Social Policy: A Conceptual and Theoretical Introduction

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9780761969525: Social Policy: A Conceptual and Theoretical Introduction

The Second Edition of this widely adopted text has been completely revised, to provide an up-to-date and accessible introduction to social policy. The text outlines the conceptual and analytical tools essential to the understanding and investigation of social policy in any society, enabling the student to engage with the theoretical debates surrounding the discipline.

Social Policy introduces and reviews key theoretical approaches used in social policy analysis, considering competing interpretations based on social democracy; neo-liberalism and Marxism. It outlines radical critiques that address inequalities of gender, race, sexuality ad age in welfare provision, and goes on to examine the issues and debates of social justice, citizenship, poverty and universalism versus selectivism. Throughout there are a range of theoretical and practical tasks to aid the students.

Social Policy is a core textbook for students of social policy and welfare in universities, colleges and professional training courses.

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Praise for the First Edition: `This is an accessible and commited book. It raises a series of important and challenging questions about the direction being taken by social policy. For that reason it deserves to be read' - Local Government Studies

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Michael Lavalette (Editor), Alan Pratt (Editor)
Published by SAGE Publications Ltd (2002)
ISBN 10: 0761969527 ISBN 13: 9780761969525
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