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Themes, Issues and Debates

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Social Policy: Themes, Issues and Debates by Hugh M. Bochel
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The thoroughly revised and extended new edition of Social Policy: Issues and Developments provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary British social policy, whilst acting as a complete learning resource for introductory courses and ultimately later modules of study. Written by leading experts in the field, the text explores the major topics and areas in contemporary social policy, including health, housing, work, education, crime and criminal justice, and examines the socio-economic, political and governmental contexts within which social policy operates. It also includes extensive new material that fully addresses the historical, theoretical and contextual foundations of social policy, including a brand new discussion with regards to the foundations of welfare and social policy. Prominence is given to contemporary issues, to provoke thought and draw comparisons between theory and practice; it will also cover all the essential service areas within a historical context. Issues are addressed throughout in a lively and accessible style, and examples are richly illustrated to encourages the student to engage with theory and content and clearly see the relevance of social policy in our understanding of society. A dedicated companion website supports the text and adds further value for the student.Social Policy: Issues and Developments is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in social policy and related courses such as criminology, health studies, politics, sociology, nursing and social work.

Table of Contents

Part I The context for social policy 1 Introducing social policy 2 The socio-economic context of social policy 3 The politics and government of social policy 4 Ethics, risk and social policy Part II The development of social policy 5 The development of social policy in England and Wales, 1800-1945 6 Conservative governments and the welfare state since 1945 7 Labour governments and the welfare state since 1945 8 Alternative approaches to social policy Part III Issues and Developments 9 Income maintenance and taxation 10 Work and welfare 11 Education 12 Adult health and social care 13 Children and families 14 Crime, criminalisation and criminology: Policing trouble? 15 Health policy 16 Housing17 'Race', ethnicity and social policy18 Exploring the boundaries of social policy Part IV European and International Developments 19 European welfare states and European union polic20 A comparative view of social policy21 Globalisation, welfare and social policy
Release date NZ
January 26th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
Illustrations
Imprint
Longman
Pages
568
Dimensions
189x245x29
ISBN-13
9781405858366
Product ID
2751673

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