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Macmillan Higher Education

Social Problems and Social Justice

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Paperback - 9781137603616

22 December 2016

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11 April 2017

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Modern society is beset by a vast range of problems – such as poverty, homelessness and terrorism – that cause immense suffering for a significant number of people. These social problems both reflect and contribute to wider...

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Modern society is beset by a vast range of problems – such as poverty, homelessness and terrorism – that cause immense suffering for a significant number of people. These social problems both reflect and contribute to wider inequalities; consequently, in order to develop a true understanding of them, we must consider the social injustices with which they are inextricably linked.

In this ground-breaking text, Neil Thompson turns his attention to the range of complex issues relating to social problems and social justice, and the relationship between them. With the help of engaging features that have become synonymous with his books, Thompson provides a clear exploration of some key social problems currently challenging us, analysis of the connection between social problems and social justice, and a review of how social policy initiatives to tackle these issues have fared to date.

Innovative and absorbing, Social Problems and Social Justice is essential reading for students and practitioners across a wide range of social science disciplines and the social professions.

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The effects of austerity and cuts to social and health care make this an invaluable read fr any one trying to working with social justice and social problems


This text provides a unique approach that systematically links social policy to social problems

Written by a best-selling and a well-regarded author with over 30 books to his name and a leading figure in promoting equality and antidiscriminatory practice

Chapter 1: Introduction
Part 1: Understanding Social Problems and Social Justice
Chapter 2: Making Sense of Social Problems
Chapter 3: Making Sense of Social Justice
Part 2: Analysing Social Problems and Social Justice
Chapter 4: Poverty, Deprivation and Debt
Chapter 5: Unemployment
Chapter 6: Housing Problems and Homelessness
Chapter 7: Crime and Anti-social Behaviour
Chapter 8: Abuse
Chapter 9: Mental Health Problems
Chapter 10: Problematic drug use
Chapter 11: Terrorism
Chapter 12: Destruction of Habitat
Part 3: Addressing Social Problems and Social Justice
Chapter 13: Efforts to Date
Chapter 14: Future Avenues.
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Professor Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer and developer of online learning resources, with over 39 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities and is currently visiting professor at Wrexham Glyndŵr University in Wales where he is involved in running the MSc Advanced Practice in the Human Services online programme. He also runs the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an online learning community and tutorial group for people professionals. Connect with Neil online at www.neilthompson.info.

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Professor Neil Thompson is a highly respected writer and developer of online learning resources, with over 39 years' experience in the people professions. He has held full or honorary professorships at four UK universities and is currently visiting professor at Wrexham Glyndŵr University in Wales where he is involved in running the MSc Advanced Practice in the Human Services online programme. He also runs the Avenue Professional Development Programme, an online learning community and tutorial group for people professionals. Connect with Neil online at www.neilthompson.info.

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