Social Capital and Social Justice Essay

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Article 1: Woolcock, G & Manderson, L (eds) 2009,Social capital and social justice: criticalAustralian perspectives, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin.In the concerned book pertaining to social capital and justice, scholars Woolcock andManderson laid emphasis on ascertaining the position of indigenous Australians. Fromassessment, it has found that such book contains detailed discussion regarding social policy andscience arena. Under such book, authors stated the extent to which social capital is highlyrelevant or significant. Further, it also entails the manner in which social policies and programspromote justice in Australia. Considering the workshop conducted under auspices of theAcademy of Social Sciences, aspects pertaining to capital and justice were presented fromAustralian perspectives.As experienced journalists, aspects in relation to social capital and policy in Australiawere clearly defined by authors which in turn serves key features for debate. Along with this,role of government as an influencer and main part of community’s social capital. By taking intoaccount the range of different perspectives issues regarding social capital and justice was definedin the context of indigenous Australians. All such aspects clearly shows that findings presentedby Woolcock and Manderson is appropriate and well researched or analyzed.Article 2: Batterham, D. Hollows, A. & Kolar, V. (2011),Attitudes to Homelessness inAustralia,Australian Social Policy Journal.No.10, pp. 73-96.In order to evaluate attitude towards homelessness in Australia qualitative investigationwas carried out by the scholar. By taking into account data of 2007 Australian survey, perceivedcauses of homelessness and responsibility were evaluated. In this, exploratory principalcomponent analysis clearly presents responses of participants in a structured way. From, suchstudy, it has found that, as per participants, in the context of individual’s causes both they andtheir families are accountable for resolution. On the other side, external causes demandinggovernment solution pertaining to homelessness as problem. Such aspect is highly in line withthe findings of US and UK which in turn shows that attitude to homelessness is highly complex.Besides this, results of previous studies entail that issue pertaining to homelessness is not alignedwith structural / individual dichotomy.
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