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Human rights and social welfare pathologies: civil society perspectives on contemporary practice across UK jurisdictions - critical analysis of third cycle UPR data

Chaney, Paul 2020. Human rights and social welfare pathologies: civil society perspectives on contemporary practice across UK jurisdictions - critical analysis of third cycle UPR data. International Journal of Human Rights 10.1080/13642987.2020.1789107

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Abstract

This study uses discourse analysis of the critical views expressed in the corpus of United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) submissions by civil society organisations (CSOs), in order to explore how the UK, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Ireland governments are responding to their international human rights treaty obligations in the formulation and delivery of social policy. Developed from Hogwood and Peters’ work on the pathology of public policy, the analytical framework investigates CSOs’ critical framings of the disorders, progress and challenges related to social policy-making in the UK. The findings show a raft of shortcomings including a poor monitoring and enforcement, gaps in social protection and discrimination. The original contribution this study is threefold: 1. revealing the nature of prevailing rights violations in the UK; 2. outlining the territorial narratives and contrasts between jurisdictions in the wake of devolution; and 3. showing how the systemic nature of rights violations can be conceptualised using Hogwood and Peters’ theory of public policy making pathologies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (WISERD)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1364-2987
Funders: ESRC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 27 July 2020
Date of Acceptance: 24 June 2020
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2020 13:42
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/133728

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