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Austerity youth policy: exploring the distinctions between youth work in principle and youth work in practice

  title={Austerity youth policy: exploring the distinctions between youth work in principle and youth work in practice},
  author={W. Mason},
In the contemporary political and socio-economic context the future of open access youth work remains uncertain. Since the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition government came to power in 2010 substantial funding cuts seem to have been coupled with increasing, often misguided expectations for the youth work sector. Emerging from this context are distinctions between youth work in principle, as espoused by contemporary youth policy, and youth work in practice, as experienced by… Expand
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