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Author Davies, Bernard,
Title Austerity, youth policy and the deconstruction of the youth service in England / Bernard Davies.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Author Davies, Bernard,
Series Online access with purchase: Springer.
Subject Youth -- Services for -- England.
Youth -- Government policy -- England.
Youth workers -- England -- Social conditions.
Description 1 online resource
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Contents Intro; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Tables; 1 Mapping and Contextualising the Territory: 2007-2018; The Neo-liberal Context: Via 'Market Freedoms' to 'Self-Regulation'; The Political Context: What 'Youth Voice'?; The Economic Context: A New 'Youth Precariat'; The 'Virtual' Context: Young People in a Digital World; Boundaries and Definitions; 'Young People'; Open Access Youth Work; The Local Authority Youth Service: History and Definition; Further Reading; Part I The New Labour Legacies; 2 Towards a New Model of Youth Services
From Blair to Brown-So What Changed?Changing 'Agendas': From 'Respect' to 'Targeted Support'; Implementing Policy: From Connexions ... ; ... via Every Child Matters ... ; ... to Aiming High for Young People; Via 'Commissioning' to 'Contestability' and 'Outsourcing'; What Statutory Guidance?; From 'Community Cohesion'to 'Preventing Terrorism'; Further Reading; 3 Practice Under Pressure: From Youth Work to 'Positive Activities'; Youth Work: 'Pockets of Good Practice'; Youth Work: 'Down-at-Heart' and 'Can't Do'; Youth Work: 'Not Informal Education' but 'Positive Activities'
Youth Work: Where Is the Process?A 'Youth' Building for Every Constituency; Open for the Weekend: 'Hoovering Young People off the Streets'; The End of New Labour, the Beginning of the End of the Youth Service?; Further Reading; Part II Austerity Bites; 4 The National Picture: From 'State Monopolies' to 'New Providers'; 'Breaking the State Monopolies'; In Search of 'New Providers': Commissioning, Outsourcing and Contracting Out; Downward Pressure: Local Services Unravelled; A 'Smoothie Approach' to the Youth Service: The National Picture; 'Philanthropy to the Rescue'?
'Explain the Difference You Make'Further Reading; 5 The Local Youth Service Experience; In Spite of 'Austerity'; And Then the Cuts; Beyond the Statutory Youth Service: Mutuals and Other Social Enterprises; In Search of New Money; The Lottery ... ; ... Philanthropy ... ; ... and by 'Socially Responsible' Business; Survival Without Sustainability; Further Reading; Part III Wider Youth Policy Agendas; 6 Remaking 'The Broken Society'; 'From Big Government to Big Society'; Changing the Political Philosophy; Doubts and Critiques; From Re-Launch to ...?; Big Society, Youth Policies and the Youth Service
'Serious About Localism'Early Intervention ... ; ... into Troubled Families; Further Reading; 7 Remoralising the Young; 'Instilling Character'; Nurturing 'Wellbeing'; The 'Prevent' Strategy-Updated; Separate Policies; Shared Ideological Drivers; Further Reading; 8 Parliamentary Scrutiny; Remit and Process; Open Access or Targeted?; 'Measuring Value and Impact'; Finding and Funding 'Providers': From Commissioning to Payment by Results; Debating the Report; The Primary Purpose of Government Funding for Youth Services and the Priority to Be Given to Open Access Provision
Note Includes index.
The Government's Role in Directing or Influencing Local Authorities' Youth Provision and Ensuring That They Meet Their Statutory Duties
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 06, 2019).
Summary This timely book presents a vital analysis of the politics, policy and practice of youth work services in England and the impacts of the austerity agenda introduced after the 2007-08 financial crisis. Davies frames his research within the ideological, political and economic context of the last decade, contemplating the prescriptions of neoliberalism, and various other socio-political developments. He illustrates how wider government policies, programmes and initiatives have marred the purposes and methods of the Youth Service and youth work facilities, forging connections with what this means for young people and youth work. Unique in its depth and detail, this book is one of the first comprehensive, evidenced and up-to-date accounts of UK Youth Policy. It is an essential and invaluable resource for youth educators, researchers, service managers, practitioners and activists, as well as scholars and students of youth studies, social policy, public policy, and history.-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9783030038861 (electronic book)
3030038866 (electronic book)
OCLC # 1080997271
Additional Format Print version: Davies, Bernard. Austerity, Youth Policy and the Deconstruction of the Youth Service in England. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2018 9783030038854 (OCoLC)1056742749.

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