Social Policy

Social Policy : Issues and Developments

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" Social Policy: Issues and Developments provides an engaging, comprehensive introduction to contemporary British social policy. It focuses primarily upon developments since 1997 including coverage of major service areas, ideological and other current debates in the subject. It combines description and analysis in a clear and straightforward approach, whilst recognising the complexities of contemporary social policy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 191 x 245 x 23mm | 788g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • 0130870099
  • 9780130870094
  • 2,147,373

Table of contents

Part I: The context for social policy Chapter 1. Economic, social and political change Chapter 2. The politics and government of social policy Part II: Developments in services Chapter 3: Income maintenance and taxation Chapter 4. Work and welfare Chapter 5. Education Chapter 6. The personal social services Chapter 7. Crime and criminal justice policy Chapter 8. Health Chapter 9. Housing Chapter 10. Ethical issues in social policy Chapter 11. 'New' social policy Part III: Theorising social policy Chapter 12. Neo-liberalism Chapter 13. From democratic socialism to New Labour Chapter 14. Alternative approaches to social policy Part IV: European and international developments Chapter 15. The European Union and its impact upon recent social policy development Chapter 16. Globalisation and its influence upon social policy development Chapter 17. Conclusions
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