Perspectives and Social policy

What is Donzelots view on policy?
A conflict view: policy is a form of state power and control over families
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How does Donzelot suggest that professionals change and control families?
Believe that professionals, such as doctors, health visitors and social workers, carry out surveillance on families and use their knowledge to control and change families
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What does Donzelot suggest about the equality of the surveillance ?
It is not carried out equally, working-class are more likely to be targeted as the cause of crime and anti-social behaviour.
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what does the New Right suggest about social policy?
It is a threat to the family and society, as they undermine the nuclear family. E.g welfare benefits create a ’culture of dependency’.
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What does it mean when the New Right say that ”benefits offer a ’perverse incentive’ ”?
Rewards irresponsible behaviour by giving council houses to teenage mums, meaning men can desert their family because the state are able to take care of children.
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What further problems does the ’perverse incentive ’ cause?
Threatens the two essential functions that the family needs to be successful. Socialization of the young & Maintenence of the work ethnic amongst men
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What does the New Right suggest needs to be happen in order to remove the preserve incentive?
Restrict welfare benefits, Deny council housing to unmarried mothers, Create policies which benefit nuclear family, Stop the state interfering in family life and it will learn to meet it's own needs
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How can you criticise the New Right’s solution for perverse incentive?
Cutting benefits would drive people further into poverty. Also, many policies do not support the conventional nuclear family
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What influence does the New Right have on social policy?
The New Right are right wing so we expect them to influence the Conservative but
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What does feminist Land say about social policy?
Social policy makes assumptions about what the ’normal’ family is
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What do feminists suggest that policies reinforce?
The effect of policies reinforces that particular type of self-fulfselfie prophecy
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How does the tax and benefits policy support patriarchy?
Women cannot claim social security benefits because it is assumed the man will provide
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How do childcare policies support patriarchy?
Child benefits are paid to the mother -getting maternity leave, assuming the woman is to take the expressive role.
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How do care policies for the sick and elderly support patriarchy?
Middle-aged women are expected to do the caring because policies assume the family will take responsibility
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