Journals Higher Education



Published: 13 November 2020

400 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190948795

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Social Welfare Policy

Responding to a Changing World

Second Edition

Author John G. McNutt and Richard Hoefer

  • Contemporary framework emphasizes the forces currently redefining the social arena: the growth of the information economy, the rise of globalization, and our current environmental crisis
  • Discussion questions at the end of every chapter encourage critical thinking and reinforce key ideas
  • An enhanced ebook, complete ancillary package, and OfCourse! video module provide instructors and students with a wealth of learning resources

New to this Edition:

  • New Chapter 7: "Theories of Policy Making" covers the policy process at both state and federal levels and explains how an idea becomes a law
  • Coverage of both social and police violence (Chapter 12) highlights an important ongoing struggle
  • Increased information regarding robotics and artificial intelligence (Chapter 4) enhances the conversation surrounding our information society
  • Inclusion of the Trump administration and its policies brings the book up to date
  • Information on pandemics speaks to the COVID-19 crisis

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