Peter Kelly




The Post-Welfare State and the Government of Youth At-Risk

Kelly argues politics of risk that exists beyond the welfare state would make problematic the discourses that seek to visit new forms of responsibility on young people and their families for the prudent management of DIY biographies in a range of institutionally structured, and regulated, risk environments.

social welfare, welfare reform, families; Foucault, Michel; liberalism — neoliberalism; welfare state; youth

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 28, No. 4 (2001): 114-127