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Serving the public or delivering public services? Religion and social welfare in the new British social policy landscape


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Jawad, R., 2012. Serving the public or delivering public services? Religion and social welfare in the new British social policy landscape. Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, 20 (1), pp. 55-68.

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Abstract

Religion appears as a dormant actor in British social policy, yet since the early 1990s its role in public service provision has become more prominent. What can a religious perspective bring to our understanding of human wellbeing - especially as the idea of the Big Society opens up new normative landscapes? In response, this article outlines some policy and practice issues, namely that religious welfare provision: is key to a more historically accurate account of British social policy; challenges utilitarian notions of wellbeing; is a potentially good example of the Big Society; and is able to reconcile its secular public service provision role with its religious identity and mission to serve the public.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsJawad, R.
DOI10.1332/175982712X626770
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Social & Policy Sciences
Research CentresCentre for Analysis of Social Policy (CASP)
Centre for Development Studies
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code28598

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