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      Catherine Kingfisher

Policy Travelogue

Tracing Welfare Reform in Aotearoa/New Zealand and Canada

An ethnography of the development and travel of the New Zealand model of neoliberal welfare reform, this study explores the social life of policy, which is one of process, motion, and change. Different actors, including not only policy elites but also providers and recipients, engage with it in light of their own resources, knowledge, and agendas. Les mer
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An ethnography of the development and travel of the New Zealand model of neoliberal welfare reform, this study explores the social life of policy, which is one of process, motion, and change. Different actors, including not only policy elites but also providers and recipients, engage with it in light of their own resources, knowledge, and agendas.
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Forlag: Berghahn Books
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 230
ISBN: 9781782380054
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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“Kingfisher’s book is a theoretically productive account of how welfare reform policies develop and travel…from the world of policy elites to the daily lives of poor single mothers… An important strength of Kingfisher’s book is the range of data she uses from locations that are less discussed in the literature on policy and especially in the literature on welfare reform.” · PoLAR

“Despite the empirical challenges evident in research that focuses on welfare policy in two different locations and on different levels of policy, Kingfisher skillfully composes her results into a coherent narrative [...] I'd recommend the book especially as course material, since it opens up possibilities for analyzing the phenomenon we call the welfare state from a different point of view than just that of welfare state models and large-scale political shifts." · Sosiologia

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Acknowledgements



Introduction: Tracing Policy: Translation and Assemblage



Chapter 1. The New Zealand Model at Home and Abroad

Chapter 2. Producing Policy in Welfare Offices

Chapter 3. "Reading Through" Welfare Policy in Community Service Agencies

Chapter 4. Working with Policy in "Real Life": Welfare Mothers' Engagements



Conclusions: Tracing Policy: Process/Power



Appendix I: Key Moments in State Provisioning for Poor Mothers in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Appendix II: Key Moments in State Provisioning for Poor Mothers in Canada and Alberta



References

Catherine Kingfisher is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Lethbridge. She is editor of Western Welfare in Decline: Globalization and Women's Poverty (2002) and author of Women in the American Welfare Trap (1996). Her research focuses on policy, governance, personhood, gender, and, most recently, happiness and well-being.