2010 Programme: Battle for Social Policy

With a new coalition government in power, in terms of social policy the continuities are as interesting as the changes. Like New Labour, the coalition is very keen on evidence-based policy, but is the authority of social scientists really preferable to ideology, or does it merely obscure political assumptions? The coalition has also inherited the previous government’s belief in the importance of early intervention in families to prevent social problems before they happen, but are the early years really so decisive, and are such interventions legitimate? What is David Cameron’s ‘Big Society’ and what does it mean for social policy?

PRODUCED BY: Dave Clements, Martin Earnshaw and Jane Sandeman
INTRODUCED BY: Dave Clements, Social Policy Forum

Saturday 30 October 2010
10.30am to 12.00pm Courtyard Gallery
Saturday 30 October 2010
12.15pm to 1.15pm Courtyard Gallery
Saturday 30 October 2010
Saturday 30 October 2010
3.30pm to 5.00pm Courtyard Gallery
Saturday 30 October 2010
5.15pm to 6.30pm Courtyard Gallery

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