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Social Sciences

New Families, New Governance

1 March 2013 - 28 February 2015

PI/s in Exeter: Professor Anne Barlow (FAcSS)

CI/s in Exeter: Professor Liz Trinder

Funding awarded: £ 123,141

Sponsor(s): Leverhulme Trust

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New Families, New Governance

About the research

This Network's project will analyse the relationship between state and family during rapid social change, using a comparative lens. It will explore the interaction between family and governance in different jurisdictions, analysing bi-directional and reciprocal influences. Despite recognition of this changing interaction, little attention has been paid to understanding and theorising its provenance and effects. This international, interdisciplinary collaboration will use three comparative case studies to develop this understanding and contribute to the evidence base for informed policy, exploring themes of voices heard and unheard; systems and processes of regulation; and meanings and understandings of family solidarity and family regulation.