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by Ken Blakemore
This revised second edition builds on the strengths of the original book to offer a comprehensive overview of current developments in social policy and welfare. It offers a valuable entry-point for students at a variety of levels (Access to Higher Education, first and second level degree courses, or postgraduate diploma). It also provides a survey of the welfare scene for practitioners and professionals in such fields as health, medicine and nursing, housing, personal social services and counselling, education, law and criminology. There are new chapters on employment policy and on the impact of devolution and the European Union on social policy in the UK. Discussion of major policy themes (power and decision making, paying for welfare, social control, the role of the professions) is combined with analysis of particular areas of social policy. There are separate chapters on social security and poverty, education, employment, health, housing and environment, social care, and devolution, as well as on the history and principles of social policy. The structure of the original book has been retained, with numerous study aids presented throughout. In order to consolidate learning and to develop a critical approach, each chapter concludes with a list of key terms and concepts and suggestions for further reading.
Open Univ Pr; 2 edition (March 1, 2003)
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