Social Policy in the Modern World: A Comparative Text / Edition 1

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This text provides a coherent, thematic account of social policy in the modern world. Taking a comparative perspective, it explores similarities and differences in the ways in which different countries approach social policy, both by looking at the broad characteristics of those policies and by examining variations in the ways in which key issues of social welfare are handled.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405127240
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/12/2006
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Hill is Emeritus Professor at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Visiting Professor at the University of Brighton and Visiting Lecturer at Queen Mary College, University of London. His recent publications include Understanding Social Policy (7th edition, Blackwell, 2003), The Public Policy Process (2005), Implementing Public Policy (with Peter Hupe, 2002) and Local Authority Social Services (editor, Blackwell, 2000).

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Table of Contents



Part I: Generalisations.

1. Introducing the Comparative Study of Social Policy.

2. Comparative Theory.

3. Policy Processes.

Part II: Policy Areas.

4. Social Security.

5. Employment Policy.

6. Health Services.

7. Social Care.

8. Education.

Part III: Social Policy Issues.

9. Social Divisions.

10. Gender divisions.

11. Ethnic divisions.

12. Ageing societies.

13. Conclusions: Global developments.



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