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Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects
     

Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: Policies and Prospects

by Tess Ridge
 

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At a time when the divide between the wealthy and the disadvantaged is widening, this major textbook provides students with a critical understanding of poverty and social exclusion in relation to wealth, rather than as separate from it.Raising fundamental questions about the organisation of society, social structures and relationships and social justice, the book

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At a time when the divide between the wealthy and the disadvantaged is widening, this major textbook provides students with a critical understanding of poverty and social exclusion in relation to wealth, rather than as separate from it.Raising fundamental questions about the organisation of society, social structures and relationships and social justice, the book is split into four main sections exploring key concepts and issues; 'people and place' (poverty and wealth across different groups and situations); the role of the state; and prospects for the future. This is the only textbook to focus on the links between wealth and poverty and contains an edited collection of chapters specially written by a distinguished panel of contributors including Pete Alcock, Daniel Dorling, Mary Shaw, Gill Scott and Jay Ginn. It is designed with the needs of students in mind and includes useful chapter summaries, illustrative boxes and diagrams, and pointers to relevant websites and other sources of further information.This is an essential textbook for level 1/2 undergraduate students studying social policy either as a main subject or as part of their course. It is a core text for level 3/4 specialist modules in this field.

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This volume provides a timely and much-needed critical account of the inter-relationship between 'the problem of poverty' and 'the problem of riches'. Combining both conceptual, empirical and policy perspectives and a UK and global focus, it offers rich pickings for students and all who are concerned about poverty and inequality. Ruth Lister, Professor of Social Policy, Loughborough University, author of 'Poverty' (Polity, 2004)

Ruth would like "author of 'Poverty'" to be included

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861349156
Publisher:
Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol
Publication date:
06/20/2008
Series:
Policy Press - Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Tess Ridge, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath and Sharon Wright, Department of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling

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