Social Policy

Paperback | October 15, 2011

EditorJOHN BALDOCK, Nick Manning, Sarah Vickerstaff

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What is social policy, and why are welfare systems important? How have they been affected by the global financial crisis?The fourth edition of this well-respected textbook provides an excellent introduction to social policy in the twenty-first century. Expert contributors examine the development, delivery, and implications of welfare, as well as the social and economic context by which it is shaped. With numeroushelpful learning features and an attractive two-colour text design it is an ideal starting point for students new to the subject, and for those looking to take their learning further. The fourth edition includes three new chapters on the history and development of social policy, making social policy in a global context, and how to research and write about social policy. It is up-to-date with the coalition government's social policy agenda, and offers increased coverage of theimportant issues of equality, gender, ethnicity, migration, globalization and sustainability.Social Policy is also supported by an accompanying Online Resource Centre with the following features:- Updates on recent developments in the field- Searchable glossary- Web links

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What is social policy, and why are welfare systems important? How have they been affected by the global financial crisis?The fourth edition of this well-respected textbook provides an excellent introduction to social policy in the twenty-first century. Expert contributors examine the development, delivery, and implications of welfare, ...

John Baldock is Professor of Social Policy and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Kent. Nick Manning is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology and Head of the Institute of Mental Heath at the University of Nottingham. Sarah Vickerstaff is Professor of Work and Employment and Deputy Head of the School of Social Policy, Sociolog...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:615 pages, 10.43 × 7.68 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199570841

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The origins, character, and politics of modern welfre systems1. John Baldock: Social policy, social welfare, and the welfare state2. Lavinia Mitton: The history and development of social policy3. Nick Manning: Making social policy in a global contextThe social and economic context of social policy4. Lavinia Mitton and Mark Liddiard: Social need and patterns of inequality5. Sarah Vickerstaff: Work and welfare6. Jan Pahl: The family and welfareThe financial and organisational context of social policy7. Jeremy Kendall: The role of the voluntary and community sectors8. John Baldock: Paying for welfare: public expenditure decision-making9. Nicola Yeates: Global social policyDelivering welfare10. Tony Fitzpatrick: Cash transfers11. Sarah Vickerstaff: Education, schools, and training12. Gillian Pascal: Health and health policy13. Justine Schneider and Kezia Scales: Social care14. Derek Kirton: The care and protection of children15. Chris Pickvance: Housing and housing policy16. Tina Eadie and Rebecca Morley: Crime, justice and punishment17. Jochen Clasen: Comparative social policy and the European UnionConsequences and outcomes of social policy18. Chris Pickvance: The impact of social policy19. Hartley Dean: The experience of welfare: the life course and the welfare state20. Lavinia Mitton: How to research and write about social policy