Global Social Policy / Edition 1

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Overview

In this major new textbook, Vic George and Robert Page provide an original and much-needed introduction to global social problems and the emergence of a global social policy response.

In an increasingly globalized world, it is inevitable that many of the social problems which have so far been seen as national in character will assume a global character. Global social problems are those which cannot be confined within national boundaries and which need both national and international attention if they are to be ameliorated. Pollution of the atmosphere is a stark example of this process. Global Social Problems begins with a discussion of the contested concept of globalization. Then eight of the most important global social problems are explored and explained by leading experts in environmental degration, international poverty, crime, AIDS, drugs, family violence, racism and migration. The book also includes chapter which explores the global social policy implications of these developments.

With suggestions for further reading and accessible style, this book will be essential reading for undergraduate students in the social science, particularly those studying social policy, sociology and politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745629520
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/18/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Vic George is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Kent.

Robert M. Page is Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy, University of Birmingham.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.

Contributors.

Introduction.

1 Globalization, Risk and Social Problems (Vic George).

2 Globalization and Social Welfare (Robert Page).

3 Globalization and the Environment (Andrew Dobson).

4 Globalization and Poverty (Vic George).

5 Globalization of Crime: terror in a contracting globe (Mark Finlay).

6 Globalization and Drugs (Larry Harrison).

7 Globalization and AIDS (Kathy Attawell).

8 Globalization and Family Violence (Jan Pahl, Claudia Hasanbegovic and Mei-Kuei Yu).

9 Globalization and Racism (Norman Ginsburg).

10 Globalization, Migration and Asylum (Stephen Castles and Sean Loughna).

Epilogue.

References.

Index.

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