The Second Edition of this widely adopted text has been completely revised, to provide an up-to-date and accessible introduction to social policy. The text outlines the conceptual and analytical tools essential to the understanding and investigation of social policy in any society, enabling the student to engage with the theoretical debates surrounding the discipline.
Social Policy introduces and reviews key theoretical approaches used in social policy analysis, considering competing interpretations based on social democracy; neo-liberalism and Marxism. It outlines radical critiques that address inequalities of gender, race, sexuality ad age in welfare provision, and goes on to examine the issues and debates of social justice, citizenship, poverty and universalism versus selectivism. Throughout there are a range of theoretical and practical tasks to aid the students.
Social Policy is a core textbook for students of social policy and welfare in universities, colleges and professional training courses.
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Table of Contents
PART ONE: THEORETICAL APPROACHESTowards a new Social Democracy?Neo-liberalism and Social PolicyMarxism and Social WelfarePART TWO: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVESFeminist Critiques of Social PolicyRacism and Social PolicySocial Policy and HomosexualityPostmodernism and Welfare A CritiquePART THREE: ISSUES AND DEBATESDistributive Justice and Social PolicyWhat's In A Name? Poverty, The Underclass and Social ExclusionNew Labour and Managerialism Privatizing the Welfare State?Ageing Population and PensionsChildren, Social Policy and the StateUniversalism or Selectivism? The Provision of Services in the Modern Welfare State