Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action by Alison McClellandSocial Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action by Alison McClelland

Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for Action

byAlison McClelland, Paul Smyth

Paperback | November 29, 2014

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Social Policy in Australia 3rd edition guides students in understanding the meaning and operation of social policy in Australia. Taking a critical approach, and placing their analysis of social policy in an international context, the authors provide a framework for understanding the roles andrelationships of the key players and institutions that influence the decision-making process. This authoritative, up to date text is written in light of the latest change in government and tackles the issues most relevant in recent times, including climate change and social justice. It includes a new chapter on 'Population: An Ever-present Policy Issue' and completely re-written chapters on'Education Policy: Issues, Debates and Opportunities in Australian Schooling', and 'Housing Policy: Change and Prospects'.
Alison McClelland is a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission. She has previously held senior positions in government, academia and the community sector. Paul Smyth is Professor of Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne.
Title:Social Policy in Australia: Understanding for ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:November 29, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195526864

ISBN - 13:9780195526868

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Social Policy1. What is Social Policy?2. Values, Concepts and Social Policy Design3. A Framework for Understanding and Action4. The Institutional Context for Decisions and ActionPart 2: The Historical, International and Changing Context for Action5. The Historical Context for Action6. Australian Social Policy in an International Context7. Changes and ChallengesPart 3: Areas for Social Policy Action8. Population: An Ever-present Policy Issue9. Unemployment Policy: Unemployment, Underemployment and Labour Market Insecurity10. Social Security Policy: Doing More with Less?11. Housing Policy: Big Problems but Well Down the Agenda12. Health Policy: Change and Continuity13. Education Policy: Issues, Debates and Opportunities in Australian Schooling14. Community Services: Challenges for the Twenty-first Century15. Climate Change: A New Challenge for Social Policy16. Taxation: Paying for Policy