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The Social Division of Welfare Surveillance

  • PAUL HENMAN (a1) and GREG MARSTON (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279407001705
  • Published online: 01 April 2008
Abstract
Abstract

Electronic surveillance has grown rapidly in recent years. Despite this, surveillance practices and their social products are yet to receive serious attention in the academic field of social policy. Extending Titmuss’ classical articulation of the social division of welfare, this article develops the notion of the social division of welfare surveillance to point to the way in which surveillance, compliance burdens and risk management unevenly operate within society. The implications for reinforcing social divisions and critical social policy analysis are discussed.

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