The purpose of this paper is to summarize and critique the article written by Colin Lindsay called ''In a Lonely Place? Social Networks, Job Seeking and the Experience of Long-Term Unemployment''. This article research is based on interviews conducted by 220 job seekers in Glasgow's two areas of highest unemployment and its aim is to discover whether ''long-term unemployed people in these areas struggle to access social networks for job search; and the extent to which long-term unemployment is...
Charles Murray was invited to England in 1990 to observe and discover if there was an underclass phenomenon in the United Kingdom similar to the one he had identified in the United States. The Sunday times published the results of his investigation on the 26th of November 1989, and later on it was republished by the conservative party committee of experts ( the Institute for Economic Affairs, IEA ) as the emerging British Underclass. In these documents Murray demonstrated that:...
The literature on exclusion particularly developed in Europe on the backdrop of contemporary issues of being deprived from government welfare services. The concerns were focused chiefly on social exclusion whereby economic agents were excluded either by active measures against them (eg. Immigrants being deprived of voting rights), or passively (policies that restricted individuals with certain characteristics to participate). The discourse on exclusion prevalent in the developing world is a...
An introduction to social policy The United Kingdom is a unitary state where the central government controls all the activities of government. Demographic changes in the society have strong implications on government policy as far as sound decision is concerned. These changes come in form of divorce rates, decline in marriage as the fundamental institution of society, rise in cohabitation and many others. In each administrative region we have a secretary of state and administrative departments...
Critically consider liberal accounts of the ‘underclass'. To what extent is a focus on cultural characteristics useful in aiding our understanding of social exclusion. Use of the term social exclusion arose in Europe in the wake of prolonged and large scale unemployment that provoked criticisms of welfare systems for failing to prevent poverty and for hindering economic development. Silver (1994) stresses that economic restructuring in North American and European countries since the mid-...
In this dissertation, the principals of whether the introduction of Sector Policing into The North Central Dublin Metropolitan 'C' District was an effective move will be examined and analysed resulting in a conclusion established from the research. The aim of this dissertation is to research how the idea of sector policing was established and why it was believed to be suitable for todays Irish policing and society within the North Central Dublin Metropolitan 'C' District. The main objective of...
What are the rules of marriage? Who makes these rules and what are they based on? Is marriage for everyone? These are just a few questions that boggle people's minds when it comes to the matter of same sex marriage. In the ethical issue of same sex marriage, the union of two people who genuinely love each other should be considered over moral reasons against same sex marriage.  Many people feel that same sex marriage should be illegal because they feel that homosexual couples are...
HOW CHANGES IN THE FAMILY STRUCTURE HAVE AFFECTED POLICY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM INTRODUCTION An introduction to social policy Social policy refers to the study of social welfare and how it relates to politics and the society. The United Kingdom is a unitary state where the central government controls all the activities of government. Demographic changes in the society have strong implications on government policy as far as sound decision-making is concerned. These changes come in form of divorce...
This essay evaluates the dramatic change in the position of women in the domestic and social setting of the mid twentieth century and at the turn of the twenty first century. To set the essay in perspective, the gender roles in prehistoric society is briefly explored. The essay then recounts, through insightful excerpts and abstracts, the position of women in the fifties, at the eve of the feminist movement. This is followed by a rather ambitious attempt to summarize their altered ...
Introduction Social capital is an essential community asset. Communities are known to have different standards of social capital; an example is Putnam's study which reviews the breakdown of traditional networks and shared activities in USA. He also found that social capital is a key determinant of both governmental efficiency and economic development Social capital is based on four basic tools: trust, reciprocity, networks and collective action, it takes time to develop and requires a specific...