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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About the Author
Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of the ESRC Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham.
Margaret May is Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Policy and CHASM, University of Birmingham
Sharon Wright is Deputy Head of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology and lecturer, in the School of Applied Social Science, University of Stirling.