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Published: 22 September 2011

592 Pages


ISBN: 9780199570843

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Social Policy

Fourth Edition

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

  • 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

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