The Student's Companion to Social Policy / Edition 3

The Student's Companion to Social Policy / Edition 3

by Pete Alcock
     
 

ISBN-10: 140516901X

ISBN-13: 9781405169011

Pub. Date: 03/18/2008

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…  See more details below

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405169011
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.15(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. IWhat Is Social Policy?1
I.1The Subject of Social Policy3
I.2The Approaches and Methods of Social Policy11
I.3The Role of Comparative Study17
I.4History and Social Policy25
Pt. IIValues and Perspectives31
II.1Social Needs, Social Problems and Social Welfare35
II.2Equality, Rights and Social Justice42
II.3Efficiency, Equity and Choice48
II.4Altruism, Reciprocity and Obligation55
II.5Divisions, Difference and Exclusion63
II.6The Neo-liberal Perspective71
II.7The Conservative Tradition of Social Welfare78
II.8The Social Democratic Perspective85
II.9The Socialist Perspective92
II.10The Third Way100
II.11Feminist Perspectives107
II.12'Race' and Social Welfare113
II.13The Green Perspective121
II.14Postmodernism and New Directions127
II.15Social Policy and Economic Policy137
II.16Social Policy: Culture and Nationhood146
II.17Social Policy and Family Policy153
II.18Social Policy and Globalization160
II.19Social Policy and the Political Process167
Pt. IIIThe Production, Organization and Consumption of Welfare173
III.1State Welfare177
III.2Private Welfare184
III.3The Voluntary Sector191
III.4Informal Welfare200
III.5Managing and Delivering Welfare209
III.6The Governance of Local Welfare217
III.7Social Policy within the United Kingdom225
III.8Social Policy and the European Union234
III.9Supranational Agencies and Social Policy241
III.10Paying for Welfare253
III.11Principles of Welfare260
III.12The Distribution of Welfare267
III.13Accountability for Welfare276
Pt. IVIssues in Social Policy285
IV.1Children289
IV.2Young People296
IV.3Older People303
IV.4Disabled People312
IV.5Lone Parents318
IV.6Migrants325
IV.7Income Protection and Social Security335
IV.8Employment342
IV.9Health Care348
IV.10Education355
IV.11Housing362
IV.12The Personal Social Services and Community Care370
IV.13Criminal Justice378
Pt. VResources385
V.1Doing Projects in Social Policy389
V.2Fieldwork Placements and the Social Policy Curriculum395
V.3Guide to the Literature407
V.4Data Sources in the UK: National, Central and Local Government417
V.5Other Sources of UK Data428
V.6European and International Data Sources436
V.7The Internet and Web-based Sources443
Pt. VICareers in Social Policy451
VI.1Careers and Postgraduate Study in Social Policy453
AppThe Social Policy Association (SPA)468
Index469

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