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

Phone: +44 (0)1482 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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