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The market leader in policy analysis and social work studies, Canadian Social Policy is a comprehensive text with well reputed authors, a strong framework for analyzing social policies, and a much needed Canadian perspective. It balances concepts such as feminism, postmodernism, and social diversity with examinations of major social po...

John Graham is the Murray Fraser Professor of Community Economic Development in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. John’s research interests include employee well being, cross-cultural and international practice, homelessness, social policy, social welfare history, and spirituality. He completed his PhD in Social...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 0.55 inPublished:October 1, 2011Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132310619

ISBN - 13:9780132310611

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Table of Contents


  1. Introduction to Canadian Social Policy
  2. Historical Influences
  3. Contemporary Welfare State Institutions
  4. Ideological, Social, and Economic Issues
  5. Social Policy and Emerging Realities
  6. Diversity and Social Policy
  7. Social Policy and Social Work Practice
  8. The Policy-Making Process
  9. Implementing Social Policies

 Appendix A: Canadian Chronology of Social History





Editorial Reviews

“Yes, this text has relatively up-to-date Canadian Statistics on social policy related issues. It is also clearly written. It also has content relevant to the objectives of many Social policy classes. The text is also one of few Social policy text books that is focused on Canadian Social policy.” --Horatio Sam-Aggrey, Carleton University   “It and earlier editions have been my preferred choice for 3 years now. It doesn't overwhelm students yet I believe it introduces and addresses most of the key issues that a beginning student in social work needs to consider.” --Bruce Northey, College of New Caledonia   “The content covering the basic understanding of social policy in the textbook is very well structured and presented.” --Mojgan Rahbari, University of Ontario Institute of Technology