Social Policy

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John Baldock
Oxford University Press, 1999 - Political Science - 594 pages
Social Policy is a major new textbook designed for use by undergraduates on social policy, social work, and sociology courses, and by students on vocational training courses, including those leading to postgraduate qualifications. The volume covers all the main areas of social policy in twenty-one chapters, each written by an expert in the field. Readers are introduced to the key evidence and the main questions about social policy and welfare systems. A central objective of the book is to show how social research can informsocial policy debates. The book focuses mainly on social policy in the United Kingdom, but frequent comparisons are drawn with developments elsewhere in the European Union and in the United States. All the key terms used in the study of social policy are explained and readers are guided to further reading. The chapters are written in a non-technical way, and accessible and topical examples are highlighted in special boxes. There are numerous tables and figures and the overall presentation isdesigned to be user-friendly. Social Policy offers a comprehensive account of current developments in social policy as well as providing students with the facts and the theoretical knowledge they will need to reach their own judgements in a rapidly developing field.

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Social Policy and Social Welfare Systems
3
Welfare Ideology and Social
4
Work Employment and
7
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John Baldock is Reader in Social Policy and Administration in the Department of Social and Public Policy and Social Work, University of Kent at CanterburyNick Manning is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of NottinghamStewart Miller is Lecturer in the Department of Social and Public Policy and Social Work at the University of Kent at CanterburySarah Vickerstaff is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social and Public Policy and Social Work at the University of Kent at Canterbury

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