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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2001): Social Care - Overseas

GLOBALIZATION AND GLOCALIZATION? COMMUNITY CARE IN TAIWAN AND BRITAIN

J Harris and Y C Chou

European Journal of Social Work, vol.4, 2001, p.161-172.

Whilst economic globalisation acts as a background constraint on nation states' social welfare spending, and there is an increasingly global social welfare discourse, the evidence from this comparison of community care in Taiwan and Britain suggests that global discourse can be interpreted and applied locally and distinctively as it is filtered through national contexts and institutional arrangements.

MANUFACTURING SOCIAL EXCLUSION IN THE HOME CARE MARKET

J Aronson and S M Neysmith

Canadian Public Policy, vol.27, 2001, p.151-165.

A study of elderly women and women with disabilities receiving home care in Ontario reveals how managed community care generates and reinforces service users' social isolation and their spatial, institutional and political exclusion. Analysis of study participants' experiences points to the challenges of moving away from a market discourse and a health framework to develop home care policy which achieves the inclusion and participation of elderly citizens and citizens with disabilities in need of assistance at home.