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March 26, 2004

If all of York University's sociologists shared Laurie Taylor's elitist views of social policy in the 1970s and 1980s, no wonder there was a schism in his department. Social policy research is theoretical, policy oriented, applied and underpins professional development. In many universities, social policy works closely with sociology and acknowledges its theoretical frameworks.

Gary Craig
Hull University

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