Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy (Understanding Welfare: Social Issues) (Hardcover)

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Demonstrating the relevance of theory to political and policy debates and practice, this lively and accessible second edition helps students to grasp the real-life implications of social policy theory. It considers contemporary shifts in welfare ideologies in the context of global austerity and the UK Coalition and Conservative governments (2010 onwards). Updated with a new chapter on critical debates around disability, sexuality and the environment, this edition also includes fresh reflections on migration, as well as updated discussions on social security conditionality, resilience, social justice and human rights. Key features include: - real-life examples from UK and international politics and policy to explain and illuminate the significance of social policy theory; - key questions for student reflection and engagement; - and bulleted chapter summaries and annotated further readings at the end of every chapter. This new edition is a dynamic, engaging and valuable introduction to the key theoretical perspectives and concepts deployed in social policy.

About the Author

Ruth Lister is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University and a member of the House of Lords. Kate Brown is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Criminology at the University of York. Ruth Patrick is Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of York.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781447338239
ISBN-10: 1447338235
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2024
Language: English
Series: Understanding Welfare: Social Issues