The Student's Companion to Social Policy

The Student's Companion to Social Policy

by Pete Alcock
     
 

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The fourth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy maintains the text's inimitable and best-selling approach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it has been extensively updated and revised to take account of recent developments and debates and changing political and economic configurations. 

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Overview

The fourth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy maintains the text's inimitable and best-selling approach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it has been extensively updated and revised to take account of recent developments and debates and changing political and economic configurations. 

  • Includes an additional five chapter section on the key themes and issues in the development of social policy in the UK since the nineteenth century
  • New to this edition are chapters addressing emergent areas in the discipline, new illustrative material, problem-centred review questions, and a dedicated website
  • Provides students with a ‘Companion' which is so comprehensive that it can be used throughout their undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies
  • Meets the needs both of those specializing in social policy or policy-related occupations and the wide range of students studying it as part of other programmes
  • Enhanced by a website available at www.wiley.com/go/alcock4e, featuring student resources including chapter overviews, study questions, videos, resource guides, and more

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Student's Companion to Social Policy is the essential text for all social policy students. This new edition has been significantly revised and extended to provide a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date review of all the key social policy issues facing us today." (Social Policy Association)

"With a rapidly changing policy context, the study of social policy becomes ever more important. With contributions from sixty of the leading experts in the subject this new edition of the best-selling Student's Companion remains the key source of reference for all who want to study Social Policy." (Polly Toynbee, columnist, The Guardian)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119960812
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
File size:
3 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"Look no further for the essential social policy primer. Accessible and bang up-to-date analysis and commentary by leading experts in their fields. Invaluable."
David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian

Meet the Author

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

Margaret May is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and CHASM, University of Birmingham

Sharon Wright is Deputy Head of Sociology, Social Policy, and Criminology and lecturer, in the School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling.

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