Social Policy

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November 2005



The Third Edition of this widely adopted textbook has been thoroughly revised and offers an authoritative and up-to-date coverage of the key theories, concepts and issues in social policy. The lively and readable text has been designed to provide students with the essential tools to gain a clear understanding of the theoretical debates surrounding the discipline.

The book is organized into three parts:

. Part One offers a detailed but accessible critique of major theoretical approaches such as neo-liberalism, Marxism, feminism and racism;
. Part Two explores conceptual debates such as distributive justice and postmodernism;
. PArt Three engages with contemporary social policy issues such as children, pensions and the role of New Labour.

It also features newly commissioned chapters to reflect recent developments and current debates within social policy. New areas of consideration include:

. Citizenship
. Post-structuralism
. The politics of food
. Globalization

Student exercises and reading lists feature throughout the text and practical examples are skilfully used to illustrate conceptual and theoretical material, making it the ideal core textbook for undergraduate social policy students, as well as those studying related welfare modules across the social sciences.


Neo-Liberalism and Social Policy
Towards a `New' Social Democracy
Marxism and Welfarism
Feminist Critiques of Social Policy
Racism and Social Policy
Distributive Justice and Social Policy
Citizenship, Social Solidarity and Social Policy
Cultural Turns, Post-Structuralism and Social Policy
Living in a Material World
Postmodernism and Social Policy
Children, Social Policy and the State
The Dichotomy of Care and Control
`Demographic Time Bomb', or `Apocalyptic Demography'
The Great Pensions Debate
Social Policy and the Politics of Food
Wage Supplementation, Social Policy and the State
From then Old Poor Law to New Labour
New Labour and the Management of Welfare
Globalization and Social Policy

EAN: 9781412901710
ISBN: 1412901715
Untertitel: Theories, Concepts and Issues. 3 Rev ed. black & white illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: SAGE Publications Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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