Book Title : Making of Social Policy in Britain

making of social policy in britain

Release Date : 2006-02-15
ISBN Code : 0826480624
Book Author : Kathleen Jones
Book Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 288

Book Summary :

This third edition takes the analysis of social policy into the time of the Blair government, offering new perspectives on the search for solutions to the problems of poverty, sickness, crime, squalor and poor educaitonal standards.

Book Title : Social Policy in Britain

social policy in britain

Release Date : 2014-03-11
ISBN Code : 9781137314642
Book Author : Pete Alcock
Book Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages : 360

Book Summary :

In this timely revision of his best-selling introductory textbook, Pete Alcock has been joined by Margaret May to bring you an essential up-to-date guide on social policy. Continuing the accessible approach of the previous editions, Social Policy in Britain explores the major topics of social policy in a clear and digestible way. By breaking down the complexities behind policy developments and their outcomes, it demonstrates the relationship between core areas of policy and the society we live in. Building on the success of previous editions, this book: • incorporates the latest policy changes, research evidence and debates in the field • includes coverage of devolved policy making in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland • offers a clearly structured guide for study that is packed with engaging learning features. Written by two authorities in the field, this is the leading textbook on social policy for students studying at all levels.

Book Title : Social Policy in Britain

social policy in britain

Release Date : 2008
ISBN Code : 0230551580
Book Author : Peter Alcock
Book Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
Total Pages : 328

Book Summary :

Making a complex subject very approachable, this is an essential resource for any student needing to understand social policy in Britain today.

Book Title : British Social Policy

british social policy

Release Date : 2007-01-05
ISBN Code : 9781405152440
Book Author : Howard Glennerster
Book Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages : 336

Book Summary :

This is a new edition of one of the most widely used texts on the history of social policy in Britain. Covering the period from the end of the Second World War to the present day, Howard Glennerster focuses on the Welfare State to explore the myths that have shaped popular conceptions of social policy, and which continue to dominate current debates. From the earliest days of the Welfare State, to New Labour's reform commitments for the new century, Glennerster concludes that social policy can only ever be understood in the context of the political and economic concerns of the time. For this third edition the author provides a new final chapter covering New Labour's policy in the twenty-first century and updates the book's earlier chapters, tables, charts, and select bibliography.

Book Title : Think Tanks Social Democracy and Social Policy

think tanks social democracy and social policy

Release Date : 2012-03-13
ISBN Code : 9780230368545
Book Author : H. Pautz
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 231

Book Summary :

An analysis of think-tanks in Britain and Germany and their role in the re-making of the British Labour party and Germany's Social Democrats as 'Third Way' parties. The part that think-tanks played in the creation of the the 'workfare state' in the 1990s and 2000s is also explored in this book.

Book Title : Making Social Policy Work

making social policy work

Release Date : 2007
ISBN Code : 1861349572
Book Author : John Hills
Book Publisher : Policy Press
Total Pages : 286

Book Summary :

The essays in this collection have been specially written in honour of the 70th birthday of Howard Glennerster whose work is concerned not only with the theoretical, historical and political foundations of social policies but, crucially, with how they work in practice.

Book Title : Muslims in Britain

muslims in britain

Release Date : 2012-06-14
ISBN Code : 9781136327513
Book Author : Waqar Ahmad
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 208

Book Summary :

The management of social, religious and ethnic diversity is a key social policy concern in Britain, and Muslims in particular have become a focus of attention in recent years. This timely and topical volume examines the position of Muslims in Britain and how they are changing and making social, political and religious space. With contributions from world renowned scholars on British Muslims and from policy makers writing on issues of concern to Muslims and others alike, the book explores how British Muslims are changing social and religious spaces such as mosques and the role of women, engaging in politics, creating media and other resources, and thus developing new perspectives on Islam and transforming Muslim society from within. Chapters cover issues of religion and politics, Britishness, governance, parallel lives, gender issues, religion in civic space, ethnicity, and inter ethnic and religious relations, as well as the role of intellectuals, chaplains and activists in reforming Islam and renovating the British political landscape. Providing a broad and comprehensive examination of the key issues surrounding Muslims in the UK, this book will be a valuable resource for students, lecturers and researchers in sociology, social policy, geography, politics, Islamic studies and other related disciplines.

Book Title : Inferior Politics

inferior politics

Release Date : 2009-10-08
ISBN Code : 9780198201526
Book Author : Joanna Innes
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 364

Book Summary :

Inferior Politics explores how social policy was created in Britain in a period when central government was not active in making it. Despite the lack of consensus, there was a lively and inclusive 'politics' of social policy-making, in which 'inferior' officers of government (what we might call 'local authorities') figured prominently.

Book Title : British Social Policy Since 1945

british social policy since 1945

Release Date : 2000-11-16
ISBN Code : 0631220224
Book Author : Howard Glennerster
Book Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages : 272

Book Summary :

This new edition of one of the key texts on the history of social policy has been completely updated and amended and now includes a completely new chapter on changes since the 1997 General Election, further information on the Thatcher years, and more cross-country comparisons.

Book Title : Voluntary Organisations and Social Policy in Britain

voluntary organisations and social policy in britain

Release Date : 2000-12-06
ISBN Code : 9780230802247
Book Author : Margaret Harris
Book Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

The last two decades of the twentieth century saw the most fundamental changes in British social policy since the creation of the welfare state in the 1940s. From Margaret Thatcher's radical reassessment of the role of the state to Tony Blair's 'Third Way', the voluntary sector has been at the heart of these changes. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, voluntary organisations have been cast in leading roles on the social policy stage. They are expected to make key contributions to countering social exclusion; to regenerating communities; to providing social housing and welfare services; to promoting international aid and development; and to developing and sustaining democratic participation and the active community. But how are voluntary sector organisations grappling with the implications of their new, expanded role? How is their relationship with the state changing in practice? This book, which has its origins in an international conference of leading academics in the field, provides answers to these pressing questions. It analyses the numerous and complex ways in which the formulation and implementation of social policy is dependent on the contributions of the voluntary sector. It discusses the impact of the new policy environment on voluntary organisations. And it suggests that the successful implementation of social policy requires government to acknowledge and nurture the distinctive features and contributions of voluntary sector organisations. Voluntary Organisations and Social Policy in Britain is essential reading not only for the many people studying, working in or working with the voluntary sector in Britain but also for anyone who is interested in the formulation and implementation of social policy.

Book Title : The Health of Nations

the health of nations

Release Date : 1993
ISBN Code : 0801427614
Book Author : Lawrence R. Jacobs
Book Publisher : Cornell University Press
Total Pages : 259

Book Summary :

"Now that health care policy is again at the top of the U.S. political agenda, this book offers a timely analysis of forces that may help to shape what politicians in Washington, D.C., choose to do. Jacobs is to be commended for his pioneering explanations of the interactions of public opinion, institutional arrangements, and elite decisions in the making of national social policies. While his formulations will arouse controversy as well as simple agreement, they are sure to receive wide notice. And deservedly so."--Theda Skocpol, Harvard University

Book Title : Introducing Social Policy

introducing social policy

Release Date : 2014-06-06
ISBN Code : 9781317864561
Book Author : Cliff Alcock
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 576

Book Summary :

The completely revised second edition of this highly respected textbook provides a comprehensive yet digestible and accessible introduction to the theoretical foundations, development and crucial areas of contemporary concern in social policy and welfare. Fully up to date, it provides a concise but thorough overview of the context for the provision of social welfare in contemporary Britain and beyond. Providing an integrated framework to highlight the relationships between theory, policy and practice, Introducing Social Policy examines social policy from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It therefore encourages a broad understanding of the importance of the subject within social policy itself, as well in social work, healthcare, education and beyond.

Book Title : The Making of a Welfare Class

the making of a welfare class

Release Date : 2000
ISBN Code : 9781861342355
Book Author : Robert Walker
Book Publisher : Policy Press
Total Pages : 350

Book Summary :

The book also provides an account of social and policy developments in Britain in the last third of the 20th century and a synopsis account of the main socio-economic and political developments. A glossary of technical terms is included.

Book Title : The Student s Companion to Social Policy

the student s companion to social policy

Release Date : 2016-07-11
ISBN Code : 9781118965948
Book Author : Pete Alcock
Book Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 600

Book Summary :

This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Student’s Companion to Social Policy charts the latest developments, research, challenges, and controversies in the field in a concise, authoritative format. Provides students with the analytical base from which to investigate and evaluate key concepts, perspectives, policies, and outcomes at national and international levels Features a new section on devolution and social policy in the UK; enhanced discussion of international and comparative issues; and new coverage of ‘nudge’-based policies, austerity politics, sustainable welfare, working age conditionality, social movements, policy learning and transfer, and social policy in the BRIC countries Offers essential information for anyone studying social policy, from undergraduates on introductory courses to those pursuing postgraduate or professional programmes Accompanied by updated online resources to support independent learning and skill development with chapter overviews, study questions, guides to key sources and career opportunities, a key term glossary, and more Written by a team of experts working at the forefront of social policy

Book Title : Immigration and Social Policy in Britain

immigration and social policy in britain

Release Date : 2013-10-11
ISBN Code : 9781136445736
Book Author : Catherine Jones
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 304

Book Summary :

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1977 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Book Title : British Immigration Policy Since 1939

british immigration policy since 1939

Release Date : 2002-11-01
ISBN Code : 9781134776627
Book Author : Ian R.G. Spencer
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 224

Book Summary :

This is the first survey of British immigration policy to include both its pre-World War Two origins and its development after the crucial 1962 Commonwealth Immigrants Act. It is an accessible introduction to a subject of increasing popularity with students and academics. It also integrates the results of extensive archival research. Offering a different perspective to sociological approaches, British Immigration Policy since 1939 will be of interest to historians, political scientists, and those studying public and social policy.

Book Title : Policy transfer and British social policy

policy transfer and british social policy

Release Date : 2000
ISBN Code : 0335199925
Book Author : David P. Dolowitz
Book Publisher : Open Univ Pr
Total Pages : 146

Book Summary :

Over the past twenty years the British State has undergone fundamental transformations in most areas of public policy, particularly those associated with social policy - welfare, health, education, and law and order. The purpose of this book is to develop and use a model of policy transfer to illustrate how many of the recent changes in British public policy can be traced directly to the process of policy transfer, particularly policy transfer between the United States and Britain. It introduces and illustrates the concept of policy transfer through a selection of case studies, demonstrating its role in the development of particular policy areas, each of which involve different processes, actors and implications. At the same time, each case study also reveals the serious problems in adapting 'foreign' models to their new settings.

Book Title : Developments in British Public Policy

developments in british public policy

Release Date : 2005-10-18
ISBN Code : 9781848606029
Book Author : Peter Dorey
Book Publisher : SAGE
Total Pages : 264

Book Summary :

What have been the defining characteristics, trends and changes of Britain's post-war public policy? Developments in British Public Policy provides a comprehensive review of all the key public policy sectors in contemporary British Politics today. Each chapter is written by a leading authority on each policy sector, and includes definitions of key terms, examples and case studies, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading. It will be essential reading for all students of contemporary British public policy and will serve as an ideal companion to Policy-Making in Britain: An Introduction.

Book Title : Modern Social Politics in Britain and Sweden

modern social politics in britain and sweden

Release Date : 2010-03-01
ISBN Code : 9781907301001
Book Author : Hugh Heclo
Book Publisher : ECPR Press
Total Pages : 374

Book Summary :

Modern Social Politics in Britain and Sweden was the winner of the 1974 Woodrow Wilson Foundation Book Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs. “[Heclo] painstakingly analyses the evolution of income maintenance policies over the past 100 years in Britain and Sweden in an effort to explain why these policies evolved as they did. He thus poses a question of fundamental importance to both policy and political science and he produces an answer which is neither obvious nor dramatic but which is original, discriminating, and persuasive. His book is an unusually judicious combination of political theory, historical research, comparative method, and policy analysis. And not to be overlooked is the fact that all this is expressed in a crisp, literate prose style, of the sort which has unfortunately become, somewhat rare in our profession. Modern Social Politics represents a major contribution to the discipline on not one but several fronts and stands as a model of how political scientists can tease out of history answers to the question: why?” Samuel P. Huntington, Chairman of the Award Committee

Book Title : In The Name of Liberalism

in the name of liberalism

Release Date : 1999-09-02
ISBN Code : 0191522619
Book Author : Desmond King
Book Publisher : OUP Oxford
Total Pages : 354

Book Summary :

Why have British and North American governments adopted illiberal social policies during this century? In the Name of Liberalism investigates examples of social policy in Britain and the United States that conflict with liberal democratic ideals. The book examines the use of eugenic arguments in the 1920s and 1930s, the use of work camps in the 1930s as a response to mass unemployment and the introduction of work-for-welfare programs since the 1980s. The book argues that existing accounts of American and British political development neglect how illiberal social policies are intertwined in the creation of modern liberal democratic institutions. Such policies are, paradoxically, justified in terms of the liberal democratic framework itself. In the light of the books research, the author suggests that there is a need to know more about the internal workings of democracies to justify the claim that liberal democracy represents the most attractive set of political institutions.