Social Policy and Welfare

Social Policy and Welfare : A Clear Guide

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In this accessible book, Burden explores alternative theoretical approaches to the development of social policy, offering a wide spread of comparative material from around the world.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 21.34mm | 408.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745309666
  • 9780745309668

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Table of contents

1. General explanatory perspectives

2. Central concepts in social policy

3. Perspectives on social policy development

4. Social Policy Strategies

5. Social policy issues

6. Social intervention and vulnerable groups in Britain

7. The diversity of welfare states

8. The developed anglophone welfare states

9. Globalisation and social policy


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'Its extraordinary range and its author's eye for detail make this an invaluably comprehensive study ... Essential reading' -- Spectre 'Very topical ... It contains some revealing insights into the nature of welfare policy and is well worth reading' -- News Line 'A comprehensive intellectual map enabling the reader to grasp the essence of a vast literature on social issues and developed welfare states' -- Professor Bob Deacon, University of Sheffield 'Students could do no better than keep this volume with them. It is a comprehensive and reliable guide' -- Professor David Coates, Director of the International Centre for Labour Studies, University of Manchester
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About Tom Burden

Tom Burden is Principal Policy Analyst in the Policy Research Institute, Leeds Business School and is a former Principal Lecturer in Social Policy at Leeds Metropolitan University. He is consultant and tutor with the Open University and a member of the Executive Centre for Industrial Policy.
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