"The UK Social Policy Process" examines the wide range of factors that influence social policies and their outcomes. Devolution, "modernization", reform of the public services, emphases on public participation and on "what works" in the delivery of welfare are all impacting on and shaping social policy. Combining coverage of theoretical perspectives with discussion of institutional change, this book provides an examination of the policy process and social policy, from agenda setting to implementation and evaluation.
CATHERINE BOCHEL is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Lincoln. She is currently on the Executive of the Social Policy Association, an editor of Social Policy Review and a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Social Policy and Society. HUGH M. BOCHEL is Professor of Public Policy at the University of Lincoln. He has wide-ranging research interests in social policy and politics. His publications include Parliament and Welfare Policy and Scotland Decides: The Devolution Issue and the Scottish Referendum.