Understanding Social Problems, Policies, and Programs

Author: Leon H. Ginsberg

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570035814

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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In this fourth edition of a social work standard, Leon Ginsberg and Julie Miller-Cribbs offer an updated version of the text that has introduced thousands of social work students to the defining policies and procedures of the profession. Concise yet comprehensive, the volume surveys the span of social welfare history, explains the elements of social welfare policy education, and describes the impact of executive, legislative, and judicial initiatives on the delivery of social services.
Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy

Author: Ruth Lister

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861347930

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

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A central theme of this lively and accessible text is that theory helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. The book combines an in-depth exploration of selected theoretical perspectives and concepts with the student-friendly format of the Understanding Welfare series. The author uses diverse examples from contemporary social policy to help theoretical arguments come alive. It should provide a key text for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates and postgraduates in social policy and related subjects, as well as their teachers.
Understanding the Environment and Social Policy

Author: Tony Fitzpatrick

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847423795

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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"Tony Fitzpatrick has assembled a very thoughtful collection of chapters which examine the various ways in which social and environmental concerns intersect with one another. At a very general level, sustainability offers a neat and tidy way to reconcile them. But as this book, sustainability offers neat and tidy way to reconcile them. But as this book usefully revels, in practice they interact in ways that are far from straightforward. "Professor Andrew Jordan, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia "The intersection of social policy and environmental policy is strategically and morally vital yet has remained a strangely neglected area. No longer. This comprehensive book covers real world challenges, sustainable ethics, a host of applied policy issues, and some bigger questions about the possibility of a green welfare state." Ian Gough, Emeritus Professor, University of Bath Environmental issues are central to the social and political reforms of the 21st century. Bringing together leading experts, this textbook explorers the social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, the book reviews the current strategies and provides a critique of proposed future developments. Understanding the environment and social policy guides the reader through the subject in an accessible way using chapter summaries, further reading, recommended websites, a glossary and questions for discussion. Providing a much-needed overview of environmentalism and social policy, the book will be invaluable reading for students, teachers, activits, practitioners and policy markers.
Understanding crime and social policy

Author: Emma Wincup

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847424990

Category: Political Science

Page: 182

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This book explores the relationship between crime and social policy from both a theoretical and empirical approach. Analyzing various governmental policies, Emma Wincup reflects upon the multiplicity of influences that shape the formulation of crime control policies, the changing nature of government, and the enhanced role of the welfare state in addressing crime. Utilizing a host of policy examples, she offers a thorough look at the close connections—and occasional tensions—between crime reduction and social policy agendas.
Understanding Global Social Policy

Author: Yeates, Nicola

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447358039

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

View: 924

The third edition of this leading textbook offers a contemporary, lively and accessible overview of international actors and social policy formation, identifying key issues, debates and priorities for action in social policy across the Global South and North.
Understanding Social Welfare Movements

Author: Annetts, Jason

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847420966

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Contemporary social policy has never been more vigorously contested. Issues range from single-issue campaigns over housing, social care, hospital closures through to organised movements around disability, environment, health and education. However, the historical and contemporary role played by social movements in shaping social welfare has too often been neglected in standard social policy texts. Understanding social welfare movements is the first text to bring together social policy and social movement studies. Using actual case studies and written in an accessible and engaging style, it will attract a wide readership of undergraduate and postgraduate students, higher education teachers and researchers, stakeholders and activists. Introductory chapters examine the historical and theoretical relationship between state welfare and social movements. Subsequent chapters outline the historical contribution of various social movements to the creation of the welfare state relating to Beveridge's 'five giants' of idleness, ignorance, squalor, illness and want. The book then examines the contemporary challenge posed by 'new social movements' in relation to the family, discrimination, environment, and global social justice. The book provides a timely and much needed overview of the changing nature of social welfare as it has been shaped by the demands of social movements.
Understanding Social Work

Author: Neil Thompson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781352009736

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Focusing on the challenges of achieving good practice, this popular textbook reflects recent developments in social work within the context of contemporary society, law and policy. Getting to the heart of what this profession is all about, Understanding Social Work continues to offer an excellent foundation for readers wanting a better understanding of the social work role. What is social work? How is it carried out? What skills does it require? New to this edition: - Updates include new material on the importance of social media, resilience, the impact of austerity, rising case-loads, and the increase pressure on social workers Accompanying online resources for this title can be found at bloomsburyonlineresources.com/the-effective-social-worker. These resources are designed to support teaching and learning when using this textbook and are available at no extra cost.
Understanding the Policy Process

Author: Hudson, John

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847422675

Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 800

This book draws on the latest and best social science to explain how and why social policy change occurs. Focusing on the policy making process as the key to change, it uses core concepts of policy analysis, one in each chapter, to build up a fully worked explanation of social policy change and to equip readers with knowledge that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy and public and social policy more generally. This second edition of the book updates the bestselling first edition for the post-Blair era with international case studies from numerous countries."Understanding the policy process":·[vbTab]introduces the main themes of the policy analysis literature;·[vbTab]demonstrates the centrality of the policy making process to an understanding of the operational possibilities and limits of social policy;·[vbTab]takes account of macro-, meso- and micro-level approaches to social policy analysis;·[vbTab]uses clear explanations of key concepts, up-to-date illustrative case studies and examples to increase students' understanding of the theory and practice of policy analysis;·[vbTab]uses a comparative approach.
Understanding Social Exclusion

Author: Phil Agulnik

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199251940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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This text explores the issue of social exclusion, considering its measurement, main determinants, and ways in which it may be reduced. The editors show how a focus on the topic may alter the relevant policy questions by fostering debate in government.
Understanding Housing Policy

Author: Brian Lund

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847426314

Category: Political Science

Page: 354

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What are the major housing problems in contemporary Britain? How effective are the policies designed to tackle these problems? These are the central questions this book sets out to answer, using a critical approach to identifying housing problems and the formation of policy.Understanding housing policy is an up-to-date text on a rapidly changing policy field written by an author with extensive experience in implementing housing policy. The second edition of this best-selling text has been completely revised and includes a new chapter on the political processes involved in the construction and delivery of housing policies. In addition, the new edition: reviews theoretical perspectives helpful in understanding the normative dimensions of housing policy; examines explanations of policy development and implementation processes; explores the development of housing policy in the United Kingdom; contains a chapter on comparative housing policy; examines a number of contemporary housing problems: affordability; homelessness; low demand and neighbourhood deprivation; overcrowding; multi-occupation; 'decent' homes and 'sustainable' housing. devotes a chapter to the relationship between housing and social justice; includes an assessment of the impact of New Labour's housing policies and the policy orientation of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition. For more detailed information on this title, please go to the author's website http://housingpolicy.moonfruit.com