Social Policy in Britain

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In this timely revision of his best-selling introductory textbook, Pete Alcock has been joined by Margaret May to bring you an essential up-to-date guide on social policy.

Continuing the accessible approach of the previous editions, Social Policy in Britain explores the major topics of social policy in a clear and digestible way. By breaking down the complexities behind policy developments and their outcomes, it demonstrates the relationship ...

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Overview

In this timely revision of his best-selling introductory textbook, Pete Alcock has been joined by Margaret May to bring you an essential up-to-date guide on social policy.

Continuing the accessible approach of the previous editions, Social Policy in Britain explores the major topics of social policy in a clear and digestible way. By breaking down the complexities behind policy developments and their outcomes, it demonstrates the relationship between core areas of policy and the society we live in.

Building on the success of previous editions, this book:

• incorporates the latest policy changes, research evidence and debates in the field
• includes coverage of devolved policy making in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
• offers a clearly structured guide for study that is packed with engaging learning features.

Written by two authorities in the field, this is the leading textbook on social policy for students studying at all levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230346352
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/25/2014
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition, Revised Edition, 4th edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of ESRC Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Margaret May is Honorary Fellow at the School of Social Policy at University of Birmingham, UK. Previously, she was Departmental Learning and Teaching Facilitator at London Metropolitan University.

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Table of Contents

PART I: WELFARE SERVICES
1. Social Security
2. Education
3. Health
4. Housing
5. Social Services
6. Employment
PART II: STRUCTURE
7. The State
8. The Market
9. The Voluntary Sector
10. Informal Welfare
PART III: CONTEXT
11. Ideologies of Welfare
12. Economic Development
13. International and European Influences
14. Devolution and Local Control
PART IV: ISSUES
15. Social Divisions
16. Paying for Welfare
17. Delivering Welfare
18. The Future of Social Policy

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