Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447316091 Published May 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447316107 Published May 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Social Policy

Theory and Practice - Third Edition

Paul Spicker

Paul Spicker

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

384 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2014
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9781447316091 Published May 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781447316107 Published May 2014 For sale in North and South America only
This fully revised, updated, and extended edition of a bestselling social policy textbook lays out the architecture of social policy as a field of study, combining theoretical discussions with discussions of social policy in practice. Paul Spicker provides readers with a sense of the scope, range, and purpose of social policy studies and helps foster a critical awareness of the problems that can beset it. He explains what social policy is and why it matters, looks at policy in a social context, considers the role of the state and social services in the larger public, and explores issues in administration and service delivery, all while surveying various methods and approaches to social policy studies. This third edition is the only general book on social policy written to meet the needs of an international readership. 
Contents

Introduction: the nature of social policy
Part 1: Social policy and society
   Welfare in society
   Inequalities
   Problems and responses
   Needs and welfare
   Indicators - quantifying social issues
Part 2: Policy Public policy
   Welfare states
   Principles and values
   Strategies for welfare
   Policy in practice
Part 3: Social administration:The organisation and delivery of welfare
   Welfare sectors
   The organisation of public services
   Value for money
  Service delivery
   Receiving welfare
   The administrative process
Part 4: The methods and approaches of social policy
   Research for policy
   Evidence and policy
   Social policy for practice

 

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