Social Policy Essay
Social Policy – actions that are taken by the government to maintain and improve the welfare of its citizens .
MARXIST – TO CRITICIZE FUNCTIONALIST
The Black Report * For example, this report, carried out in 1980 on class inequalities in health made 37 far-reaching policy recommendations for reducing inequalities * These included free school meals for all children, improved working conditions, better benefits for the disabled and more spending on housing * The Labour government had originally commissioned the report in 1977 but it was only completed in 1980, the year after Mrs Thatcher’s Conservative government came to power * The new government refused to implement the reports recommendations on grounds …show more content…
RADICAL FEMINIST * Radial Feminists believe that social policies are all patriarchal and that patriarchy is the base of society
TO CRITICIZE - the Radical Feminists have been criticised for being too bias against policies and that their views on social change via policies are unachievable (much like the criticism of the Marxists).
* Radical, Marxist and Socialist feminists argue that the current system is actually based on the exploitation of women; it is patriarchal,and only by dismantling the entire system will women achieve any form of liberation. * They therefore criticise liberal feminists for their close ties with government. * Indeed,