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Published: 01 March 2011

224 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719082214

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Redefining Social Justice

New Labour, rhetoric and reality

Valerie Bryson

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Links New Labour rhetoric to the impact of key New Labour policies on everyday life, thereby providing a timely focus on the language of contemporary political debate that assesses its practical implications and potential limitations Combines macro and micro analyses, drawing on original empirical research to consider whether Labour met the identified rhetorical goal of social justice
  • Has an interdisciplinary approach and a strong empirical focus underpinning each chapter Brings together specialists in linguistics, law, education, health, sociology and politics to combine 'on the ground' evidence of how particular policies work in practice with an analysis of the ideological framework underpinnign them and the shifting language of political debate Has a strong contemporary relevance and will be of interest to sudents of British politics and sociology

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