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Social Policy in Britain (4th Edition)

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25 March 2014

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11 March 2014

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In this fourth edition of the best-selling core introductory textbook, Pete Alcock and Margaret May provide an essential up-to-date guide on social policy. Continuing with the unbeaten narrative style and accessible approach...

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In this fourth edition of the best-selling core introductory textbook, Pete Alcock and Margaret May provide an essential up-to-date guide on social policy. Continuing with the unbeaten narrative style and accessible approach of the previous editions, the authors explore the major topics of social policy in a clear and digestible way. By breaking down the complexities behind policy developments and their outcomes, it demonstrates the relationship between core areas of policy and the society we live in. 

Engaging, accessible and comprehensive, this is the ideal book for introductory courses on Social Policy and the perfect companion for practitioners who need to keep up to date and informed about the latest developments in the field.

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Incorporates the latest policy changes, research evidence and debates in the field

Includes coverage of devolved policy making in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Offers a clearly structured study guide packed with engaging learning features

Written by leading experts in Social Policy

PART I: WELFARE SERVICES 1. Social Security
2. Education
3. Health
4. Housing
5. Social Services
6. Employment
PART II: STRUCTURE 7. The State
8. The Market
9. The Voluntary Sector
10. Informal Welfare
PART III: CONTEXT 11. Ideologies of Welfare
12. Economic Development
13. International and European Influences
14. Devolution and Local Control
PART IV: ISSUES 15. Social Divisions
16. Paying for Welfare
17. Delivering Welfare
18. The Future of Social Policy.
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Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of ESRC Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Margaret May is Honorary Fellow at the School of Social Policy at University of Birmingham, UK. Previously, she was Departmental Learning and Teaching Facilitator at London Metropolitan University.

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Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Director of ESRC Third Sector Research Centre at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Margaret May is Honorary Fellow at the School of Social Policy at University of Birmingham, UK. Previously, she was Departmental Learning and Teaching Facilitator at London Metropolitan University.

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