Fighting poverty, inequality and injustice
A manifesto inspired by Peter Townsend
- Alan Walker, Adrian Sinfield, Carol Walker
- Paperback, 320 pages, 216 x 138 mm
- 15 Jun 2011
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"This book deals in a scholarly but easily read way with many of the questions we are now debating...."
David Donnison in Scottish Review
"Part biography, part manifesto, part a work of research and scholarship, this book is in a fascinating genre of its own. Based on the ideas of the late Peter Townsend, it makes an elegant and powerful contribution to debates of major contemporary importance."
Colin Crouch, Warwick Business School
"Peter Townsend was the greatest British social scientist of the 20th Century. This book by leading experts, clearly explains Townsend's contribution to knowledge and how his ideas will influence research and policy in the future."
David Gordon, Townsend Centre for International Poverty Research, University of Bristol
About This Book
This important book makes a vital academic and political statement in the cause of social justice. It begins with an appreciation of the seminal contributions of Peter Townsend (1928-2009), and applies them to contemporary policy debates. It brings together many of the leading contributors to current debates in this field and provides a compelling manifesto for change for students and researchers in the social sciences, policy makers and practitioners, and everybody with an interest in creating a more equal and socially just society.
Author BiographyAlan Walker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at the University of Sheffield, works across a broad field in social analysis, social policy and social gerontology. Adrian Sinfield, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh, has worked on social security, poverty, unemployment and the social division of welfare. Carol Walker, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Lincoln, works in the areas of poverty, social security, and the quality of life of people with learning difficulties and their family carers as they age.
An overview of Peter Townsend's contribution, impact and future relevance ~ Adrian Sinfield, Alan Walker and Carol Walker
Biography of a pioneer research career ~ Paul Thompson
Sociology and social policy ~ Adrian Sinfield and Alan Walker
Peter Townsend's challenge to economics ~ Sir Tony Atkinson
Part one: Poverty and inequality: national and international: Campaigning against poverty ~ Ruth Lister and Kate Green
International dimension and measurement ~ Dave Gordon
Child Poverty ~ Jonathan Bradshaw
Means testing and universalism ~ Carol Walker
Part two: Health inequalities: Forward from the Black Report ~ Margaret Whitehead (tbc)
The structural barriers to change ~ Alyson Pollock
Part three: Ageing: Ageing and social policy ~ Alan Walker and Chris Phillipson
Social care ~ Martin Knapp
Part four: Human rights: Human rights and social policy ~ Conor Gearty
The international dimensions of human rights ~ Michael Cichon
Part five: Gender and family relationships: The sexual division of labour ~ Hilary Rose
Ageing and the family ~ Hilary Land
Part six: Disability: Disability rights and social policy ~ Lorna Reith (tbc)
Conclusion: building on the legacy ~ Mike Miller, David Donnison or Bob Holman (tbc).
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