Working for Equality

Working for Equality:
Policy, politics, people
Richard Freeman, Fiona McHardy, Danny Murphy (Eds)

Policy, politics, people

Richard Freeman, Fiona McHardy, Danny Murphy (Editors)

Equality is a hugely important topic for most Scots and many of  us want to see a more equal society. But what kind of equality do we  want, and how, in practice, might we achieve it?

This book brings together a group of experienced practitioners  from across the country to reflect on ways of Working for Equality. They  focus on class, race, gender, poverty, disability and homelessness as  well as health and education. They are concerned with individuals as  well as ideas and policy instruments. Each article is short and  accessible, a pause for thought for those most concerned with action.

These contributions are postcards from the frontline, as well  as from backstage, where much of the work aimed at reducing inequality  takes place. They show something of what it entails, reflect on what it  has achieved, express their frustrations and identify the challenges  which remain.


Richard Freeman is Professor of Social Science and Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh.

Fiona McHardy is Research and Information Manager at the Poverty Alliance.

Danny Murphy is a retired secondary school headteacher and Honorary Fellow of the University of Edinburgh.

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