Care and Policy Practices

The Sociological Review


Care, including an alleged loss of care in public services, has become a focus of increased public concern, political debate and academic research. At the same time, numerous policies have been exposed as ineffective, harmful or deliberately weak. There is a concern that ‘policies’ are not care-full enough and may even promote relations of neglect and suffering. This monograph draws from this context, offering a collection of case studies of locations, relations and heterogeneous entities that make up policy practices in various sites. The contributions explore how policy and care are not separate matters, but are entangled in diverse ways

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