Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781447313922 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447313915 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only

Introduction to Social Policy Analysis

Illuminating Welfare Issues

Stephen Sinclair

Introduction to Social Policy Analysis

Stephen Sinclair

Distributed for Bristol University Press

208 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2016
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781447313922 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781447313915 Published April 2016 For sale in North and South America only
In a political climate that is ever more focused on austerity and efficiency, it is crucial that those who advocate for, support, and implement social policy know how to analyze it and understand its effects, successes, and failures. This volume offers a clear introduction to social policy analysis, starting from the question of why social policy analysis is worthwhile, then moving on to how it can be used to consider approaches to a wide range of social welfare issues.
Contents
Acknowledgements
1. Analysing Social Policies
2. What Is a ‘Social Problem’?  The Social Construction of Welfare
3. Who Benefits from Welfare? The Social Division of Welfare
4. Who is a Member of Society? Social Inclusion and Exclusion
5. What Causes Social Inequality? Social Closure
6. Why are People so Mistaken about Welfare? Myth
Conclusion: What is the Point of Social Policy?
Review Quotes
Citizen’s Income Newsletter
“This well-organized and comprehensible book by a seasoned teacher of social policy analysis will be of enormous benefit to teachers, students, researchers, and social policy practitioners.”
Daniel Béland, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Canada
“Instead of duplicating existing introductions, this concise book offers a truly personal and well-written discussion of key concepts that help readers grasp the nature of contemporary social policy analysis.”
Peter Taylor-Gooby, University of Kent at Canterbury
“The great strength of this book is that it shows that social policy is a matter of politics and morality rather than technical solutions.”
Adrian Sinfield, University of Edinburgh
“Analyzing the subject in its challenging context, Sinclair engages the reader by freeing social policy from its service-straitjacket.”
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