Social Policy and Time. Fitzpatrick, T. Time & Society, 13(2-3):197 --219, 2004.
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Time is crucial to the implementation, operation and effectiveness of social policies, yet the subject has often treated the meaning of time as theoretically unproblematic. It focuses more upon what policies do and less upon the contexts within which the practices and assumptions of social actors are embedded. The article offers a more sophisticated theoretical account of time upon which is based an exploration of the main temporal features of welfare capitalism. It then goes on to examine three recent and prominent research projects in order to show how and why they fail to incorporate a convincing social theory of time.
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	title = {Social {Policy} and {Time}},
	volume = {13},
	url = {http://tas.sagepub.com/content/13/2-3/197.abstract},
	doi = {10.1177/0961463X04043502},
	abstract = {Time is crucial to the implementation, operation and effectiveness of social
policies, yet the subject has often treated the meaning of time as theoretically
unproblematic. It focuses more upon what policies do and less upon the contexts
within which the practices and assumptions of social actors are embedded. The
article offers a more sophisticated theoretical account of time upon which is based
an exploration of the main temporal features of welfare capitalism. It then goes on
to examine three recent and prominent research projects in order to show how and why
they fail to incorporate a convincing social theory of time.},
	number = {2-3},
	urldate = {2011-01-03},
	journal = {Time \& Society},
	author = {Fitzpatrick, Tony},
	year = {2004},
	pages = {197 --219},
	file = {Full Text PDF:files/32335/Fitzpatrick - 2004 - Social Policy and Time.pdf:application/pdf;Snapshot:files/32380/197.html:text/html}
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