Understanding the policy process (Second edition): Analysing welfare policy and practice (Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice)

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This book draws on the latest and best social science to explain how and why social policy change occurs. Focusing on the policy making process as the key to change, it uses core concepts of policy analysis, one in each chapter, to build up a fully worked explanation of social policy change and to equip readers with knowledge that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy and public and social policy more generally. This second edition of the book updates the bestselling first edition for the post-Blair era with international case studies from numerous countries."Understanding the policy process":[vbTab]introduces the main themes of the policy analysis literature;[vbTab]demonstrates the centrality of the policy making process to an understanding of the operational possibilities and limits of social policy;[vbTab]takes account of macro-, meso- and micro-level approaches to social policy analysis;[vbTab]uses clear explanations of key concepts, up-to-date illustrative case studies and examples to increase students' understanding of the theory and practice of policy analysis;[vbTab]uses a comparative approach.

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John Hudson is professor of social policy in the Department of Social Policy & Social Work at the University of York.

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This is an exciting and innovative textbook on welfare policy making... introducing students of social policy to a wealth of perspectives and literature not often brought together in an introductory book... an outstanding text. British Journal of Social Work, review of 1st edition

I think it is the best book of its kind available for students, and I would not hesitate to recommend it. Ian Greener in Journal of Social Policy

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