The Student's Companion to Social Policy / Edition 1

The Student's Companion to Social Policy / Edition 1

by Pete Alcock
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631202390

ISBN-13: 9780631202394

Pub. Date: 12/24/1997

Publisher: Wiley

The third edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy continues to set the standard for introductory textbooks on social policy. Written by a distinguished team of educators and scholars in the forefront of social policy studies, the latest edition of this bestselling text includes an entirely new section that reflects the growing impact of globalization on

Overview

The third edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy continues to set the standard for introductory textbooks on social policy. Written by a distinguished team of educators and scholars in the forefront of social policy studies, the latest edition of this bestselling text includes an entirely new section that reflects the growing impact of globalization on the welfare state and importance of international analysis.

Insightful new chapters confront a variety of contemporary concerns, including divisions and difference, poverty and social exclusion, local and regional governance, users of welfare and more. In addition, all remaining contributions have been thoroughly updated to take into account policy innovations and any recent developments and issues in academic debate and policy. Students everywhere will rely on this invaluable companion for the most comprehensive and up-to-date information, inspiration and guidance throughout their studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631202394
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/24/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Acknowledgements     xvi
Introduction     xvii
Concepts and Approaches     1
The Subject of Social Policy   Pete Alcock     3
Methods and Approaches in Social Policy Research   Saul Becker     11
History and Social Policy   David Gladstone     19
Social Needs, Social Problems, Social Welfare and Well-being   Nick Manning     26
Equality, Rights and Social Justice   Peter Taylor-Gooby     34
Efficiency, Equity and Choice   Carol Propper     42
Altruism, Reciprocity and Obligation   Hilary Land     50
Key Perspectives     59
Neo-Liberalism   Nick Ellison     61
The Conservative Tradition   Robert Pinker     69
Social Democracy   Robert M. Page     77
The Socialist Perspective   Hartley Dean     84
Third Way Perspectives   Martin Powell     91
Feminist Perspectives   Jane Lewis     99
Green Perspectives   Michael Cahill     106
Postmodernist Perspectives   Tony Fitzpatrick     113
Context     121
Divisions and Difference   Sharon Wright     123
Poverty and Social Exclusion   Pete Alcock     131
The Distribution of Welfare   John Hills     139
Social Policy and Economic Policy   Colin Hay     149
Culture and Nationhood   Fiona Williams     159
Social Policy and Family Policy   Jane Millar     166
The Political Process   John Hudson     173
Evidence and Evaluation   Stephen Harrison   Ruth McDonald     180
Welfare Production and Provision     187
State Welfare   Catherine Bochel     189
Commercial Welfare   Christopher Holden     196
Occupational Welfare   Margaret May     203
Voluntary Welfare   Jeremy Kendall     212
Informal Care   Caroline Glendinning   Hilary Arksey     219
Paying for Welfare   Howard Glennerster     226
Citizenship and Access to Welfare   Ruth Lister     233
Welfare Governance     241
Managing and Delivering Welfare   John Clarke     243
Accountability for Welfare   Janet Newman     251
Welfare Users and Social Policy   Peter Beresford     259
Local and Regional Government and Governance and Social Policy   Guy Daly   Howard Davis     267
Social Policy and Devolution   Richard Parry     275
Social Policy and the European Union   Linda Hantrais     284
Social Policy and Supranational Governance   Nicola Yeates     292
Welfare Services     301
Income Maintenance and Social Security   Stephen McKay   Karen Rowlingson     303
Employment   Alan Deacon     311
Healthcare   Rob Baggott     318
Education in Schools   Anne West     326
Lifelong Learning and Training   Claire Callender     335
Housing   Alan Murie     343
Social Care   Jon Glasby     351
Criminal Justice   Tim Newburn     357
Services for Particular Groups     367
'Race' and Social Welfare   Lucinda Platt     369
Children   Tess Ridge     378
Young People   Bob Coles     386
Older People   Alan Walker    Tony Maltby     394
Disability   Mark Priestley     402
Migrants and Asylum-seekers   Alice Bloch     410
International Issues     419
The Role of Comparative Study in Social Policy   Margaret May     421
Globalization and Social Policy   Rob Sykes     430
Social Policy in Europe   Jochen Clasen     438
Social Policy in Liberal Market Societies   Michael Hill     445
Social Policy in East Asian Societies   Michael Hill     452
Social Policy in Developing Societies   Patricia Kennett     459
Careers and Postgraduate Study in Social Policy     469
The Social Policy Association (SPA)     475
Index     476

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