Sunday, August 14, 2011

Understandng and responding to civil unrest

Following recent civil unrest, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has appointed the founder and patron of the the UK based Centre for Social Justice and former leader of the Conservative Party,  the Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP, to jointly lead a cross-government programme of action to deal with Britain’s violent street gang culture. Noel Pearson described Smith as, 'the first politician, and first senior public servant, who has struck me as having a profound understanding of social disadvantage at the ground level'. Smith is someone who is having an influence under the banner of social justice. For more information on the views espoused by Smith and the Centre for Social Justice read the report, Dying to Belong (2009)

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