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New Right and The Family What is the New Right, how does it affect the Family? New Right and The Family Aim: To explore Key Words: and understand New Right conservative Charles Murray theory, specific Dependency to the Family Welfare State Liberalism Starter: Sociology and Social Policy 3 government policies that could be influenced by social research? The New Right The new right was a Charles Murray and the massive influence over Family “Culture of politics in the 80‟s. Dependency” (Welfare The new Right State) Right that social policy The Newmeant is very Right conservative. very conservative. Realism in dealing was Bush? with Crime. It is also a sociological perspective. The sociological background greatly influenced policy (Poll Tax, Less tax for the Rich) The „normal‟ nuclear The family as “Under family as the Threat” cornerstone of society. Social changes have undermined the John Redwood traditional norms (Conservative M.P) and values of “the natural state marriage. should be two adults taking care of their children” What do they want? An end to sexual permissiveness. (Cohabitation, LPF‟s and Homosexually headed families) A return to „Traditional Family Values‟ (I.E John Major 1992 Election) These changes will bring an end to social problems such as delinquency, educational underachievement and child poverty. Charles Murray: The New Rabble LPF‟s have imbibed High benefits for an „Underclass‟ in single parents have Society. lead to a „Culture of Dependency‟ The welfare state encourages Families no longer dependency and a need to be „working‟ break from and can merely traditional values. depend on liberal state handouts. Criticisms: Who and Why? Group Task: Your Government 10 principles, benefits etc you would put forward to countenance the „threats‟ to the family put forward by New Right theorists 10 from a liberal (left wing) perspective that would deal with the „true‟ issues facing the family unit today.
"New Right and The Family"