The Short Guide to Social Policy

John Hudson, Stefan Kuhner, and Stuart Lowe

The Short Guide to Social Policy
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John Hudson, Stefan Kuhner, and Stuart Lowe

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9781847420619 Published June 2008 For sale in North and South America only
This introductory text provides a concise introduction to the essentials of social policy, specifically designed for students who are new to the area. It explores the key policy goals, delivery mechanisms and policy dilemmas of the five pillars of welfare and has an international focus, drawing on examples from around the world to illustrate key debates and concepts. It includes a concluding key point summary and detailed guide to further reading in each chapter.Whether studying for a degree in social policy or a single module in the subject area, this guide, written in a clear and accessible style by experienced authors and teachers, will be indispensable reading.
Health & Social Care in the Community
“Of substantial value to anyone seeking to understand the origins and structures of welfare delivery.”
Robert Adams, Teeside University, UK
“This is an ideal source of basic information, covering current debates and controversies and explaining concepts simply without over-simplifying them. It is an excellent introduction to social policy.”
Pobeda Vassileva Loukanova, Institute of Economic Studies, France
“A very well structured text book.”
Martin Powell, University of Birmingham, UK
“This well-written and accessible text steps outside the usual concerns of the UK welfare state to deliver a highly original perspective focusing on key goals, delivery mechanisms, and policy dilemmas. This makes it the ideal introduction and ‘short guide’ to social policy.”
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