An introduction to the concepts and themes underlying the provision of social welfare, this book draws material from sociology, political theory, economics and public and social administration. It looks at such aspects as the nature of social policy and strategies for social welfare.
"Social Policy: Themes and Approaches" is a thematic introduction to the concepts underlying the provision of social welfare and the processes by which welfare is organised and delivered. Drawing on materials from a range of disciplines, including sociology, political theory, economic, public and social administration, the book introduces the student to the vocabulary of the subject and the main debates,. It therefore prepares them for a better understanding of material set in the context of particular countries, services or professional fields.
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Preface: The Study of Social Policy. UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL POLICY. 1. The Nature of Social Policy. 2. The Social Context of Welfare. 3. Problems and Responses. 4. Welfare Strategies. 5. Explaining Social Policies. 6. Welfare States. PROCESS: THE ORGANISATION AND DELIVERY OF WELFARE. 7. The Policy Process. 8. Delivering Welfare. 9. The Organisations of Welfare. 10. Providing Services. 11. The Demand for Services. 12. Receiving Welfare. 13. Comparing Welfare Systems. RESEARCH AND EVALUATION IN SOCIAL POLICY. 14. Research for Policy. 15. Evaluating Social Policy. Appendices
Social Policy by Paul Spicker
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