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Social Policy Theories, Concepts and Issues

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ISBN-10: 1412901715

ISBN-13: 9781412901710

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Lavalette, Alan Pratt

List price: $57.00
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The Third Edition of this widely adopted textbook has been thoroughly revised and offers an authoritative and up-to-date coverage of the key theories, concepts, and issues in social policy. This lively and readable text has been designed to provide students with the essential tools to gain a clear understanding of the main theoretical debates surrounding the discipline. The book is organized into three sections: Section One offers a detailed but accessible critique of major theoretical approaches such as neo-liberalism, Marxism, feminism and racism; Section Two explores conceptual debates such as distributive justice and postmodernism; Section Three engages with contemporary social…    
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Limited
Publication date: 12/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Theoretical Approaches
Neo-Liberalism and Social Policy
Towards a 'New' Social Democracy
Marxism and Welfarism
Feminist Critiques of Social Policy
Racism and Social Policy
Conceptual Debates In Social Policy
Distributive Justice and Social Policy
Citizenship, Social Solidarity and Social Policy
Cultural Turns, Post-Structuralism and Social Policy
Living in a Material World
Postmodernism and Social Policy
Some Contemporary Social Policy Issues
Children, Social Policy and the State
The Dichotomy of Care and Control
'Demographic Time Bomb', or 'Apocalyptic Demography'
The Great Pensions Debate
Social Policy and the Politics of Food
Wage Supplementation, Social Policy and the State
From then Old Poor Law to New Labour
New Labour and the Management of Welfare
Globalization and Social Policy