Category Archives: Neoliberalism and The New Right

Donald Trump’s Political Appointments – TNCs to shape U.S. Social Policy?

Trump’s political appointments seem to illustrate an extreme neoliberal approach to politics – those who are successful at business are being placed into senior positions in the U.S. political system which will allow them more power to shape domestic and … Continue reading

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Evaluating the The New Right View of the Family

CIVITAS is one of the best examples of an organisation which represents the New Right View of the Family, and the decline of the nuclear family and increase the the number of single parent families is one of the social … Continue reading

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Sociology in the News (4)

Three articles about the close and friendly relationship between politicians and big business caught my attention this week. The three articles below all illustrate how the Marxist critical theory is still relevant, and also serve as good examples of why … Continue reading

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Sociology in the News (2)

Application of sociology to a few recent news events. 1. The Death of the Duke of Westminster Following the death of his father, the new Duke of Westminster has inherited a £9 bn fortune – making him the third richest … Continue reading

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Neoliberalism and The New Right – An Introduction

What is Neoliberalism? Neoliberalism is a pro-capitalist economic theory which believes that the ‘free market’ in capitalist economies is the best basis for organising society. Free market economies are based upon the choices individuals make when spending their money. The … Continue reading

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Functionalist, Marxist and New Right Perspectives on Education

A brief video I put together to help revise the Functionalist, Marxist and New Right Perspectives on Education – basically just some key points and evaluations for each of these sociological theories. Functionalism – Social solidarity, skills for work, bridge … Continue reading

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The New Right’s View of Education

The New Right introduced the 1988 Education Reform Act and believe in Marketisation and Parentocracy within the framework of a National Curriculum and with teaching and learning monitored by OFSTED.  Underlying principles of the New Right They believe the state (government) cannot … Continue reading

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The New Right and The Education Reform Act

The New Right refers to conservative, right wing political beliefs, best exemplified by the Thatcher government’s policies of the 1980s. Please note that the New Right is a political philosophy not a Sociological theory! Underlying principles of the New Right … Continue reading

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The New Right View of the Family

This post is designed to help you revise for the AS Sociology Families and Households Exam (Perspectives on the Family) In the 1980s New Right thinkers argued that government policy was undermining the family so policy changes were needed. Their … Continue reading

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