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Social workers and family therapists need a guide that updates them on the very latest developments in American social policy, including the new Welfare law and new concepts of civic community and privatization. This updated edition does that and more. This book has set the standard for social policy books that provide an analytical focus. The authors, in writing the new edition, have incorporated data and analysis on the newest social welfare legislation and trends into "dimensions" or decision-making alternatives. Market: Social workers, family therapists, and those concerned with the state of our welfare system.
Addresses intellectual challenges confronted in making social welfare policy choices, and places dimensions of these choices in a theoretical framework that provides a way of thinking about and analyzing social welfare policies that is applicable to a wide range of specific cases. This fourth edition adds a chapter on the history, scope, and philosophy of the modern welfare state, and incorporates discussion of major welfare reform legislation of 1996, the trend toward privatization, and new concepts concerning social capital, civil society, and the enabling state. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Neil Gilbert is Chernin Professor of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Center for Child and Youth Policy. His publications include thirty books and over 100 articles. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Italian. His work, Capitalism and the Welfare State (Yale University Press) was a New York Times notable book. His most recent book, A Mother's Work: How Feminism, the Market and Policy Shape Family Life, was a Society notable book and an Atlantic Monthly selection. Gilbert served as a Senior Research Fellow for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development in Geneva. He was twice awarded Fulbright Fellowship to study European Social Policy as a Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics and at the University of Stockholm. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the International Social Security Association in Geneva.
Paul Terrell is a Lecturer at the School of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley where he also served as the Coordinator of Academic Programs. He has recently taught at the School of Social Development and Public Policy at Beijing Normal University, Beijing. Terrell served as Research Co-Director, Proposition 13 Monitoring Project, National Association of Social Workers and was Associate Director, Regional Research Institute in Social Welfare, University of Southern California. He has coauthored The Social Impact of Revenue Sharing: Planning, Participation, and The Purchase of Service (Praeger Publishers) and Social Services Contracting in the Bay Area (Institute of Governmental Studies: U.C., Berkeley). His articles include studies of advocacy in social work, financing social services and privatization.