Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy

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University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 2013 - Political Science - 392 pages

A consistent bestseller since its publication in 2000, Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy is a one-of-a-kind resource in the fields of political science and social work. Examining current conditions affecting the development of social policies in Canada, this book offers in-depth critical analysis of how these policies first arose and the implications they pose for future policy development.

This new edition of Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy features updated chapters while retaining the first edition's analytical focus on economic globalization, societal pluralization, and social protection. The authors offer fresh considerations of gender relations and families, community agencies and the voluntary sector, as well as the social policy activities of all levels of government in the Canadian federation. Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy will continue to provide the much-needed groundwork for students and policymakers, as well as propose real solutions for the future.

 

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Contents

Social Policy in a Globalizing and Pluralizing
23
Early Developments in Canadian Social Welfare
41
Envisaging and Establishing a System of Social Security
59
Canadian Perspectives
88
Retrenching the Welfare State and Changing
115
Impacts of Eco
138
International Issues and Cana
167
Issues
186
Links
249
Creating a New Policy Agenda and Rebuilding the Social Role
288
Notes
321
Bibliography
331
Author Index
365
Subject Index
373
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About the author (2013)

James J. Rice is an emeritus professor in the School of Social Work at McMaster University.

Michael J. Prince is the Lansdowne professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria.

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