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SOCIAL POLICY: An Introduction

Ken Blakemore and Louise Warwick-Booth

SOCIAL POLICY: An Introduction SOCIAL POLICY An Introduction

Ken Blakemore and Louise Warwick-Booth

1495

ISBN 9788131608890
Publication Year 2017
Pages 376 pages
Binding Hardback
Sale Territory South Asia

About the Book

What are social policies? How are social policies created and implemented? Why do certain policies exist? The fourth edition of this highly respected textbook provides a clear and engaging introduction to social policy. The book has been thoroughly updated to include: • Changes in social policy introduced by the Coalition Government • Incorporation of an international perspective throughout, as well as a new chapter: The global social policy environment • Updated pedagogy to stimulate thought and learning • Comprehensive glossary Social Policy is essential reading for students beginning or building on their study of social policy or welfare. The wide-ranging coverage of topics means that the book holds broad appeal for a number of subject areas including health, social policy, criminology, education, social work and sociology.


Contents

• The subject of social policy

• Ideas and concepts in social policy
• The development of social policy in Britain
• The global social policy environment
• The contested boundaries of social policy: the case of criminal justice
• Who gets what? Slicing the welfare cake
• Social policy, politics and social control
• Who makes policy? The example of education
• Work and welfare
• Are professionals good for you? The example of health policy and health professionals
• Utopias and ideals: housing policy and the environment
• Community and social care
• Devolution and social policy
• Conclusion: the future of social policy


About the Author / Editor

Ken Blakemore was a senior lecturer in social policy at Swansea University. He has researched and written widely in several fields of social policy. Louise Warwick-Booth is a principal lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, teaching health policy to a range of student audiences. Louise Warwick-Booth is a principal lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, teaching health policy to a range of student audiences.


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