New deal or raw deal? Dilemmas and paradoxes of state interventions into the youth labour market

Weil, S. and Percy-Smith, B. (2002) New deal or raw deal? Dilemmas and paradoxes of state interventions into the youth labour market. In: Cieslik, M. and Pollock, G., eds. (2002) Young People in Risk Society: The Restructuring of Youth Identities and Transitions in Late Modernity. Ashgate, pp. 117-136. ISBN 9780754616948

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Additional Information:Along with the work of Professor Karen Evans, this article offered an early analysis of the New Deal initiative. It used an innovative multi-methodological research approach that included the voices of both young people and professionals. The article exposes the paradoxes and tensions at the heart of an espoused 'client centred' approach to policy implementation of an initiative that at the same time, places a high value on coercion, compulsion and surveillance. The analysis shows the double binds this creates for professionals and young people alike, who become caught up in what the chapter terms 'the illusion of choice and the charade of opportunity' (p.10). It also illustrates how the operation of the policy reinforces the 'cultural deficit' paradigm that has already failed most of those young multiply disadvantaged people. Weil was responsible for 50%.
Uncontrolled Keywords:New Deal, state intervention, labour market, young people
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
ID Code:6671
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Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:13
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