Author: Michael Hill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405100571

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The seventh edition of Michael Hill's Understanding Social Policy updates his successful text to take into account policy innovations since Labour came to power in 1997 and to reflect the many ways in which the debate about social policy is changing. A website is now available to complement this text at www.blackwellpublishing.com/socialpolicy Investigates current constitutional changes, such as devolution and the changing central/local relationship and their potential impact upon social policy. Places UK social policy in the wider context of the European Union, both by looking at the relevance of EU policies and by comparing the UK with other EU members. Focuses upon employment policies as both policies to be seen as closely linked to social security ones and as an influence on welfare in general. Examines contemporary developments in pensions policy. Looks at the many links between health policy and other policies. Explores the implications of social divisions - class, gender and ethnicity - for social policy outcomes.
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Author: Michael James Hill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780855205928

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

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Author: Leon H. Ginsberg,Julie Miller-Cribbs

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570035814

Category: Political Science

Page: 351

View: 5857

In this fourth edition of a social work standard, Leon Ginsberg and Julie Miller-Cribbs offer an updated version of the text that has introduced thousands of social work students to the defining policies and procedures of the profession. Concise yet comprehensive, the volume surveys the span of social welfare history, explains the elements of social welfare policy education, and describes the impact of executive, legislative, and judicial initiatives on the delivery of social services. With this edition, the authors cover all the required content areas for the social welfare policy and service sequence as specified in the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards of the Council on Social Work Education's Commission on Accreditation.
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Issues in Social Policy

Author: Margaret May,Robert Page,Edward Brunsdon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631220305

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

View: 6041

This up-to-date and accessible text fills an important gap in the market by introducing students to social policy perspectives on social problems. Written in an accessible, student-friendly style, using subheadings, boxed material, tables, and up-to-date examples Each chapter includes a brief outline of the issues to be explored and question sections to help learning, develop evaluative skills and encourage project work Includes an annotated guide to further reading, helpful internet addresses, and a bibliography of sources cited Chapters can be used independently or in conjunction with others addressing related questions
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Author: Tony Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847423795

Category: Nature

Page: 366

View: 3799

"Tony Fitzpatrick has assembled a very thoughtful collection of chapters which examine the various ways in which social and environmental concerns intersect with one another. At a very general level, sustainability offers a neat and tidy way to reconcile them. But as this book, sustainability offers neat and tidy way to reconcile them. But as this book usefully revels, in practice they interact in ways that are far from straightforward. "Professor Andrew Jordan, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia "The intersection of social policy and environmental policy is strategically and morally vital yet has remained a strangely neglected area. No longer. This comprehensive book covers real world challenges, sustainable ethics, a host of applied policy issues, and some bigger questions about the possibility of a green welfare state." Ian Gough, Emeritus Professor, University of Bath Environmental issues are central to the social and political reforms of the 21st century. Bringing together leading experts, this textbook explorers the social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, the book reviews the current strategies and provides a critique of proposed future developments. Understanding the environment and social policy guides the reader through the subject in an accessible way using chapter summaries, further reading, recommended websites, a glossary and questions for discussion. Providing a much-needed overview of environmentalism and social policy, the book will be invaluable reading for students, teachers, activits, practitioners and policy markers.
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Themes and Perspectives for Policy and Practice

Author: Peter Dwyer

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847423280

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

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"A second edition of this excellent book is most welcome. Dwyer's understanding of social citizenship is second to none and this new edition provides an updated discussion and assessment of all the practical and theoretical issues that students need to know about this important area of study." Nick Ellison, University of Leeds This updated and revised edition of Understanding social citizenship is still the only citizenship textbook written from a social policy perspective. It provides students with an understanding of the concept of citizenship in relation to UK, EU and global welfare institutions; covers a range of philosophical, historical and contemporary welfare debates and issues; explores inclusion and exclusion; combines analysis of competing perspectives with discussion of social policies and uses easy-to-digest text boxes to aid learning and teaching. The revised second edition contains new topical sections on `Cameron's Conservatism', and the expansion of the EU and A8/10 migration in the UK. The book is essential reading for undergraduates in social policy, sociology, social work, politics and citizenship. It will also appeal to A/AS level students and their teachers, and those on access courses, foundation degrees and teacher training courses.
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Theories and Issues

Author: Paul Cairney

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230356990

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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A major new introduction to theories of public policy. The author provides an accessible assessment of a wide range of theories and models from policy cycles, policy transfer, rational choice and socio-economic explanations to multi-level governance, advocacy coalitions and punctuated equilibrium and of their value to policy analysis.
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Author: Thomas R. Dye

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780139336072

Category: History

Page: 383

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This leading introduction to public policy is designed to provide learners with concrete tools for not only understanding public policy in general, but for analyzing "specific" public policies. It focuses on "what" policies governments pursue, "why" governments pursue the policies they do, and what the "consequences" of these policies are. Very contemporary in perspective, it introduces eight analytical models currently used by political scientists to describe and explain political life and then, using these various analytical models singly and in combination explores specific public policies in a variety of key domestic policy areas. For individuals interested in a summary of current public policy in a variety of areas.
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Author: Mark Walsh,Paul Stephens,Stephen Moore

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748745913

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

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Social Policy and Welfare is an introductory textbook to the key concepts, issues and historical developments that underpin British social policy. The book includes coverage of both classic themes and debates and the latest New Labour approach to social policy and social welfare provision. Written with the Edexcel Social policy AS/A level specifications in mind, it should be of specific interest to undergraduates studying social policy, sociology, and to health and social care students.
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Author: Ruth Lister

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861347936

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

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"This is an admirably clear and comprehensive account of the theories and concepts of contemporary social policy. Excellent and essential for undergraduate and postgraduate social policy and social theory courses."-Fiona Williams, Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK "Theory has rarely been so interesting, lively, engaging and real. Ruth Lister has produced a text of great scholarship and a tour de force."-Saul Becker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Care, University of Nottingham, UK This key text from the best-selling Understanding Welfare series provides a unique understanding of the main theoretical perspectives and concepts used in social policy and related disciplines in a student-friendly format. A central theme is that theory helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. Written by a leading authority in UK social policy, the book uses diverse contemporary examples to help theoretical arguments come alive and uses summaries and additional resources to help students and their teachers in their learning. Rather than presenting abstract theory, it demonstrates the relationship between theory and political and policy debates so that students can see the relevance to their own lives. It will be essential reading for second- and third-year undergraduates and postgraduates in social policy, social theory and related subjects, as well as their teachers.
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Tools for Understanding, Analysis and Engagement

Author: Simpson, Graeme,Connor, Stuart

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847422659

Category: Political Science

Page: 199

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An indispensible guide to the basics of social policy aimed at students of social work and other welfare professions.
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Author: Nicola Yeates

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447310241

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This book, written by an international team of leading social policy analysts, is the first student aimed textbook that comprehensively engages with the field of global social policy.
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Themes, Methods and Approaches

Author: Saul Becker,Alan Bryman

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9781861344038

Category: Social Science

Page: 423

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Comprehensive in scope, and written by experts in a thoroughly accessible and engaging style, the book combines theoretical and applied discussions to provide the essential one-stop guide to research for social policy and practice.
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Author: Annetts, Jason,Law, Alex,Wallace McNeish,Gerry Mooney

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847420961

Category: Political Science

Page: 294

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Contemporary social policy has never been more vigorously contested. Issues range from single-issue campaigns over housing, social care, hospital closures through to organised movements around disability, environment, health and education. However, the historical and contemporary role played by social movements in shaping social welfare has too often been neglected in standard social policy texts. Understanding social welfare movements is the first text to bring together social policy and social movement studies. Using actual case studies and written in an accessible and engaging style, it will attract a wide readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students, higher education teachers and researchers, stakeholders and activists. Introductory chapters examine the historical and theoretical relationship between state welfare and social movements. Subsequent chapters outline the historical contribution of various social movements to the creation of the welfare state relating to Beveridge's 'five giants' of idleness, ignorance, squalor, illness and want. The book then examines the contemporary challenge posed by 'new social movements' in relation to the family, discrimination, environment, and global social justice. The book provides a timely and much needed overview of the changing nature of social welfare as it has been shaped by the demands of social movements.
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Author: Emma Wincup

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847424996

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This title encourages readers to reflect upon the close connections, and sometimes tensions between crime reduction and social policy agendas.
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An Introduction

Author: Jonathan Dickens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135191123

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 7346

An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility, liberty and our understanding of ‘the good society’. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to the needs of a social work audience
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Author: Cliff Alcock,Sarah Payne,Michael Sullivan

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780131231252

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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Social policy as an academic field of study is one of those curious items that we recognise when we see it, but which is notoriously difficult to describe. What exactly is social policy? This text aims to help students to find out.
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Theory and Practice

Author: Paul Spicker

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144731610X

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 5043

The second edition of this leading international text introduces students to the concepts and methods of social policy.
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Author: Pete Alcock,Angus Erskine,Margaret May

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631218470

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Written by a carefully selected team of experts, this comprehensive dictionary introduces the major terms, issues and debates in British social policy.
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