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Part I: What Is Social Policy?.
The Subject of Social Policy: Pete Alcock (University of Birmingham).
The Approaches and Methods of Social Policy: Angus Erskine (University of Stirling).
The Role of Comparative Study: Margaret May (London Metropolitan University).
History and Social Policy: David Gladstone (University of Bristol).
Part II: Values and Perspectives:.
1. Key Concepts:.
Social Needs, Social Problems and Social Welfare : Nick Manning (University of Nottingham).
Equality, Rights and Social Justice : Peter Taylor-Gooby (University of Kent).
Efficiency, Equity and Choice: Carol Propper (University of Bristol).
Altruism, Reciprocity and Obligation: Hilary Land (University of Bristol).
Divisions, Difference and Exclusion: Pete Alcock and Angus Erskine (University of Birmingham; University of Stirling).
2. Key Perspectives:.
The Neo-liberal Perspective: David G. Green (The Institute for the Study of Civil Society).
The Conservative Tradition of Social Welfare: Robert Pinker (London School of Economics).
The Social Democratic Perspective: Michael Sullivan (University of South Wales, Swansea).
The Socialist Perspective: Norman Ginsburg (London Metropolitan University).
The Third Way: Martin Powell (University of Bath).
Feminist Perspectives: Jane Lewis (University of Oxford).
‘Race’ and Social Welfare: Waqar Ahmad and Gary Craig (University of Leeds; University of Hull).
The Green Perspective: Michael Cahill (University of Brighton).
Postmodernism and New Directions: Tony Fitzpatrick (University of Nottingham).
3. The Social Policy Context:.
Social Policy and Economic Policy: Ian Gough (University of Bath).
Social Policy: Culture and Nationhood: Fiona Williams (University of Leeds).
Social Policy and Family Policy: Jane Millar (University of Bath).
Social Policy and Globalization: Rob Sykes (Sheffield Hallam University).
Social Policy and the Political Process: Michael Hill (University of Newcastle).
Part III: The Production, Organization and Consumption of Welfare:.
4. The Production of Welfare:.
State Welfare: Norman Johnson (University of Portsmouth).
Private Welfare: Edward Brunsdon (London Metropolitan University).
The Voluntary Sector: Nicholas Deakin (London School of Economics).
Informal Welfare: Clare Ungerson (University of Southampton).
5. The Organization of Welfare:.
Managing and Delivering Welfare: John Clarke (Open University).
The Governance of Local Welfare: Allan Cochrane (Open University).
Social Policy within the United Kingdom: Richard Parry (University of Edinburgh).
Social Policy and the European Union: Linda Hantrais (Loughborough University).
Supranational Agencies and Social Policy: Bob Deacon (University of Sheffield).
6. The Consumption of Welfare:.
Paying for Welfare: Howard Glennerster (London School of Economics).
Principles of Welfare: Ruth Lister (Loughborough University).
The Distribution of Welfare: John Hills (London School of Economics).
Accountability for Welfare: Janet Newman (Open University).
Part IV: Issues in Social Policy:.
7. Social Policy and Particular Groups:.
Children: Malcolm Hill (University of Glasgow).
Young People: Bob Coles (University of York).
Older People: Alan Walker and Tony Maltby ((University of Birmingham; University of Sheffield).
Disabled People: Mike Oliver (University of Greenwich).
Lone Parents: Jonathan Bradshaw (University of York).
Migrants: Gail Lewis (Open University).
8. Service-based Issues:.
Income Protection and Social Security: Stephen McKay and Karen Rowlingson (University of Bristol; University of Bath).
Employment: Alan Deacon (University of Leeds).
Health Care: Judith Allsop (De Monfort University).
Education: Miriam David (Keele University).
Housing: Alan Murie ((University of Birmingham).
Personal Social Services and Community Care: John Baldock (University of Kent at Canterbury).
Criminal Justice: Dee Cook (University of Wolverhampton).
Part V: Resources:.
9. Studying Social Policy:.
Doing Projects in Social Policy: Hartley Dean (University of Nottingham).
Fieldwork Placements and the Social Policy Curriculum: Duncan Scott (University of Manchester).
10. Learning Resources:.
A Guide to the Literature: Robert M. Page (University of Birmingham).
Data Sources in the UK: National, Central and Local Government: Fran Wasoff.
Other Sources of UK Data: Fran Bennett (University of Oxford).
European and International Data Sources: Deborah Mabbett (Brunel University).
The Internet and Web-based Sources: Melanie Ashford and Pat Young (Learning and Teaching Support Network; University of the West of England).
Part VI: Careers in Social Policy:.
Careers and Postgraduate Study in Social Policy: Margaret May and Catherine Bochel (London Metropolitan University; University of Lincoln).
Appendix: the Social Policy Association (SPA).