Understanding Social Policy / Edition 8

Understanding Social Policy / Edition 8

by Michael Hill, Zoe M. Irving
     
 

In the eighth edition of this highly successful text, the authors seek to develop readers’ appreciation of the key substantive areas of social policy but also the context and processes which surround their development.

With case studies reviewing contemporary topics and examples, new chapters, and a greater emphasis on key principles, themes, and issues

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Overview

In the eighth edition of this highly successful text, the authors seek to develop readers’ appreciation of the key substantive areas of social policy but also the context and processes which surround their development.

With case studies reviewing contemporary topics and examples, new chapters, and a greater emphasis on key principles, themes, and issues within the policy areas, this revised and updated edition combines an assessment of the breadth of social policy study and considers policy changes since the previous edition.

Written for people who have had no previous training in the social sciences, with the needs of social workers, nurses, health visitors, and other social policy ‘practitioners’ very much in mind, as well as those studying social policy, the eighth edition of Understanding Social Policy brings a classic textbook right up to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405181761
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/10/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Studying social policy 1

2 The shaping of contemporary social policy 16

3 The making of social policy 43

4 Implementation 76

5 Social security 98

6 Employment policy 123

7 Health policy 148

8 Social care for adults 175

9 Education and children 195

10 Housing 223

11 The UK in the wider world 243

12 Social policy and social change 261

References 277

Index 289

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