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The New Welfare State?

Simpson, Mark (2016) The New Welfare State? In: The New Welfare State?, Ulster University, Belfast. Ulster University. 12 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

Is a new welfare state emerging in Northern Ireland? Change is certainly occurring as the region rapidly catches up with the efforts of the coalition and Conservative governments in Great Britain to reshape the social security system for the 21st century. However, the delay between the welfare reform legislation for Great Britain and that for Northern Ireland also demonstrates that in the devolution era, a single UK approach to supporting citizens’ welfare can no longer be taken for granted.Ulster University was delighted to welcome members of the Committee for Communities to our seminar on ‘The New Welfare State?’, providing an opportunity to reflect on the lessons of the last mandate and start a conversation about the new Committee’s priorities for the new Assembly term, involving members, Ulster University academics and representatives of various voluntary sector stakeholders. This focused on three core, and interconnected, policy areas within the remit of the Department and the Committee, and in which the University offers particular expertise: social security, housing and child poverty.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Other)
Keywords:Social security Welfare State Welfare reform Devolution
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Transitional Justice Institute
ID Code:36863
Deposited By: Dr Mark Simpson
Deposited On:28 Feb 2017 11:02
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:27

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