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Social Policy

Fourth Edition

Edited by John Baldock, Lavinia Mitton, Nick Manning, and Sarah Vickerstaff

September 2011

ISBN: 9780199570843

592 pages
Paperback
265x195mm

In Stock

Price: £33.99

The fourth edition of this well-respected textbook 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 welfare agenda, and remains the best introduction to social policy available.

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The fourth edition of this well-respected textbook 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 welfare agenda, and remains the best introduction to social policy available.

  • Combining broad coverage with the expertise of a respected team of contributors, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative introduction to social policy available
  • All chapters have been updated with the effects of the financial crisis, and give consideration to the coalition government's social policy agenda
  • Student learning is aided by helpful learning features, a two-colour text design, and an accompanying Online Resource Centre

New to this edition

  • 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'
  • An increased focus on the key issues of equality, gender, ethnicity, migration, globalization, and sustainability throughout the text
  • All chapters have been updated in light of the financial crisis and the social policies of the coalition government
  • The structure of the book has been revised to better aid student understanding and to map onto social policy courses

About the Author(s)

Edited by John Baldock, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Lavinia Mitton, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent, Nick Manning, School of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Nottingham, and Sarah Vickerstaff, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent

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, Sociology, and Social Research at the University of Kent

Lavinia Mitton is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Kent

Table of Contents

    The origins, character, and politics of modern welfre systems
    1: Social policy, social welfare, and the welfare state, John Baldock
    2: The history and development of social policy, Lavinia Mitton
    3: Making social policy in a global context, Nick Manning
    The social and economic context of social policy
    4: Social need and patterns of inequality, Lavinia Mitton & Mark Liddiard
    5: Work and welfare, Sarah Vickerstaff
    6: The family and welfare, Jan Pahl
    The financial and organisational context of social policy
    7: The role of the voluntary and community sectors, Jeremy Kendall
    8: Paying for welfare: public expenditure decision-making, John Baldock
    9: Global social policy, Nicola Yeates
    Delivering welfare
    10: Cash transfers, Tony Fitzpatrick
    11: Education, schools, and training, Sarah Vickerstaff
    12: Health and health policy, Gillian Pascal
    13: Social care, Justine Schneider & Kezia Scales
    14: The care and protection of children, Derek Kirton
    15: Housing and housing policy, Chris Pickvance
    16: Crime, justice and punishment, Tina Eadie & Rebecca Morley
    17: Comparative social policy and the European Union, Jochen Clasen
    Consequences and outcomes of social policy
    18: The impact of social policy, Chris Pickvance
    19: The experience of welfare: the life course and the welfare state, Hartley Dean
    20: How to research and write about social policy, Lavinia Mitton