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The dilemmas of providing welfare in an ethnically diverse state:seeking reconciliation in the role of a 'reflexive practitioner'

Atkin, Karl (orcid.org/0000-0003-1070-8670) and Chattoo, Sangeeta (2007) The dilemmas of providing welfare in an ethnically diverse state:seeking reconciliation in the role of a 'reflexive practitioner'. Policy and Politics. pp. 377-393. ISSN 0305-5736

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Despite an increasing commitment to tackle disadvantage and discrimination, welfare states in the West struggle to provide accessible and appropriate health and social care to people of minority ethnic populations. This article analyses the dilemmas of welfare provision in an ethnically diverse state by drawing on empirical findings from a qualitative study exploring the perceptions and experiences of family life and social support for people of Pakistani origin living in the UK, and its interface with the state as a site of potentially competing and conflicting sets of social values. We conclude by suggesting that a notion of 'reflexive practitioner' is fundamental to generating a critical insight that can deal with the tensions posed by diversity for a welfare state.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copy edited version of an article published in Policy and Politics. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557307781571632 Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. Openly available from July 2008.
Keywords: Ethnicity,citizenship and governance,family relationships,health and social care
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Health Sciences (York)
Depositing User: Ms Diana Hilmer
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2007 16:55
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2016 00:04
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/030557307781571632
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/3432

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