Key Themes In Social Policy

Author: Patricia Kennedy
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415520967
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Key Themes in Social Policy provides an accessible and authoritative introduction to the key concepts used in social policy, from autonomy to wellbeing. With over 100 ideas discussed, this is a comprehensive student guide and is designed to help readers to gain a deeper understanding of major debates and issues. Each entry: explains the origin of the word discusses its relationship to the social sciences describes its relevance to social policy and how widespread its use is outlines some of the key thinkers and research on the topic and gives suggestions for further reading. Making it easy to understand and use the most important ideas in the area, this is an essential companion for all students taking social policy courses.

Exploring The World Of Social Policy

Author: Michael Hill
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ISBN: 144733499X
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This important new exploration of social policy takes as its starting point universal questions about social welfare: What are welfare systems for? Why are they necessary? How are they generated and why do they take the forms that they do? Global in its canvas and comparative in its method, this book systematically explores the economic, political, and social contexts of social policy before taking a detailed look at its associated institutions and fields of practice. Exploring the World of Social Policy brings together traditions of scholarship that are rarely integrated, including welfare theory, comparative research, and global social policy. It provides an ambitious and innovative new approach to teaching, designed to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse generation of students.

Key Themes In Health And Social Care

Author: Adam Barnard
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136930191
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Key Themes in Health and Social Care is a learning resource for students in health and social care. It provides an overview of foundational issues and core themes in the field and introduces key areas of debate, moving from an introductory level to in-depth discussion as the book progresses. Divided into three parts: the first part sets the scene, addressing introductory psychology and sociology, social policy, equality and diversity, skills for practice, and working with people the second part considers key themes such as the contribution of philosophy and politics; criminal justice; management of services; the relationship between place and wellbeing; research in health and social care; theories of counselling; housing and the built environment the third part looks at discrete areas of practice such as mental health; substance abuse, protection work; health promotion; disability studies; working with men; child welfare and public responsibility. Each chapter begins with an outline of the content and learning outcomes and includes reflective exercises to allow students to reflect on what they have read, review their learning and consolidate their understanding. Time-pressed readers wanting to ‘dip into’ the book for relevant areas can do so but, read from cover to cover, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the key areas of contemporary health and social care practice. It will be particularly helpful for students undertaking health and social care undergraduate and foundation degrees.

Social Policy And Welfare

Author: Mark Walsh
Editor: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748745913
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Social Policy and Welfare is an introductory textbook to the key concepts, issues and historical developments that underpin British social policy. The book includes coverage of both classic themes and debates and the latest New Labour approach to social policy and social welfare provision. Written with the Edexcel Social policy AS/A level specifications in mind, it should be of specific interest to undergraduates studying social policy, sociology, and to health and social care students.

Key Themes In European Social Work

Author: Adrian Adams
Editor: Russell House Pub Limited
ISBN:
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What can we learn about social work - and what is its importance - when viewed from a pan-European perspective? Authors from eight European countries look at their own experiences and set them in the context of what they have learn from making comparisons.

Social Policy

Author: Catherine K. H. S. Mwine
Editor:
ISBN:
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Key Themes And Settings Of Social Work In Estonia

Author: Riina Kiik
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Social Policy In Aotearoa New Zealand

Author: Christine Cheyne
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy in New Zealand including key areas of policy, the history and future of social policy, major theories and concepts and the techniques and processes of policy analysis.In New Zealand social policy has been the subject of vigorous debate and rapid and radical redesign, especially over the last twelve years. This book features many of the key developments of this period.

The Student S Companion To Social Policy

Author: Pete Alcock
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470655658
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The fourth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy maintains the text's inimitable and best-selling approach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it has been extensively updated and revised to take account of recent developments and debates and changing political and economic configurations. Includes an additional five chapter section on the key themes and issues in the development of social policy in the UK since the nineteenth century New to this edition are chapters addressing emergent areas in the discipline, new illustrative material, problem-centred review questions, and a dedicated website Provides students with a 'Companion' which is so comprehensive that it can be used throughout their undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies Meets the needs both of those specializing in social policy or policy-related occupations and the wide range of students studying it as part of other programmes Enhanced by a website available at www.wiley.com/go/alcock4e, featuring student resources including chapter overviews, study questions, videos, resource guides, and more

Anti Social Policy

Author: Peter Squires
Editor:
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Social Policy And The Environment

Author: Meg Huby
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 56,43 MB
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The author argues that the use of environmental resources which this entails results in changes that can alter the ability of other groups of people to ensure their present and future well-being. Inequality between these groups, stemming from unequal distribution of resources and influenced by nationality, age, gender and disability, are often perpetuated by the effects of human activities on the environment. The central themes of need and equity, risk and uncertainty, responsibility and economic groeth that run throughout this book are crucial to the development of ideas about the sustainability of social and environmental change.

Voluntary Action And Social Policy In Northern Ireland

Author: Nicholas Acheson
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ISBN:
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An exploration of the role of the voluntary sector in relation to government in the delivery of public and social services in Northern Ireland and in improving community relations.

Remaking Canadian Social Policy

Author: Jane Pulkingham
Editor: Halifax, N.S. : Fernwood Pub.
ISBN:
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This book critically examines the changing landscape of Canadian social policy that is taking place as a result of the Liberal government's Social Security Review (SSR) and recent budgets. The objective is to provide an alternative venue to the "official" consultation process of the SSR, while at the same time providing input into the rebuilding of Canadian social programs. Major factors that led to the SSR are examined: the role of the Minister of Finance, the fiscal power and moral authority of the federal state in a decentralized nation, globalization and labour market restructuring, the concept of workfare, the impact on women, the role of "popular sector" groups and the future of the welfare state.

European Community Social Policy

Author: Chris Brewster
Editor: Hyperion Books
ISBN:
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Education As Social Policy

Author: Janet Finch
Editor: Addison-Wesley Longman Limited
ISBN:
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Social Policy

Author: Michael Lavalette
Editor: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN:
File Size: 18,60 MB
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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.

Active Social Policies In The Eu

Author: Rik van Berkel
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ISBN:
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There is an increasing emphasis on activation and participation in European social welfare policy. Inclusion through participation makes an important contribution to debates in this area by: reporting on original international comparative research;reflecting on and critically assessing current activating social policies;evaluating the consequences of these policies, as well as challenging the premises they are based on;including the perspectives of service users in its analyses;offering recommendations for the future design of activating social policies.The book will be invaluable for students, lecturers and researchers of social and labour market policies and policy makers.

Social Policy Review 19

Author: Clarke, Karen
Editor: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861349415
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The latest 'Social Policy Review' has been given a new editorial lease of life and has been re-organized to reflect more closely key developments in the UK and internationally. It provides readers with up-to-date information about developments and changes in core UK social policy areas.

Racism Ethnicity And Social Policy

Author: Ian Law
Editor: Harvester Wheatsheaf
ISBN:
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This book presents a careful and clear analysis of the policies implemented and proposed during the 1980s, and examines how they have reshaped the provision of welfare in the UK.

Understanding Research For Social Policy And Practice

Author: Saul Becker
Editor: Associated University Presse
ISBN: 9781861344038
File Size: 19,55 MB
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It is vital for students, policy makers and practitioners engaged in social policy related fields to understand the importance and place of research and how to interpret and use research findings. They also need to know how to effectively carry out and report good quality research of their own. This landmark book, the first of its kind, will enable them to meet all of these challenges. "Understanding research for socail policy and practice" conveys the excitement, importance and methodological diversity of social policy research and provides readers with appropriate knowledge to help them interpret and assess the research of others and to conduct high quality research. It combines lively and informed discussion of key issues, methods and approaches with practical hands-on guidance and advice and shows how and why social policy research should form a key foundation for future policy and practice.The book is essential reading for students of social policy, social work, sociology, criminology, nursing and other applied social sciences; their teachers; and policy makers and practitioners who would like to improve their use of research evidence and conduct research of their own.