Social Policy: An Introduction: An Introduction

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GRAB A BARGAIN BOOK! This great Introduction to Social Policy Book is in excellent condition. The price has been reduced as the last owner's name was written in a small area on the inside cover! CONTENTS: 1. Introduction: The subject of social policy 2. Ideas and concepts in social policy 3. The development of social policy in Britain 4. The contested boundaries of social policy: The case of criminal justice policy 5. Who gets what? Slicing the welfare cake 6. Social policy, politics and social control 7. Who makes policy? The example of education 8. Work and welfare 9. Are professionals good for you? The example of health policy and health professionals 10. Utopias and ideals: Housing policy and the environment 11. Community and social care 12. Devolution and social policy 13. Conclusion: the future of social policy Author Biography:Ken Blakemore is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Wales Swansea, UK. Edwin Griggs is a part time Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University and Wolverhampton University, UK.

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'This is something of a best seller and it is easy to understand why. It will serve the needs of both Level 1 and other students of social policy well (and) it carries off the exploration of specific theoretical issues within discrete policy areas particularly well' - "Social Policy & Administration" This third edition of the bestselling "Social Policy" builds on the strengths of the highly respected first and second editions to offer a broad introduction to current developments in social policy and welfare. Comprehensive, readable and thought-provoking, this is the standard introductory book on social policy in the UK.It provides a framework for exploring key questions such as: What are social policies? How are social policies created and implemented? And, why do certain policies exist? This revised edition has been expanded and thoroughly updated to reflect the latest developments in the fields of social policy and welfare.

It includes: a new chapter on criminal justice; revised chapters on education, community and social care, and health; an updated and expanded glossary of key terms and annotated further reading including websites; and, annotated further reading - including websites. "Social Policy" is essential reading for students beginning or building on their study of social policy or welfare. The book is also suitable as a reference resource for practitioners and professional policy makers in fields including health, medicine and nursing, housing, social services and counselling, education, law and criminology.

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Ken Blakemore is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Wales Swansea, UK. Edwin Griggs is a part time Senior Lecturer at Birmingham University and Wolverhampton University, UK.

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