese Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 227)
Comparative Politics (Russia)     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Comparative Strategy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Complexity, Governance & Networks     Open Access  
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 409)
Conflicto Social     Open Access  
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conhecer : Debate entre o Público e o Privado     Open Access  
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
CosmoGov : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan     Open Access  
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Criterios     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Cuadernos de Coyuntura     Open Access  
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultura Latinoamericana     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cywilizacja i Polityka     Open Access  
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)

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Critical Social Policy
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.204
Citation Impact (citeScore): 2
Number of Followers: 45  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0261-0183 - ISSN (Online) 1461-703X
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  • Book Review: Law and Time
    • Authors: Barbara Adam
      Pages: 665 - 666
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 39, Issue 4, Page 665-666, November 2019.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-09-30T09:16:59Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867453a
       
  • Book Review: Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People
    • Authors: Jonathan Hume
      Pages: 666 - 668
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 39, Issue 4, Page 666-668, November 2019.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-09-30T09:17:20Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867453b
       
  • Book Review: Promises of the Political: Insurgent Cities in a
           Post-Political Environment
    • Authors: Ulf Strohmayer
      Pages: 668 - 670
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 39, Issue 4, Page 668-670, November 2019.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-09-30T09:17:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867453c
       
  • Book Review: After Austerity: Welfare State Transformation in Europe After
           the Great Recession
    • Authors: Norman Ginsburg
      Pages: 670 - 672
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 39, Issue 4, Page 670-672, November 2019.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-09-30T09:17:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867453d
       
  • Book Review: The Routledge Handbook of Critical Social Work
    • Authors: Steve Rogowski
      Pages: 672 - 674
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 39, Issue 4, Page 672-674, November 2019.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-09-30T09:17:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867453e
       
  • Book Review: Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education Volume I: Seeing
           Through the Cracks
    • Authors: Jessica H. Jönsson
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-11-06T01:29:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319885906
       
  • Call for Themed Issue Proposals
    • Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-10-24T12:46:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319885902
       
  • Recognising the caring capabilities of birth families of removed children:
           Towards a critical policy agenda
    • Authors: Karen Healy
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Vulnerable families are subject to a myriad of State interventions. In this article, we analyse how interventions of the neo-liberal State may undermine, rather than activate, the caring capabilities of vulnerable families across the life course. We define ‘vulnerable families’ as financially disadvantaged families with complex and enduring needs. Drawing on examples from Australia, England and the USA, we consider how neo-liberal policy reforms may weaken the caring capabilities of these families. We focus our analysis on vulnerable families who have been subject to one of the most intrusive forms of state intervention: the removal of a child. We explain Bourdieu’s concept of ‘misrecognition’ and outline its utility for analysing the neo-liberal state’s failure to recognise and develop the caring function of birth families. We consider the implications of this analysis for the development of a critical research and policy agenda with vulnerable families.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-10-03T12:58:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319878011
       
  • The UK government LGBT Action Plan: Discourses of progress, enduring
           stasis, and LGBTQI+ lives ‘getting better’
    • Authors: Matson Lawrence, Yvette Taylor
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      The LGBT Action Plan (2018) represents a significant UK government commitment towards LGBTQI+ equalities, operating in conjunction with cumulative legislative advances. Yet there is room for critique within this Plan, as proposed actions and as celebratory rhetoric of lives ‘getting better’. Using empirical examples, this article examines how ‘progress’ for LGBTQI+ lives is discursively constructed and positioned in the LGBT Action Plan and accompanying politicians’ speeches. We examine the key constructions of progress – across time, place, lifecourses, and normative thresholds – within which LGBTQI+ rights and realities are framed. We draw upon queer theory to illuminate discursive normativities and silences in representing ‘policy problems’ (Bacchi, 2009). While some policy areas are celebrated as signifiers of ‘coming forward’, others are relegated to the too tough in-tray, suspended in enduring stasis. Opposing ‘political time’ with ‘queer time’, this article concludes with the policy challenges posed by intersectional (in)equalities in these ‘new times’.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-10-03T12:56:48Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319877284
       
  • Lacking social skills: A social investment state’s concern for
           marginalized citizens’ ways of being
    • Authors: Annick Prieur, Sune Qvotrup Jensen, Vibeke Bak Nielsen
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      The Danish state is preoccupied with its citizens’ social skills, which are seen as important for the nations’ competitiveness. Such skills regard self-presentation, communication, emotional control etc. This article relies primarily on interviews with Danish social workers who are involved either in assessing young marginalized welfare clients’ personal readiness for schooling or employment or in preparing them for this through social skills training. Secondarily, it relies on fieldwork data from young Danes at the margins of the educational system and/or the labour market, who are frequently confronted with a devaluation of their personal ways of being. As personal resources related to ways of being, communicating, handling emotions etc. are ascribed social value, especially at the labour market they may work as a form of capital, while the lack of them may be a source of marginalization. These findings are discussed as signs of more general social normative demands, theoretically grasped in the meeting point of Bourdieu’s understanding of embodied cultural capital, of Skeggs’ analysis of how subjects are attributed value or not, and of Illouz’s investigation of the emotional demands contemporary capitalism puts on employees. Understanding the experiences of those who fail to comply with implicit social requirements for personal resources thus shed light on contemporary requirements regarding how to behave and communicate with other people as well as on the state’s investments in the most personal spheres of its citizens.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-09-26T07:27:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319878130
       
  • The poverty of plastics bans: Environmentalism’s win is a loss for
           disabled people
    • Authors: Andrew B. Jenks, Kelsey M. Obringer
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Recent proposals in US cities to ban single-use plastic straws have been adopted quickly and met with little resistance. Environmentalists consider this a small but important win for reducing the harmful impact of single-use plastics on our planet overall. Yet there remains a critical mass of people who are systematically left out of the conversation: disabled people. These people are not only overlooked, they are othered for being poor or disabled or both. We argue that while drastically curtailing plastics production, use, and improper disposal is vital, single-use plastics bans, while just for the planet, are not equally just for all humans. Drawing on disability studies and environmental justice literatures, we problematise existing debates surrounding plastics bans, and recast these bans, and their effects, as an unnecessary othering of poor people and disabled people.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-08-17T06:42:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319868362
       
  • Technological opportunities for procedural justice in welfare
           administration: A review of available apps
    • Authors: Kay Cook, Lisa Given, Georgia Keam, Lisa Young
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Welfare agencies are increasingly turning to technology to facilitate information-sharing and communication with users. However, while the administrative, governmental and material effects of technological advances have been examined, research has yet to explore how welfare users could make use of technology for their benefit. In this article, we examine the extent to which available technologies allow Australian separated mothers to assemble and provide data to government agencies in order to pursue procedural, and therefore substantive, justice in child support and welfare contexts. We find that no currently available apps provide separated mothers with technological affordances suited to this purpose. As a result, we find that existing child support and welfare data practices reinforce the social hierarchies that exist post-separation, whereby low-income single mothers are financially and socially disadvantaged, while welfare administrators and non-compliant ex-partners accrue savings and discretionary benefits as a result of existing bureaucratic data gaps and omissions.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-07-10T06:09:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319860498
       
  • Digital welfare for children in China: Human needs and sustainability
    • Authors: Annika Pissin
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      This article examines the potential of digital welfare policies and practices to enhance the wellbeing of children in China, and the congruencies and contradictions of such policies with sustainable welfare. Can child welfare be supported digitally in ways that are not environmentally destructive' The rapidly diffusing concepts of digital welfare and sustainable welfare are presented, emphasising aspects of precarity, connectivity, surveillance, polarisation and environmental degradation. The context of child welfare and digital welfare policies in China is outlined and considered from the perspective of sustainable welfare. Given the underlying contradictions between digital welfare and sustainable welfare, and the inconsistencies between practices associated with these policy fields, the prospects of applying digital welfare policies to achieve sustainable wellbeing of children, in China and elsewhere, are deemed problematic.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-07-02T10:48:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319858569
       
  • From self-government to government of the self: Fiscal subjectivity,
           Indigenous governance and the politics of transparency
    • Authors: Kyle Willmott
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      In 2013 the Canadian Parliament passed the First Nations Financial Transparency Act (FNFTA). Subject to immediate controversy, the law generated legal and political resistance from Indigenous leaders and scholars. The law requires First Nations governments to post audited consolidated financial statements and the salaries of chiefs and councillors online for public consumption. The article traces the use of transparency as a technology of government to examine how disclosure acts as an organizing mechanism of commensuration and moral scrutiny. The article then shows how transparency and disclosure was directed to rescale critique of the state away from the Canadian government, and toward First Nations governments. The article concludes by examining how bureaucrats envisioned how Indigenous peoples would use transparency and disclosure to reform their political conducts into that of a calculating taxpayer citizenship.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-06-20T12:12:39Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319857169
       
  • Universal Credit, gender and unpaid childcare: Mothers’ accounts of the
           new welfare conditionality regime
    • Authors: Kate Andersen
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      The introduction of Universal Credit, a new social assistance benefit for working age people in the UK, constitutes radical welfare reform and entails a significant intensification and expansion of welfare conditionality. Numerically, women are disproportionately affected by the conditionality regime for main carers of children within Universal Credit. Under this new benefit, couples have to nominate as ‘responsible carer’ the person in the household primarily responsible for the care of dependent children. Lone parents are automatically designated as the ‘responsible carer’. The responsible carer is subject to varying levels of conditionality (depending on the youngest child’s age) and faces benefit sanctions for non-compliance. To investigate the gendered implications of conditionality for responsible carers within Universal Credit, a small-scale qualitative study was carried out. The study’s findings show that the conditionality within Universal Credit devalues unpaid childcare and subjects mothers to conflicting responsibilities of mandatory work-related requirements and unpaid childcare.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-06-15T07:12:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319856487
       
  • Feeding young people to the social investment machine: The
           financialisation of public services
    • Authors: Tania De St Croix, Ian Mcgimpsey, John Owens
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Public services operate increasingly through financialising policy technologies in which governments and other funders ‘invest’ in programmes and interventions that can measure and monetise their social impact. This article investigates this shift towards social investment, focusing on the UK government’s flagship youth programme the National Citizen Service and UK government Treasury guidance, particularly the ‘Green Book’ (HM Treasury, 2018). We argue that policy on social value operates in conjunction with new approaches to impact measurement creating a ‘social investment machine’. The machine operates through innovations in policy alongside ‘evaluation entrepreneurship’ at a programme level to reposition young people as the subjects of investment with imagined futures as economically productive citizens, while their data becomes the currency of investment. This shift towards financialisation in policy also promotes ‘high volume’ services, which in contrast to universal welfare services obscure the structural inequalities that shape young people’s lives.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-06-15T07:12:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319854890
       
  • Looking east: (Re-)creating a social work ‘industry’ in the People’s
           Republic of China
    • Authors: Paul Michael Garrett
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-06-05T11:02:57Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319853492
       
  • Austerity in a disadvantaged West Midlands neighbourhood: Everyday
           experiences of families and family support professionals
    • Authors: Demelza Jones, Pam Lowe, Karen West
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-04-04T09:07:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319840923
       
  • Dueling discourses, power, and the construction of the recovering addict:
           When social assistance confronts addiction in Toronto, Canada
    • Authors: Amber Gazso
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-04-01T07:31:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319839158
       
  • ‘Neither invisible nor abnormal!’ Exploring the invisibility and
           pathologisation of LGBT people in the Greek National Health System
    • Authors: Dimitra Giannou, Vasilios Ioakimidis
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-28T10:24:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319840187
       
  • A conceptual critique of Prevent: Can Prevent be saved' No, but…
    • Authors: Joshua Skoczylis, Sam Andrews
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-28T10:23:29Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319840145
       
  • Empowerment and the individualisation of resistance: A Foucauldian
           perspective on Theatre of the Oppressed
    • Authors: Laura Wynne
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-25T08:45:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319839309
       
  • The distortions of the Irish ‘recovery’
    • Authors: Colin Coulter, Francisco Arqueros-Fernández
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-23T05:36:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319838912
       
  • How does the discourse surrounding the Murray Darling Basin manage the
           concept of entitlement to water'
    • Authors: Heather Downey, Tim Clune
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T06:48:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319837206
       
  • Utilising ‘modern slave’ narratives in social policy research
    • Authors: Coretta Phillips
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-11T10:10:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319837217
       
  • Rational skivers or desperate strivers' The problematisation of fraud
           in the Irish social protection system
    • Authors: Stephen Gaffney, Michelle Millar
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-06T05:43:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319834819
       
  • The globalisation of trafficking and its impact on the South African
           counter-trafficking legislation
    • Authors: Ingrid Palmary, Thea de Gruchy
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-02T07:12:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319829640
       
  • Gritty citizens' Exploring the logic and limits of resilience in UK
           social policy during times of socio-material insecurity
    • Authors: Matthew Donoghue, Daniel Edmiston
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-02-11T05:18:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319825547
       
  • Consequences of social protection on intergenerational relationships in
           South Africa: Introduction
    • Authors: Elena Moore, Jeremy Seekings
      First page: 513
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Categorically-targeted social assistance programmes have considerable potential to reduce poverty and buttress the dignity of disadvantaged groups of people, but they can also generate tensions over financial support and care within households and families. This is especially likely in contexts in the global South where landlessness and unemployment combine with historically-rooted norms and practices to underpin complex patterns of interdependency. The articles in this issue examine the case of South Africa, where an unusually broad and generous system of social assistance reduces poverty and enhances dignity, but also reshapes social dynamics of support, care and dependency within households and families, generating new tensions.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-08-19T05:26:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867582
       
  • Parental absence: Intergenerational tensions and contestations of social
           grants in South Africa
    • Authors: Mokoene Ziphora Kearabetswe, Khunou Grace
      First page: 525
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Most recently, the role of grandmothers has been highlighted as significant in the lives of their grandchildren in South Africa. Studies have previously highlighted the contribution the Old Age Grant makes in contexts of poverty, orphanhood and the migrant labour system. Similarly, studies on the Child Support Grant (CSG) have illustrated its contribution to the well-being of children and families in general. However, missing in these examinations has been an understanding of how the CSG is contested in contexts of parental absence due to internal labour migration. Through a thematic content analysis of qualitative interviews with members of migrants’ families, this article illustrates that in the context of internal labour migration, family responsibilities shift in ways that make unemployed grandmothers who do not receive the Old Age Grant vulnerable. This vulnerability is manifested through a tension in familial relationships. This tension stem from the contestation of the CSG by young labour-migrant mothers, the guardian (grandmother), and the beneficiaries of the CSG. The article concludes that these tensions result from continuing socio-economic struggles experienced by poor households.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-08-27T06:23:12Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867583
       
  • Disability, cash transfers and family practices in South Africa
    • Authors: Gabrielle Kelly
      First page: 541
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Relative to other low and middle-income countries, South Africa provides a generous set of cash transfers (social grants) targeted at people with disabilities. This article explores the influence of disability-related grants on family practices and configurations, care arrangements and household composition in the Western Province of South Africa. The article draws on the findings of two studies: 1) an ethnographic study of disability grant recipients and applicants in a low-income Cape Town community and; 2) a study of interactions between healthcare staff, disability grant applicants and their families. Findings show that disability grant income is shared within households and the contribution of a stable income provides opportunities for people with disabilities to exercise agency, be seen as valuable household members and secure care and support from other household members. However, conflicts may arise over how income is shared and may lead to the extortion, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities, particularly in cases of severe disablement. Given the lack of adequate social provisioning for those who are able-bodied and unemployed, disability also becomes highly valued in households and the potential suspension or cancellation of a grant can interfere with adherence to treatment. The study emphasises the influence of policy structures and economic conditions on household dynamics and care outcomes and contributes to the sparse international evidence-base on the role that disability welfare benefits play in household dynamics and care outcomes.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-08-22T07:21:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867593
       
  • Conflict and negotiation in intergenerational care: Older women’s
           experiences of caring with the Old Age Grant in South Africa
    • Authors: Kirsty Button, Thobani Ncapai
      First page: 560
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Social policy and welfare provision have converged with socio-economic conditions, cultural beliefs about kin support and intra-household dynamics to position older women as important financial providers in their families. This article draws on the findings of a qualitative study about intergenerational relationships of care in a large township near Cape Town. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with fourteen female Old Age Grant recipients and some of their co-resident adult children. The article focuses on the grant recipients’ experiences of giving and receiving financial support (‘financial care’) in their intergenerational relationships. It also unpacks the intra-household dynamics involved in this caregiving. Although the grant better enabled the women in the study to meet the needs of their households, beliefs about the mutual and shared responsibility for financial caregiving in families informed their expectations of financial assistance from younger kin. When their co-resident younger relatives did earn an income, negotiations around the provision of financial care ensued; generating conflict and reflecting unequal power relations between relatives. These dynamics contributed to the women’s experiences of vulnerability and their high burden of care. In this context, the article examines the state’s role in the care process and how it has contributed to the gendered and generational distribution of care work in families.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-08-17T06:38:26Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867594
       
  • Who has a duty to support' Care practices and legal responsibilities
           in South Africa
    • Authors: Elena Moore
      First page: 582
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      It is not always clear, through policies or law, where and when family responsibility ends. This article outlines the tensions that underlie policy and legal conceptions of obligation and everyday obligations that shape typically gendered patterns of care in families in South Africa. An examination of court cases reveals that the court found practices of intergenerational financial support amongst diffuse kin relations and ruled that the social insurance system (Road Accident Fund) was obliged to continue these following the death of a breadwinner in a road accident. The Road Accident Fund contested this responsibility by disputing the legal obligation of the deceased to support the kin member. The cases highlight the lack of coherence in policy and law concerning the agreed social norms about the family. On the one hand, the RAF’s approach reproduces the gendered assumption of care, i.e. the role of the state is reduced, and the onus is placed on working class black South African women to take care of themselves and their families. On the other hand, the judiciary’s focus on social practices of care rather than rights is applauded for being transformative. I argue that the state’s ambiguous approach to recognising committed care work results in a situation where people have to ‘win’ their case in court and consequently leaves the care of family members to the unpaid and paid resources of women.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-08-08T06:48:21Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867595
       
  • The conditional legitimacy of claims made by mothers and other kin in
           South Africa
    • Authors: Jeremy Seekings
      First page: 599
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Because redistribution concerns ‘who gets what and from whom’, redistributive conflicts revolve around ‘who should get what and from whom’. Individuals as well as states distinguish between deserving and undeserving claimants. People may favour people they know over strangers, kin over non-kin, or some kin over other kin. This paper uses data from survey experiments to show that young South Africans distinguish between deserving and undeserving claimants on both the state and kin. The hierarchy of desert with respect to public welfare is clear and intuitive, with people who cannot look after themselves being considered more deserving than those who can. Deservingness with respect to different categories of kin – i.e. the ‘radius’ of responsibility for kin – varies less markedly, but with some variation between racial or cultural groups. Deservingness with respect to both public and private support is affected dramatically by the attitude and reciprocity of the claimant, with the important exceptions of mothers who should be supported unconditionally. Public and private support appear to be complements not substitutes for each other, in that people who believe that the state should support people in need are also more likely to believe that kin should do so also.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-08-17T06:40:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867596
       
  • Vulnerability and child sexual exploitation: Towards an approach grounded
           in life experiences
    • Authors: Kate Brown
      First page: 622
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-02-23T06:52:53Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018318824480
       
  • Book Review: Vital Bodies: Living with Illness
    • Authors: Lisa Morriss
      First page: 663
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-08-23T08:41:15Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319867453
       
 
 
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