Remaking the relations of work and welfare
Remaking the relations of work and welfare

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Remaking the relations of work and welfare

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There is a wide range of material available on welfare to work. Peck (2001) is undoubtedly the definitive study in terms of policy development in the UK and the USA.

Major sources of data on all UK New Deal programmes are on the Department for Work and Pensions, DWP [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] website. (Accessed 25 March 2008)

Another source is the more analytical Working Brief series which is updated very regularly by the Centre for Economic and Social Inclusion on its website:

CESI (Accessed 25 March 2008)

Large numbers of evaluation studies have also been published and these too are listed on the DWP website.(Accessed 25 March 2008)

Critical academic research studies are much scarcer. For an overview of NDYP and studies of it see Fergusson (2002; forthcoming). Primary studies include Kalra et al. (2001) and Ritchie (2000). There is a richer critical research literature on workfare in the USA and Canada, including important contributions by Kingfisher (1996), Shragge (1997) and Fox Piven et al. (2002), which are much more concerned with qualitative (and personal) effects of programmes.

On governmentality theory, the key source is the influential but much contested work of Nikolas Rose (1990; 1999), who takes forward Foucault's very brief writings on this approach.


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