Key Themes in Social Policyprovides an accessible and
authoritative introduction to the key concepts used in social
policy, from autonomy to wellbeing.
With over 100 ideas discussed, this is a comprehensive student
guide and is designed to help readers to gain a deeper
understanding of major debates and issues. Each entry:
- explains the origin of the word
- discusses its relationship to the social sciences
- describes its relevance to social policy and how widespread its
- outlines some of the key thinkers and research on the topic and
gives suggestions for further reading.
Making it easy to understand and use the most important ideas in
the area, this is an essential companion for all students taking
social policy courses.