Policy and discuss how their approach to the delivery of welfare services differ. Use examples to illustrate your answer.
2 The changing provision of community care is the consequence of historical, social, political and ideological change. Critically discuss.
3 To what extent and why did New Labour’s proposals for the NHS differ from those of the previous New Right Conservative Government?
4 According to the previous New Labour government, a ‘third way’ approach to the delivery of welfare is the most appropriate way forward for
Britain. What is the ‘third way’ and how does it compare with the ideology of the previous New Right Conservative Government?
5 How does the coalition governments approach to the delivery of welfare compare with the previous new labour governments? Discuss
6 Discuss the feminist critique of post war social policies.
7 What has been the impact of devolution on the delivery of social policy in ‘Britain’? Discuss.
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Lowe (1993, P.7) states that the Germans first used the term 'welfare state' associated with the formulation of social policies against Weimar Republic. He argues that the founders initially coined the term as being an organ of the community. It had the responsibility of ensuring that its citizens were well protected and that they respected the international law (Lowe, 1993, P. 10). However, critics argue that the definition of the term has defied its manifestation in society. Feminists have been the latest critiques who view welfare states as gender insensitive arguing that the regime does not acknowledge the inequality between men and women in society. According to Hawkesworth (2006, P.26), feminism is a collection of movements and ideologies sharing the common goal of defining, establishing and ensuring there is equity in the political, social and cultural rights of women. This includes advocating for the rights of women in education and employment too. Feminist campaigns are considered to be the main force behind historical and societal revolutions that achieved success in women’s suffrage and legal and social equality for women. Feminism takes various ethnically distinct forms ranging from liberal feminism, radical feminism, post-modern feminism and social feminism....