Social Sciences

Mr. Charlie Cooper

MA (North London)

Details

Charlie CooperLecturer in Community & Youth Work Studies 

Department of Social Sciences

Room 223, Wilberforce Building

University of Hull

Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX

Tel: (01482) 466331

Email: C.E.Cooper@hull.ac.uk

Profile

From the late 1970s through to the late 1980s, I worked as a welfare practitioner, initially with women’s aid in Doncaster and subsequently with housing associations, including two workers’ collectives in London. Since entering academia in 1989, I have taught on a range of themes at certificate, undergraduate and postgraduate level - including housing, planning and urban policy; social policy and education; and community development and youth work - and these are the main focus of my current research interest. I am a professionally-qualified housing manager, and community development and youth worker.

Selected Publications

Books

Housing, Community and Conflict: understanding resident ‘involvement’ (1997), Arena (edited/co-authored with Murray Hawtin).

Resident Involvement and Community Action: theory to practice (1998), Chartered Institute of Housing/Housing Studies Association - Policy & Practice Series (edited/co-authored with Murray Hawtin).

'Modernising' Social Policy: Unravelling New Labour's Welfare Reforms (2000), Ashgate (co-authored with Tom Burden and Steph Petrie).

Understanding School Exclusion: Challenging processes of docility (2002), Education Now Books.

Community, conflict and the state: rethinking notions of ‘safety’, ‘cohesion’ and ‘wellbeing’ (2008), Palgrave.

Empowerment and Participation in Youth Work (2011) Learning Matters (co-authored with Annette Fitzsimons, Max Hope and Keith Russell).

 

Chapters

‘An introduction to community development and housing’ (1997), in Housing, Community and Conflict: understanding resident ‘involvement’, Arena (with Murray Hawtin).

‘Concepts of community involvement, power and democracy’ (1997), in Housing, Community and Conflict: understanding resident ‘involvement’, Arena (with Murray Hawtin).

‘Community involvement, housing and equal opportunities’ (1997), in Housing, Community and Conflict: understanding resident ‘involvement’, Arena (with Murray Hawtin).

‘Understanding community involvement in housing’ (1997), in Housing, Community and Conflict: understanding resident ‘involvement’, Arena (with Murray Hawtin).

‘An introduction to understanding “resident involvement”’ (1998), in Resident Involvement and Community Action: theory to practice, Chartered Institute of Housing/Housing Studies Association - Policy & Practice Series (with Murray Hawtin).

‘An alternative perspective on the theory and practice of involving residents’ (1998), in Resident Involvement and Community Action: theory to practice, Chartered Institute of Housing/Housing Studies Association - Policy & Practice Series (with Murray Hawtin).

‘Democratising social housing: building the “People’s Home”’ (1998), in Resident Involvement and Community Action: theory to practice, Chartered Institute of Housing/Housing Studies Association - Policy & Practice Series.

‘Understanding “resident involvement”: turning theory into practice’ (1998), in Resident Involvement and Community Action: theory to practice, Chartered Institute of Housing/Housing Studies Association - Policy & Practice Series (with Murray Hawtin).

‘Surviving the British school system: a toolbox for change’ (2004), in Damage Limitation: trying to reduce the harm schools do to children, Educational Heretics Press (edited by Roland Meighan).

‘Making schools more learner-friendly’ (2004), in Damage Limitation: trying to reduce the harm schools do to children, Educational Heretics Press (edited by Roland Meighan).

‘Places, “folk devils” and social policy’ (2005), in Housing and Social Policy: Contemporary Themes and Critical Perspectives, Routledge (edited by Nigel Sprigings and Peter Somerville).

‘Involving users and carers in housing and social care planning - the rhetoric of “user empowerment”’ (2005), in Housing, Community Care and Supported Housing – resolving contradictions, Chartered Institute of Housing/Housing Studies Association (edited by Mark Foord and Paul Simic).

‘Community involvement in community safety - But whose “community”? And whose “safety”?’ (2006) in Supporting Safer Communities – Housing, crime and neighbourhoods, Chartered Institute of Housing/Housing Studies Association (edited by Alan Dearling, Tim Newburn and Peter Somerville).

‘Responding to Britain's unhappy childhoods: enhancing young people's well-being through participatory action research’ (2010) in Social Policy Review 22, Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010, Policy Press (edited by Ian Greener, Chris Holden and Majella Kilkey).

 

Articles

‘The Impact of Tourism on Residential Experience in Central-Eastern Europe: the development of a new legitimation crisis in the Czech Republic?’ (1998) Urban Studies Vol. 35, No.12, December (with Nigel Morpeth).

‘Empowering Practice in Social Care: Lessons from Swedish housing’ (1999) Social Work in Europe, Vol. 6, No.1.

‘Making schools more learner-friendly’ (2002) Education Now, No.38, Winter.

‘Researching school exclusion and “projects of docility”’ (2002) Research Policy and Planning: the journal of the social services research group, Vol. 20, No. 3.

‘Housing & Social Structure in Lincoln, 1842-2002’ (2002) The Journal of Regional & Local Studies, Vol. 22, No. 1.

‘Surviving the British school system: a toolbox for change’ (2003), Education Now, No.40, Summer.

‘“Globalisation”, the New Managerialism and Education: Rethinking the purpose of education in Britain’ (2004), The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, Vol.2, No.2, September (with Andrea Beckmann).

‘Conditions of domination: reflections on harms generated by the British state education system’ (2005), British Journal of Sociology of Education, Vol.26, No.2, September (with Andrea Beckmann).

‘Nous accusons - Revisiting Foucault’s comments on the role of the “specific intellectual” in the context of increasing processes of Gleichschaltung in Britain’ (2005), Outlines: Critical Social Studies, Vol. 7, No.2, December (with Andrea Beckmann).

‘The Respect Agenda: fit for purpose?’ (2007), Criminal Justice Matters, No. 67, Spring.

‘Rethinking the “problem of youth”: Refocusing on the Social and its Interrelationship with Dominant Power Structures?’ (2009), Youth & Policy, 103, Summer.

‘Neoliberalization and managerialization of “education” in England and Wales – a case for reconstructing education’ (2009) Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 7(2), November (with Andrea Beckmann and Dave Hill).

‘Imagining “radical” youth work possibilities – challenging the “symbolic violence” within the mainstream tradition in contemporary state-led youth-work practice in England’ (2011) Journal of Youth Studies.

'Understanding the English "riots" of 2011: "mindless criminality" or youth "Mekin Histri" in austerity Britain?' (2012),Youth & Policy, 109.

'Neoliberal Globalisation, Managerialism and Higher Education In England: Challenging The Imposed "Order Of Things"' (2013), Educational Policy Analysis and Strategic Research, 8(1) (with Andrea Beckmann).

‘The state of youth work in austerity England – reclaiming the ability to “care”’ (2014 – forthcoming), Youth & Policy, autumn (with Gill Hughes, Sinead Gormally and Julie Rippingale).

Engagement

My current local engagement includes Hull Community Action Network. I have also engaged with the local media including live appearances on BBC Look North and BBC Radio Humberside, contributions to recorded news reports on Viking FM, and a commission to write for the Yorkshire Post on the holocaust. Beyond the local level, I am External Examiner at the University of Central Lancashire (MA Social Policy). I am also a member of the secretariat for the Community and Youth Work Training Advisory Group (TAG), and a representative of the National Youth Agency's validation panel for community and youth work degree programmes in England.

Teaching/Supervision

Level 4

  • Working with Groups (Co-ordinator)
  • Placement Supervisor

Level 5

  • Youth Culture, Youth Policy & Youth Work Practice (Co-ordinator)
  • Theory & Practice of ‘Community’ & Community Development (Co-ordinator)
  • Placement Supervisor

Level 6

  • Youth Work & Community Development in a Global Context (Co-ordinator)
  • The ‘Problem’ of Youth (Co-ordinator)
  • Placement Supervisor

Level 7

  • Youth in Society I (Co-ordinator)
  • Youth in Society II (Co-ordinator)
  • Theorising ‘Community’ & Community Development

Administration

I am Exams Officer for the Community & Youth Work programme.

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