Penna, Sue (2004) Policy Contexts of Social Work in Britain: the wider implications of 'New' Labour and the 'New Legal regime'. Social Work & Society, 1 (1). pp. 1-21.
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This paper examines the relationship between 'new' Labour's modernisation project and its insertion into an architecture of global governance, where new legalities are creating a new policy framework that has a number of implications for European post-war welfare states. In particular, the paper considers social and economic policy as a key 'technology of governance' aimed at reconfiguring institutional structures and citizen identity, with negative consequences for social work service users.
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