Remaking ‘The Broken Society’

  • Bernard DaviesEmail author


The development, aims and impacts of four high priority Coalition policy strategies: Moving from ‘big government to ‘Big Society’. ‘Localism’ and the devolution of powers from the centre to people and groups locally. ‘Early intervention’ into the lives of ‘at risk’ children and their families. The ‘troubled families’ programme and its efforts to more effectively co-ordinate services’ response to them. The impacts of these policies on youth policies generally. Their contribution in many areas to redefining the role of youth worker as ‘child saver’ rather than informal educator.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WarkwickshireUK

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