Key Themes In Social Policy

Hardcover | April 4, 2013

byPatricia KennedyEditorPatricia Kennedy

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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 use is
  • 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.

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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 worddiscusses its relationship to the social scien...

Patricia Kennedyis a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the School of Applied Social Science at University College Dublin, Ireland. She has taught social policy since 1993 and co-founded the Irish Social Policy Association in 1997.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.69 × 6.85 × 0.98 inPublished:April 4, 2013Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415520967

ISBN - 13:9780415520966

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