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A balanced life: Appropriate technology and community development in den Ouden’s ‘Are Freedom and Dignity Possible?’

If a hastily put-together profile on LinkedIn is to be believed, Bernard den Ouden was a professor of philosophy at the University of Hartford from 1969 until 2012. A friend … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Neoliberalism and social policy: A problematic combination during a recession?

Before I launch into an explanation and partial critique of neoliberalism’s effect on social policy, the spirit and aim of welfare services bears repeating.  Social services like unemployment assistance, health … Continue reading

June 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Necessary Knowledge, Part 2

[The following is a synthesis of ideas from Spicker’s Social Policy: Themes and Approaches (2008) and Titmuss’ Commitment to Welfare (1968)] The multidisciplinary, problem-oriented study of social policy is a … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · Leave a comment