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Abstract : Social policies are collective and public forms of solidarity aimed at ensuring the welfare of a country's population. However, they cannot be separated from the question of social control because allocating resources inevitably requires a system to identify, regulate and deal with deviant groups. Social policies include mental health policies and therefore the conceptions and changes of the former necessarily affect the latter, and visa versa. In this way, a narrow conception of the Welfare system (assistance) coexists with a broader conception (protection) alongside two major broad historical trends in social policies regarding mental health (integration of the mentally ill and promotion of well-being).
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Samuel Lézé. Welfare. Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness,, Sage, pp.958-60, 2014. ⟨halshs-00978948⟩



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