Social Policy for the Twenty-First Century: New Perspectives, Big Issues / Edition 1

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Overview

In the new century, governments face three challenges for their social policies. Their efforts to improve their citizens' well-being must be consistent with the development of the world economy, and should if possible enhance the situation of the poorest populations. Their systems for redistribution and public services must be rooted in a convincing version of their own domestic order. And they should be sustainable over time, doing justice to the needs of future generations.

This book shows how social policy can address these big issues, and how they relate to each other in an integrated world economy. Drawing on perspectives and analyses from political and social theory, economics, psychology, migration studies and international relations, Bill Jordan gives a new account of the links between global human development and individual well-being. He analyses the purposes and strategies of international organizations, business corporations and ordinary individuals, using case examples from all over the world.

Essential reading for anyone interested in the future of social policy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745636085
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/16/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Jordan, Professor, Universities of Plymouth, Huddersfield and London Metropolitan University

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Table of Contents

List of Tables.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction and Themes of the Book.

Part I Social Policy and the Global Economy.

Section 1A Human Development and Redistribution.

Chapter 1 New Models of Human Development.

Chapter 2 The Scope for Redistribution and Social Justice.

Section 1B How the World Works.

Chapter 3 Explaining the New Global Division of Labour.

Chapter 4 Social Policy, Credit and Debt.

Section 1C Commercial Provision of Social Services.

Chapter 5 The Global Market in Services - Health Care.

Chapter 6 The Business Agenda in Education.

Part II Human Well-Being: Autonomy and Membership.

Chapter 7 The Basis for Individualism and Choice.

Chapter 8 The Transformation of Collective Provision.

Chapter 9 The Transformation of Citizenship.

Chapter 10 'Stalled Well-Being'.

Part III Global Social Justice: The Big Issues.

Chapter 11 Community, Morality and Belonging.

Chapter 12 The Role of Social Services in the Social Context.

Chapter 13 Interdependence, Development and Justice: A Cosmopolitan World Order.

Chapter 14 Sustainable Development.

Conclusions.

References.

Index.

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