New Paradigms in Social Policy

Hardcover | August 15, 2013

EditorPeter Taylor-Gooby

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This book reviews some of the most challenging developments in British society as they are understood by policy-makers and by academics. The key point is that academic debates identify a range of ways in which issues can be understood and tackled, but policy is typically based on a narrowsubset of possible approaches. This is illustrated by discussion of climate change, demographic shifts, the response to greater ethnic and religious diversity, the debate about community and local area politics, democratisation, nudge, the international financial crisis, and the growth of populardisillusion with politics and politicians. These areas range across economic, social and political issues.This book will contribute to our understanding of governance and particularly of how the ideas that lead the policy agenda emerge and are reinforced. It will also be valuable in academic study of policy debate and help develop understanding of the policy issues which it examines. It is written byleading academics from the fields under discussion and draws on the most recent research.

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This book reviews some of the most challenging developments in British society as they are understood by policy-makers and by academics. The key point is that academic debates identify a range of ways in which issues can be understood and tackled, but policy is typically based on a narrowsubset of possible approaches. This is illustrat...

Peter Taylor-Gooby FBA, AcSS, FRSA is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Kent. He directed the ESRC Economic Beliefs and Behaviour, and Social Contexts and Responses to Risk, the EU Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change and Globalization and Welfare Reform and the British Academy New Paradigms in Public P...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019726493X

ISBN - 13:9780197264935

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1. Peter Taylor-Gooby: Introduction: What Does Social Science Offer Public Policy?2. Andrew Gamble: Economic Futures3. Pat Thane: Ageing Britain: how should we respond to the demographic time-bomb?4. Tariq Modood: Citizenship in a Diverse and Multi-Cultural Society5. Ian Gough: Managing Climate Change6. Peter Taylor-Gooby: . Democratisation and Nudge: How Policy Debates Select from Social Science7. Anne Power: Big Society: the New Approaches to Neighbourhood Problems8. Gerry Stoker: Anti-Politics: Restoring Trust in Government