The Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy

Author: Pete Alcock
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631218470
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Written by a carefully selected team of experts, this comprehensive dictionary introduces the major terms, issues and debates in British social policy.

The Student s Companion to Social Policy

Author: Pete Alcock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118965949
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This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Student’s Companion to Social Policy charts the latest developments, research, challenges, and controversies in the field in a concise, authoritative format. Provides students with the analytical base from which to investigate and evaluate key concepts, perspectives, policies, and outcomes at national and international levels Features a new section on devolution and social policy in the UK; enhanced discussion of international and comparative issues; and new coverage of ‘nudge’-based policies, austerity politics, sustainable welfare, working age conditionality, social movements, policy learning and transfer, and social policy in the BRIC countries Offers essential information for anyone studying social policy, from undergraduates on introductory courses to those pursuing postgraduate or professional programmes Accompanied by updated online resources to support independent learning and skill development with chapter overviews, study questions, guides to key sources and career opportunities, a key term glossary, and more Written by a team of experts working at the forefront of social policy

Understanding Social Problems

Author: Margaret May
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631220305
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This up-to-date and accessible text fills an important gap in the market by introducing students to social policy perspectives on social problems. Written in an accessible, student-friendly style, using subheadings, boxed material, tables, and up-to-date examples Each chapter includes a brief outline of the issues to be explored and question sections to help learning, develop evaluative skills and encourage project work Includes an annotated guide to further reading, helpful internet addresses, and a bibliography of sources cited Chapters can be used independently or in conjunction with others addressing related questions

The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought

Author: William Outhwaite
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470999012
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Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. Provides an authoritative overview of the main themes of social thought. Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic. Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries, suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought

Author: William Outhwaite
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470999012
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Modern social thought ranges widely from the social sciences to philosophy, political theories and doctrines, cultural ideas and movements, and the influence of the natural sciences. Provides an authoritative overview of the main themes of social thought. Long essays and entries give full coverage to each topic. Covers major currents of thought, philosophical and cultural trends, and the individual social sciences from anthropology to welfare economics. New edition updates about 200 entries and includes new entries, suggestions for further reading, and a bibliography of all sources cited within the text.

The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science

Author: Frank Bealey
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631206958
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The Blackwell Dictionary of Political Science provides students and general readers with a clear and lively introduction to the terminology of political science.

Social Policy in Britain

Author: Peter Alcock
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230551589
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Making a complex subject very approachable, this is an essential resource for any student needing to understand social policy in Britain today.

International Social Policy

Author: Pete Alcock
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137082941
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International Social Policy, 2nd edition provides an accessible and structured look at social policy in a global comparative context. With detailed explanations of the historical, political and social context of policy developments across thirteen nations, the book offers an authoritative picture of social policy across the developed world. This second edition now offers an expanded first chapter on welfare analysis, completely new chapters on China and South Korea, and updates throughout that flag the latest changes and policy trends. Exploring and comparing a variety of approaches to social policy, each chapter looks at welfare structure, developments and future prospects in a single country. The book considers core areas of policy provision alongside contemporary international concerns, such as globalization, demographic change and economic reform. Specifically, it examines policy in the following nations: ■ USA ■ Canada ■ Australia ■ New Zealand ■ UK ■ Sweden ■ Germany ■ Italy ■ Russia ■ Japan ■ South Korea ■ China ■ South Africa Written and edited by leading social policy experts in each country, this is an invaluable contribution to the study of global social policy and an indispensable resource for students, researchers and policy-makers.

Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy

Author: Ruth Lister
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861347936
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"This is an admirably clear and comprehensive account of the theories and concepts of contemporary social policy. Excellent and essential for undergraduate and postgraduate social policy and social theory courses."-Fiona Williams, Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK "Theory has rarely been so interesting, lively, engaging and real. Ruth Lister has produced a text of great scholarship and a tour de force."-Saul Becker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Care, University of Nottingham, UK This key text from the best-selling Understanding Welfare series provides a unique understanding of the main theoretical perspectives and concepts used in social policy and related disciplines in a student-friendly format. A central theme is that theory helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. Written by a leading authority in UK social policy, the book uses diverse contemporary examples to help theoretical arguments come alive and uses summaries and additional resources to help students and their teachers in their learning. Rather than presenting abstract theory, it demonstrates the relationship between theory and political and policy debates so that students can see the relevance to their own lives. It will be essential reading for second- and third-year undergraduates and postgraduates in social policy, social theory and related subjects, as well as their teachers.

Social Policy

Author: Hugh Bochel
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317818962
Format: PDF
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This thoroughly updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social policy, and addresses its historical, theoretical and contextual foundations. Divided into four sections, it opens with a survey of the socio-economic, political and governmental contexts within which social policy operates, before moving on to look at the historical development of the subject. The third section examines contemporary aspects of providing welfare, whilst the final part covers European and wider international developments. The text explores the major topics and areas in contemporary social policy, including: work and welfare education adult health and social care children and families crime and criminal justice health housing race disability Issues are addressed throughout in a lively and accessible style, and examples are richly illustrated to encourage the student to engage with theory and content, and to help highlight the relevance of social policy in our understanding of modern society. It is packed with features including, ‘Spotlight’ ‘Discussion and review’ and ‘Controversy and debate’ boxes, as well as further readings and recommended websites. A comprehensive glossary also provides explanations of key terms and abbreviations. Social Policy is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in social policy and related courses such as criminology, health studies, politics, sociology, nursing, youth and social work.