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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: 2)
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: 226)
AFFRIKA Journal of Politics, Economics and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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: 11)
Africa Renewal     Free   (Followers: 13)
Africa Review : Journal of the African Studies Association of India     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 72)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
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: 2)
Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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: 4)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
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: 402)
American Political Science Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 341)
American Political Thought     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Politics Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
American Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Anacronismo e Irrupción     Open Access  
Anais de Constitucionalismo, Transnacionalidade e Sustentabilidade     Open Access  
Anais Eletrônicos do Congresso Epistemologias do Sul     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Analecta política     Open Access  
Análise Social     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Analysis of Current Trends in Antisemitism     Open Access  
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: 48)
Annual Review of Political Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 225)
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  
Armed Conflict Survey     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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: 5)
Asian Journal of German and European Studies     Open Access  
Asian Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
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: 14)
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
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: 26)
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: 7)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Beleid en Maatschappij     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
BMC International Health and Human Rights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Bohemistyka     Open Access  
Boletim Meridiano 47 : Journal of Global Studies     Open Access  
Brazilian Political Science Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Brésil(s)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
British Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 229)
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: 69)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Bustan     Hybrid Journal  
Cadernos de Estudos Sociais e Políticos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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 European and Russian Studies     Open Access  
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   (Followers: 1)
Central and Eastern European Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Central Asian Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Central Banking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Central European Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
China : An International Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
China International Strategy Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
China perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
China Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54)
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: 19)
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)
Colección     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Communication, Politics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Comparative Cultural Studies : European and Latin American Perspectives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 249)
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: 39)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 415)
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)
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary Levant     Hybrid Journal  
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 48)
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: 27)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
CosmoGov : Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan     Open Access  
Counterculture Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 25)
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 Security     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Cuadernos de Coyuntura     Open Access  
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuestiones Políticas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 2)
Cywilizacja i Polityka     Open Access  
Debater a Europa     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)

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Critical Social Policy
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Number of Followers: 45  
 
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  • Book Review: Catherine Manathunga and Dorothy Bottrell (eds) Resisting
           Neoliberalism in Higher Education Volume II: Prising Open the Cracks
    • Authors: Neil Ballantyne
      Pages: 164 - 166
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 40, Issue 1, Page 164-166, February 2020.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-02-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319885906a
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Book Review: Rob Creasy and Fiona Corby Taming Childhood: A Critical
           Perspective on Policy, Practice and Parenting
    • Authors: Emily Keddell
      Pages: 166 - 169
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 40, Issue 1, Page 166-169, February 2020.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-02-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319885906b
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Book Review: Jane Fenton Social Work for Lazy Radicals: Relationship
           Building, Critical Thinking and Courage in Practice
    • Authors: Ashley Harmon
      Pages: 169 - 171
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 40, Issue 1, Page 169-171, February 2020.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-02-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319885906c
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Book Review: John Patrick Leary Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism
    • Authors: Paul Michael Garrett
      Pages: 171 - 172
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 40, Issue 1, Page 171-172, February 2020.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-02-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319885906d
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Book Review: Sherrow O. Pinder Black Women, Work, and Welfare in the Age
           of Globalization
    • Authors: Alexis Jemal
      Pages: 172 - 174
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Volume 40, Issue 1, Page 172-174, February 2020.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-02-01T08:00:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319885906e
      Issue No: Vol. 40, No. 1 (2020)
       
  • Fighting or fuelling forced labour' The Modern Slavery Act 2015,
           irregular migrants and the vulnerabilising role of the UK’s hostile
           environment
    • Authors: Stuart N. Hodkinson, Hannah Lewis, Louise Waite, Peter Dwyer
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Abolishing ‘modern slavery’ has now achieved international policy consensus. The most recent UK initiative – the 2015 Modern Slavery Act (MSA) – includes amongst other aspects tougher prison sentencing for perpetrators and the creation of an independent anti-slavery commissioner to oversee its implementation. However, drawing on research into forced labour among people seeking asylum in England, this article argues that when considered alongside the UK government’s deliberate creation of a ‘hostile environment’ towards migrants, not least in the Immigration Acts of 2014 and 2016, state action to outlaw modern slavery is flawed, counter-productive and disingenuous. We show how the MSA focuses only on the immediate act of coercion between ‘victim’ and ‘criminal’, ignoring how the hostile state vulnerabilises migrants in ways that compel their entry into and continued entrapment within severe labour exploitation.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-03-14T10:08:50Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018320904311
       
  • Turning crisis into opportunity' The Syrian refugee crisis and
           evolution of welfare policy for refugees in Turkey from a public choice
           theory perspective
    • Authors: Aslihan Mccarthy
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      The Turkish Government is under pressure to accommodate the Syrian population in its territories. Several strategies including devolution, co-production of public services and finally institutionalisation of social welfare for non-citizens have been employed by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to respond to the needs of nearly four million Syrian refugees. This article explores political discourses in the presentation of these strategies from a public choice theory perspective. Accordingly, the main question is how social policy for refugees is justified to the public by the AKP. It is found out through a discourse analysis that instrumental interest to sustain political power is the driving force of policy making for refugees rather than humanitarian concerns in Turkey. The AKP continues populism in welfare policy formation for Syrian people and this is evident in its rhetoric evolving from religious fraternity to economic opportunism. In that context, this article brings the contradictory dynamics of social policies for Syrian refugees into light and uncovers the twists and turns of relevant political discourse.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-03-14T10:07:30Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018320906776
       
  • Power, bureaucracy and cultural racism
    • Authors: Zanib Rasool, Zlakha Ahmed
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      This article critically engages with the voices of South Asian, Muslim women living in Rotherham to provide an emic gaze (Pike, 1967) of the intersectional lived experience of the ‘cultural others’. Everyday voices of South Asian, Muslim women activists living in the UK are marginalised based on prejudicial cultural assumptions. We demonstrate our challenge of negative discourses of the ‘passive and culturally oppressed female’. Our activism confronts racism predicated on cultural stereotypes embedded in state structures in contemporary Britain. This article explores the actions and tensions of confronting racism by South Asian, Muslim women living in Rotherham.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T10:09:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319895487
       
  • Birmingham Black Sisters: Struggles to end injustice
    • Authors: Surinder Guru, Shirin Housee, Kalpana Joshi
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      This article provides a critical reflection on Birmingham Black Sisters’ (BBS) experiences of fighting racism and sexism during the 1980s, having lain dormant for three decades and now attempting to regalvanise, the article explores some of the key tensions they faced and reflects on the possibilities for future activism. The article is based on both individual contributions from BBS members, who loosely maintain contact today, as well as BBS archives (minutes and reflection) and material from a publication of one of the male dominated organisations with which BBS was involved. The views expressed here, however, are the sole responsibility of the authors. We first outline the political context in which BBS was formed in the 1980s, why we came together and what we achieved. We then highlight some of the contradictions this presented, and how these unfolded then, and their impact on us today.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T10:08:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319897038
       
  • Redrawing the border through the ‘Right to Rent’: Exclusion,
           discrimination and hostility in the English housing market
    • Authors: Kim Mckee, Sharon Leahy, Trudi Tokarczyk, Joe Crawford
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      The UK Immigration Act 2016 is central to the Conservative Government’s drive to create a more hostile environment for potential migrants and current ‘illegal’ migrants residing in the UK. The Right to Rent provisions of the Act, which require private landlords in England to conduct mandatory immigration document checks on prospective tenants, or face sizeable fines and criminal prosecution, have been highlighted as a key facet of the legislation.Drawing on qualitative interviews with key experts and analysis of Home Office guidance documents, we argue the Right to Rent has turned the private rental market into a border-check, with landlords responsibilised to perform ‘everyday bordering’ on behalf of the State. This creates a potentially discriminatory environment for all migrants, as well as for British citizens who lack documentation and/or may be subject to racial profiling. It may also be forcing vulnerable, undocumented migrants into even more precarious housing situations.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T10:07:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319897043
       
  • Australia’s remote workfare policy: Rhetoric versus reality of
           ‘community’ empowerment
    • Authors: Zoe Staines
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      In 1977, Jones (in Bryson and Mowbray, 1981: 255) described the term ‘community’ as ‘the aerosol word of the 1970s because of the hopeful way it is sprayed over deteriorating institutions.’ They argued that the term is used to give the impression of community ownership over policymaking processes and outputs when the reality can be far different. This article discusses one of Australia’s current workfare programs, the Community Development Programme (CDP), which operates in remote parts of the country as new welfare conditionality architecture for moving (mainly Indigenous) remote unemployed people off welfare and into work. It argues that, despite political rhetoric to the contrary, ‘community’ is marginalised in the program’s design and implementation. Instead, CDP can be best conceptualised as a manifestation of neoliberal paternalism, whereby the governance practices of the state work through community organisations to enforce market principles and ‘train’ unemployed and poor people into pursuing ‘freedom’ within the bounds of market rationality. Through these modes of governing, Indigenous communities are instead strategically disempowered.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T10:04:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319897056
       
  • From vulnerability to risk: Consolidating state interventions towards
           Māori children and young people in New Zealand
    • Authors: Elizabeth Stanley, Sarah Monod de Froideville
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Vulnerability has been a guiding narrative to state interventions towards children and their families in New Zealand. This article shows how this progressive notion has been systematically managed to fit pre-established political and policy priorities. These processes have emphasised: (i) categorisations of risk to those who demonstrate vulnerabilities; (ii) pre-emptive, multi-agency involvement in the lives of those deemed potentially ‘vulnerable’; and (iii) a responsibilising expectation that children and families will avoid vulnerable situations and comply with interventions. This individualising logic of vulnerability has solidified policy interventions towards Māori, and re-emphasised colonial practices of viewing Māori children and young people as deficit-laden risks to be managed. With a late 2017 change in government, the political dalliance with vulnerability appears to be in decline. A new progressive policy discourse – of child ‘well-being’ and ‘best interests’ – is being engaged. Yet, the emphasis on risk, and its corresponding elements of pre-emption and responsibility, persist. These discursive and institutional arrangements will ensure that Māori remain perilously entrenched in welfare and justice systems.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T10:03:07Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319895203
       
  • Representing the citizenship of mental health users in French mental
           health policy: A critical analysis of the official French texts on mental
           health policies since 2005
    • Authors: Dimitrios Lampropoulos, Thémis Apostolidis
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Research has shown that mental healthcare policies aimed at achieving autonomy and integration for people with mental disorders have been developing all over the world. Critics working from a governmentality perspective have argued that these changes are associated with broader neoliberal strategies and aims. In France however, there is no systematic work on this development. In this study, we have applied Bacchi’s ‘What’s the Problem Represented to Be’ approach to the main texts published by the French Ministry of Health since 2005, in order to study how the citizenship of mental health users is problematized. According to our analysis, the objectives of the autonomization, responsibilization and self-management of users have become increasingly central, following the recognition of users’ rights, social inclusion and the fight against the stigma of mental disorders. These developments have many points of contact with neoliberal governmentality. We conclude with recommendations for empirical research on discourses and practices in the field, where mental health policies are translated into mental health projects and practice.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T09:59:47Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319897374
       
  • Fiddling around the edges: Mainstream policy responses to the housing
           crisis since 2016
    • Authors: Glyn Robbins
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Despite widespread recognition that housing is a serious social concern, policy responses have tended to be inadequate. After a brief review of the magnitude of the problem, this paper focuses on recent experience in the UK where, during a period of political volatility, housing has been the subject of significant government interventions, which in turn have provoked noteworthy reactions. However, the paper argues that all current mainstream housing policy proposals are limited by their adherence to the failed market model. Instead, a more radical agenda is proposed which draws on the UK’s successful record of public housing.The paper summarises some of the key Conservative government housing policies since 2016 - including the influence of the Grenfell fire - and discusses the Labour Party’s response. It particularly critiques the policies of London Mayor Sadiq Khan which relegate traditional council housing in favour of more income-targeted provision. A high-profile report by the housing charity Shelter is also considered because of its apparent reluctance to include explicit reference to council housing within its recommendations, at a time when, it is argued, there is renewed interest in non-market housing alternatives.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T09:57:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319897375
       
  • Resilient resistance' The third sector in the London Borough of Newham
           at a time of ‘post-racial’ politics
    • Authors: Lindsey Garratt, Bridget Byrne, Bethan Harries, Andrew Smith
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      This article engages with the shift towards an emphasis on ‘resilience’ in local government discourses. Using the London Borough of Newham as a case study, it will argue that contradictory definitions of the term have, until recently, been used to justify the erosion of the third sector in the borough, specifically groups who support religious and linguistic minorities. Interviews and documentary analysis are used to consider how the concept of resilience had a racializing effect in this borough, and we argue that as a facet of policy resilience risks treating plurality as a threat rather than a strength. This is highlighted through an examination of how the third sector was characterised as retarding individuals’ resilience and promoting ‘ethno-centrism’ in official resilience discourse. We offer three distinctive insights on the problem of resilience as a feature of policy, firstly, that resilience has a symbolic power that makes it difficult to securitize; secondly, resilience discourses risk instituting racism within policy; and thirdly, that resilience is built against collective forms of resistance and is therefore incapable of harnessing the resources and capacities of local populations. To conclude, we discuss the evolving political situation in the borough and the demise of the administration promoting resilience, through collective forms of resistance.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T09:53:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319898176
       
  • Katie Beswick: Social Housing in Performance: The English Council Estate
           on and off Stage
    • Authors: Vicky Lebeau
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-22T09:49:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319899390
       
  • Articulations and controversies in sex-work trans-activism
    • Authors: Beatriz Espejo, Patricia Aljama Cuenca, Joan Pujol Tarrés
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      Beatriz Espejo has worked in Barcelona as a trans-sex-worker since the 1980s, and in 1993 she founded the CTC, one of the leading activist organisations in the Spanish trans movement during the ’00s. The CTC had a direct impact on the definition of the Spanish law on gender identity. Although it may seem like a success story, this activist articulation has been conflicted and complicated: alliances between multiple and divergent political positions have proven difficult. This article explores the interconnections between personal experiences, implications of social policies, academic reflections and historical documents in order to unfold memories about im/possible articulations and dis/tensions between and among asymmetric positions; stories about how the sustainability of collective action may need institutional support and require unclear tactical transformations of political demands.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-16T09:38:43Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319897042
       
  • Real, visible, here: Bisexual+ visibility in Western Australia
    • Authors: Misty Farquhar, Duc Dau
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      The authors of the article run Bisexual+ Community Perth, a grassroots collective that works to increase bisexual+ visibility and community connection in Western Australia. This article begins by providing an evidence-base for bisexual+ activism, much of it based on the poorer mental health outcomes of bisexual+ people and the pervasive invisibility of bisexual+ people in both LGBTIQ+ communities and activism. Drawing on the work of Bisexual+ Community Perth, the article then offers a practical example of community-building as activism. It explores how collective mobilisation, bridge building, and alliances can be leveraged to make a difference in a local context, and discusses some of the challenges faced in sustaining this work. Throughout the article, the lived experiences of Bisexual+ Community Perth members are included to bring a richness to our account of the work, and to increase empathy towards bisexual+ people in general.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-11T10:22:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319895674
       
  • Memories of the struggles for the rights of immigrant women in Barcelona
    • Authors: Catalina Álvarez Martínez-Conde, Clara Elena Romero Boteman, Karina Fulladosa Leal, Marisela Montenegro
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      This article is the result of an intentional articulation between the authors’ activist and academic positions as feminists and anti-racists in Barcelona. Using a narrative construction, we discuss memories of the struggles for the rights of immigrant women in the city. Firstly, the memories interact with other trajectories of struggle that go beyond ‘immigrant’ identity. Secondly, the memories give an account of activisms crossed by difference, in which difference operates as a linking category, from where dialogue and interpellation relationships are established. Thirdly, the memories help to construct the body and day-to-day life within spaces of resistance, serving as an instrument alongside gender in the struggles for rights. We close the article reflecting on memory and gender as intersectional processes that offer further perspectives on resistance and immigration.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-11T10:19:36Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319895499
       
  • Black feminist methods of activism are the tool for global social justice
           and peace
    • Authors: Chris Sheehy, Suryia Nayak
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      We use the method of conversation as a tool of living activist struggles to end social injustice. We draw on Black feminism to create an intersectionality of diverse activist voices across time and space. We insist on an intersectional acuity to analyse Global alienation, subjugation and exploitation. We use examples from activist contexts such as the Trade Union and Rape Crisis movements. Our conversation speaks of the tensions and risks of solidarity and organizing across difference. We use Gramsci’s idea of the ‘interregnum’ to look at the in-between space of protest and transformation. We argue that the ‘interregnum’ is an opportunity to build solidarity for Global justice. In the context of intersectional racism, we ask, can the racial grief of Black women speak' We like Lorde’s idea that ‘Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare’ (Lorde, 1988: 332). We argue that the relationship of Black feminism to oppression, constitutes its revolutionary potential, and this distinguishes Black feminist activist methodologies from other methodologies as the tool for Global social justice and peace.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2020-01-11T10:17:16Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319896231
       
  • ‘We know it works. . .’: The Troubled Families Programme and the
           pre-determined boundary judgements of decontextualised policy evaluation
    • Authors: Daniel Silver, Stephen Crossley
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.
      This article draws on the Troubled Families Programme (TFP) to highlight the ways in which particular contexts – such as socioeconomic and symbolic structures – are neglected in forms of evaluation with an establishment orientation. The article problematises two key aspects of decontextualised evaluation: firstly, the privileging of pre-determined relations of cause and effect; and secondly, the unproblematized framing of policy problems. More contextualised forms of evaluation are presented as a way to open up boundaries of investigation. Lastly, it is argued that an anti-naturalist foundation for evaluation can broaden the scope of learning beyond the original framing of a policy.
      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-12-18T11:39:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319892443
       
  • 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
       
  • 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
       
  • ‘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
       
  • Critical Social Policy on its 40th Anniversary
    • First page: 3
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-11-22T01:57:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319889837
       
  • Gritty citizens' Exploring the logic and limits of resilience in UK
           social policy during times of socio-material insecurity
    • Authors: Matthew Donoghue, Daniel Edmiston
      First page: 7
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-02-11T05:18:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319825547
       
  • Utilising ‘modern slave’ narratives in social policy research
    • Authors: Coretta Phillips
      First page: 30
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-11T10:10:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319837217
       
  • The globalisation of trafficking and its impact on the South African
           counter-trafficking legislation
    • Authors: Ingrid Palmary, Thea de Gruchy
      First page: 50
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-02T07:12:56Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319829640
       
  • Rational skivers or desperate strivers' The problematisation of fraud
           in the Irish social protection system
    • Authors: Stephen Gaffney, Michelle Millar
      First page: 69
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-06T05:43:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319834819
       
  • The distortions of the Irish ‘recovery’
    • Authors: Colin Coulter, Francisco Arqueros-Fernández
      First page: 89
      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
      First page: 108
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-03-14T06:48:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319837206
       
  • Dueling discourses, power, and the construction of the recovering addict:
           When social assistance confronts addiction in Toronto, Canada
    • Authors: Amber Gazso
      First page: 130
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-04-01T07:31:13Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319839158
       
  • The poverty of plastics bans: Environmentalism’s win is a loss for
           disabled people
    • Authors: Andrew B. Jenks, Kelsey M. Obringer
      First page: 151
      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
       
  • Book Review: Resisting Neoliberalism in Higher Education Volume I: Seeing
           Through the Cracks
    • Authors: Jessica H. Jönsson
      First page: 162
      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
    • First page: 175
      Abstract: Critical Social Policy, Ahead of Print.

      Citation: Critical Social Policy
      PubDate: 2019-10-24T12:46:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/0261018319885902
       
 
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