American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach

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Provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States.

 

This text is part of the Connecting Core Competencies Series.

American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, Brief Edition examines social welfare policy in the United States, and includes cutting-edge issues such as information on the 2008 presidential election, the economy, the housing bust, the passage of Proposition 8 in California, and much more.

 

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  • Improve Critical Thinking Helps students sort out the major institutional actors within social welfare policy.
  • Engage Students Offers a user-friendly framework for policy analysis.
  • Explore Current Issues Information on Social Welfare Policy; the 2008 Election; Proposition 8; Economic issues.
  • Apply CSWE Core Competencies The text integrates the 2008 CSWE EPAS, with critical thinking questions and practice tests to assess student understanding and development of competency.
  • Support Instructors An Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, Computerized Test Bank (MyTest), BlackBoard Test Item File, MySearchLab with Pearson eText, and PowerPoint presentations are included in the outstanding supplements package.

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Now featuring a full-color design, the best-selling text for policy analysis provides students with a comprehensive overview of social welfare policy in the United States while examining cutting-edge issues.

Thoroughly updated and revised to reflect the impact of dramatic changes in social welfare policy, the Fifth Edition continues to focus on how the major sectors of social welfare policy the voluntary, governmental, and corporate sectors operate and co-exist (the pluralist approach ), while also offering a clear, user-friendly framework for policy analysis.

Highlights of the Fifth Edition:

  • NEW chapter on Religion and Social Policy examines the past and present relationship between religion and the creation and the implementation of social policy.
  • Chapter 4, Discrimination in American Society, includes coverage of the minority middle class, a comprehensive examination of gay and lesbian marriage, and an updated section on immigration policies since September 11, 2001.
  • Chapter 5, Poverty in America, includes a detailed section on the fringe economy, its impact on poverty, and a new section on Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and the digital divide.
  • Chapter 8, The Making of Governmental Policy, provides updates on special interests, lobbyists, and their influence on the 2004 election.
  • Chapter 9, Tax Policy and Income Distribution, examines the impact of the Bush tax cuts on social welfare policy.
  • Chapter 11, Public Assistance Programs, includes updated information on public assistance programs, including an evaluation of the effects of welfare reform legislation and new changes to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
  • Chapter 16, Housing Policies includes new material on obstacles to homeownership, such as predatory home mortgages, increases in housing prices, and racial and class discrimination in home purchases.
  • A newly revised companion website with practice tests, flashcards, web links, and more! www.ablongman.com/karger5e.
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