The Handbook of Social Policy is a comprehensive examination of the development, implementation and impact of social policy. The contributors document the substantial body of knowledge about government social policies and their driving forces.'
Table of Contents
Introduction - James Midgley, Martin B Tracy and Michelle Livermore PART ONE: THE NATURE OF SOCIAL POLICY The Definition of Social Policy - James Midgley An Overview of American Social Policy - Diana DiNitto Economic Dimensions of Social Policy - Jane Waldfogel Policy Analysis - Bruce Jansson Policy Practice - Dean Pierce The Impact of Social Policy - Pranab Chatterjee and John Sinclair PART TWO: HISTORY OF SOCIAL POLICY Social Policy from Colonial Times up to the Civil War - Phyliss Day Social Policy and the Progressive Era - John Herrick Social Policy of the New Deal - Leslie and Bob Leighninger Social Policy and the Great Society - Michael Reisch Social Policy - David Stoesz Reagan and Beyond PART THREE: SOCIAL POLICY AND THE SOCIAL SERVICES Child and Family Welfare Policies and Services - Kathy Briar-Lawson and Jeanette Drews Income Maintenance and Support - Jill Duerr-Berrick The Changing Face of Welfare Social Security - Martha N Ozawa Social Policy and the Elderly - Fernando M Torres-Gil and Valentine Villa Social Policy and Health Care - Jenny Jacobs Kronenfield Housing Policy - Kevin Fox Goatham and James D Wright Social Policies and Mental Health - James W Callicut Social Policies for People with Disabilities - Mary F Hayden Social POlicy and the Correctional System - Margaret Severson Employment Policies and Social Welfare - Michelle Livermore Education and Social Welfare Policy - Martin B Tracy and Patsy Dills Tracy Urban Development Policy - Robert J Waste PART FOUR: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL POLICY The Institutional Approach to Social Policy - James Midgley Conservative Approaches to Social Policy - Leon Ginsberg Critical Social Policy - Demetrius S Iatridis Welfare Pluralism and Social Policy - Neil Gilbert Feminist Approaches to Social Policy - Cheryl Hyde The Social Development Perspective on Social Policy - James Midgley and Michael Sherraden Race, Politics, and Social Policy - Lorie Parham and Jill Quadagno Social Policy and the Physical Environment - Marie D Hoff and John G McNutt PART FIVE: CONCLUSION: INTERNATIONAL AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL POLICY International Aspects of Social Policy - Alfred J Kahn and Sheila B Kamerman The Future of Social Policy - James Midgley, Martin B Tracy and Michelle Livermore
James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and Dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to Social Welfare in Global Context which was published by Sage in 1997, he has published widely on issues international social work and social welfare. He is particularly well known for his work on social work and social policy in the developing world and he is widely regarded as a pioneer of this field. His most important books dealing with social work and social welfare in the developing countries include: Professional Imperialism: Social Work in the Third World, Heinemann.1981; The Social Dimensions of Development; Social Policy and Planning in the Third World, Wiley, 1982 (with M. Hardiman); Social Security, Inequality and the Third World, Wiley 1984; Comparative Social Policy and the Third World (with S. MacPherson) Harvester, 1987; Social Development: The Developmental Perspective in Social Welfare. Sage, 1995; and Social Policy for Development (with A. Hall, Sage, 2004). Professional Imperialism and Social Security, Inequality and the Third World were among the first to address issues of social work and Social Security in the developing countries. Midgley is also a pioneer in the field of international social work. He formulated the proposal for Profiles in International Social Work, one of the first books dealing with international social work which was co-edited with M. C. Hokenstad and Shanti K. Khinduka and published by NASW Press for the World Social Work Congress in 1992. Subsequently, he published two additional books with M. C. Hokenstad on international social work for NASW Press. These are Issues in International Social Work (1997) and Lessons from Abroad: Adapting International Social Welfare Innovations (2004). Midgley's graduate textbook Social Welfare in Global Context which was published by Sage in 1997 has been widely adopted. His other recent books include: The Handbook of Social Policy (with M. Tracy and M. Livermore) Sage, 2000; Controversial Issues in Social Policy (with Howard Karger and Brene Brown, Allyn & Bacon, 2003), and Lessons from Abroad: Adapting International Social Welfare Innovations. (With M. C. Hokenstad NASW Press, 2004). Michelle Livermore is a doctoral student in the department of Sociology at Louisiana State University. She has published in the areas of community practice, poverty, and social development. Her interests lie in factors influencing social and economic well-being including public policy and community interventions.