The theories of social policy

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  • The theories of social policy
    • The functionalist view
    • The feminist view
      • social policy supports patriarchal nuclear family
      • eg/ maternity leave, courts
      • equal rights criticse for challeneging patriarchal families
    • new right view
      • nuclear family is the best type and polices should favour it
      • against policies that favour diversity such as ** marriage, adoption laws
      • criticised for being sexist
    • new labour view
      • similar to new right
      • favour marriage and the nuclear family
    • donzelot
      • social policy is a form of state power
      • families in poverty seen as a problem
      • parents can be i**ued with parenting order
        • gives support to parents with troubled children


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