This core text book takes social policy back to its basics. Concise, accessible and engaging, each chapter is structured around a key question, such as ‘What Is Social Policy And Why Is It Relevant To You?’, ‘Do You Pay Too...Show More
This core text book takes social policy back to its basics. Concise, accessible and engaging, each chapter is structured around a key question, such as ‘What Is Social Policy And Why Is It Relevant To You?’, ‘Do You Pay Too Much Tax For The Social Policy Benefits You Receive?’ Or ‘Can Social Policy Solve The Problem Of Poverty?’. It breaks the subject down to make it more understandable and relatable to real life so students understand the theory that underpins social policy but also what it actually means in practice.
This is essential reading for students taking an introductory Social Policy module as part of a Social Policy or Social Work degree programme, and anyone else wanting a straight forward guide to connecting the theory with people’s lives.Show Less
Analyses the main competing ideological perspectives which underpin the delivery of social policy
Traces the important processes in social policy formulation (e.g. economic, social and academic)
Incorporates service user perspectives on social policy development
Helps students understand social policy's everyday relevance
1. What Is Social Policy And Why Is It Relevant To You?
2. Which Benefits Do You Receive From Social Policy, And Who Receives The Most Benefits?
3. Why Has Your Cradle To Grave Entitlement To Social Policy Benefits Developed To Exist As It Does Today?
4. Do You Pay Too Much Tax For The Social Policy Benefits You Receive?
5. Can Social Policy Solve The Problem Of Poverty?
6. Should Entitlement To Social Policy Benefits Be Just For Some People Or For Everyone?
7. How Broadly Or Narrowly Should Social Policy Meet Your Welfare Needs?
8. Who Should Provide Social Policies?
9. What Does The Future Hold For Social Policy?
10. How Can Your Ideological Beliefs Make And Change Social Policy?
11. Is Relying On Social Policy Benefits Over A Long Time An Easy Life?
12. Why Is Studying Social Policy Relevant To You?.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
- Economics is Everywhere Daniel Hamermesh
- Hidden Social Work Darren Hill, Nick Frost
- The Age of Migration Hein de Haas, Stephen Castles, Mark J. Miller
- Social Work and the Law Chris Maylea
- Anti-Racist Social Work Gurnam Singh, Shepard Masocha
- Supervision for Mental Health Care Paul Cassedy, Maureen Anderson
- Understanding Public Policy Paul Cairney
- Penology Karen Harrison
- Seeing the Child in Child Protection Social Work Sue Kennedy
- Doing Feminist Research in Political and Social Science Brooke A. Ackerly, Jacqui True
- The Economics of Foreign Exchange and Global Finance Peijie Wang
- Game Theory Jose Luis Ferreira
- Doing a Successful Research Project Martin Davies, Nathan Hughes
- An Economic History of the United States Mark V. Siegler
- Social Policy in Britain P. Alcock, Margaret May
- Capacity and Autonomy Robert Johns
- Youth Justice Jo Staines
- Court and Legal Skills Penny Cooper
- Social Policy Simplified Clive Sealey
- Global Social Policy Kepa Artaraz, Liz Cunningham, Michael Hill
- Critical Issues in Social Work Law Alison Brammer, Jane Boylan
- Practising Social Work Law Suzy Braye, Michael Preston-Shoot
- Safeguarding Adults Alison Brammer, Laura Pritchard-Jones
- Safeguarding Adults Alison Brammer