How do 'welfare to work' programmes such as the New Deal take into account and shape people's personal lives? This free course, Remaking the relations of work and welfare, looks at how participation in, and drop-out from, 'workfare' programmes are interpreted within different theoretical perspectives, and uses two case studies to connect the theory with the reality of people's lives.
If you feel that you are being watched, it may well be that you are. Surveillance is an ever growing feature of 21st century life in countries across the world, raising issues of social justice, security and community. The tracks on this album explore how forms and practices of surveillance reveal the entanglements between welfare, crime and society and the tensions and overlaps between policies aimed at delivering social welfare and those intended to control crime. The material is drawn from the course DD208 Welfare, crime and society