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Social Policy and Time

Fitzpatrick, Tony

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Tony Fitzpatrick Tony.Fitzpatrick@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

Time is crucial to the implementation, operation and effectiveness of social policies, yet the subject has often treated the meaning of time as theoretically unproblematic. It focuses more upon what policies do and less upon the contexts within which the practices and assumptions of social actors are embedded. The article offers a more sophisticated theoretical account of time upon which is based an exploration of the main temporal features of welfare capitalism. It then goes on to examine three recent and prominent research projects in order to show how and why they fail to incorporate a convincing social theory of time.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2004
Journal Time and Society
Print ISSN 0961-463X
Electronic ISSN 0961-463X
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 13
Issue 2/3
APA6 Citation Fitzpatrick, T. (2004). Social Policy and Time. Time and Society, 13(2/3),
Keywords Social Policy, capitalism, class, inequality, radical politics
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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