“Joining the dots”? The role of research in the ‘troubled families’ agenda

I’ve had an article published in Discover Society today which looks at how the troubled families agenda marginalises, ignores and ridicules social scientific contributions which offer different perspectives of the situations of the families or which criticise or ask questions of the policy approach to ‘troubled families’. The article can be found here.

Best wishes,

Steve

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2 thoughts on ““Joining the dots”? The role of research in the ‘troubled families’ agenda

  1. I really enjoyed reading this Steve…thanks for sharing. It really exposes the pseudo scientific or ‘evidence based’ criteria for government agendas which, as we know, function as an ideological smokescreen for something much more draconian. Increasingly I am of the opinion that Casey’s agenda and her language is proto-fascistic. I am currently close reading her keynote speech to police superintendents.Casey’s applauded speech is alarming because it is further evidence that those on the ‘margins’ have been so successfully ‘othered’ and stripped of humanity, it has become acceptable to ‘demand sanctions’ and ‘heat from the police’.

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