The New Right

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When did the ideas of the NR become influential?
1980's. Ideas were closely associated with Reagan in the USA and Thatcher in the UK
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What did NR thinkers in the 1980's believe?
That moral decay was setting in and that the gov. should return to traditional norms and values
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What do they think about welfare?
That it creates a culture of dependency on the state. and over-generous benefits to single mums allows fathers to opt out of responsibility
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What type of family do they argue is the best for society?
The nuclear family. They do not approve of gay or lesbian relationships or families and believe that a womans first responsibility should be to the family
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What term did MURRAY coin?
Underclass. Which refers to people who are long-term unemployed and cannot be bothered to work. He believes they are responsible for the problems in society such as petty crime and anti-social behaviour. He believes they onlt have themselves to blame
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What approach to crime do NR promote?
Zero-tolerance. They believe that punishment should be much tougher and make an example of people
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What do they blame the increasing crime rates on?
The incivilities and a breakdown in respect for authority. They blame fatherless families for this, and the lack of discipline inside and outside the home.
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