The 'official' social justice: an examination of the Coalition government's concept of social justice

Crossley, Stephen (2017) The 'official' social justice: an examination of the Coalition government's concept of social justice. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 25 (1). pp. 21-33. ISSN 1759-8273

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Abstract

This article examines the official concept of social justice, as advanced by the Coalition government in the UK between 2010 and 2015. The article begins with a discussion of some traditional comprehensions of social justice and summarises its recent use by political parties prior to 2010. A short section on methodology precedes a sketching out of five interconnected themes of: dehistoricised; localisation and individualisation; residualisation; work; and innovation and commodification. The article concludes with a brief summary of the official understanding of social justice and a look forward to its future use by the government.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Coalition government; poverty; social justice; welfare reform
Subjects: L200 Politics
L400 Social Policy
V500 Philosophy
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Stephen Crossley
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 08:07
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 18:55
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/30264

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