The Short Guide to Social Policy

John Hudson, Stefan Kuhner, and Stuart Lowe

The Short Guide to Social Policy

John Hudson, Stefan Kuhner, and Stuart Lowe

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

152 pages | 5 x 7 3/4 | © 2015
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9781447325680 Published December 2015 For sale in North and South America only
This updated introductory text provides a concise but comprehensive overview of the essentials of social policy. Specifically designed for students who are new to the field, it explores the key policy goals, delivery mechanisms, and policy dilemmas of the five pillars of welfare. The Short Guide to Social Policy also has an international focus, drawing on examples from around the world to illustrate key debates and concepts, and each chapter includes a concluding key point summary and detailed guide to further reading. Complete with a free digital app and written in a clear and accessible style by scholars who are both experienced authors and teachers, this guide will be indispensable reading for every student of social policy.
Contents
Introduction
Social security
Employment
Education
Health
Housing
Other pillars
Conclusion
Review Quotes
Jon Glasby, director of the Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham, UK
“At last, a social policy textbook which builds from the basics to provide a comprehensive overview of the key pillars of the welfare state. Essential reading for all students (and a helpful reminder for those who teach them!).”
Paul Spicker, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen, UK
“An engaging book, which offers students the kind of ‘Cook’s tour’ that only the best teachers have the range and knowledge to deliver.”
Sharon Wright, University of Glasgow, UK
“This is an excellent second edition of a fantastic text, which is accessible, engaging, and pitched perfectly for those new to the subject.”
Martin Powell, University of Birmingham, UK, on the first edition
“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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