Welfare Theory : An Introduction to the Theoretical Debates in Social Policy

Welfare Theory : An Introduction to the Theoretical Debates in Social Policy

Description

What are the concepts and principles that underpin the design and delivery of social policies? This thoroughly revised edition of a trusted text provides an authoritative introduction to the theoretical framework of social policy. Drawing upon the fields of politics, sociology and philosophy, the book offers analysis of the history and relevance of a range of core concepts such as equality, liberty, citizenship and power. It explores key ideologies of welfare, including Marxism, Feminism and the Radical Right, and presents critical perspectives on the nature of society and class. A stimulating combination of classic debates and recent developments in the field, this edition: Features an entirely new chapter on the growing influences of global justice and environmentalism Includes thought-provoking new 'Questions for Further Discussion' at the end of each chapter Addresses fundamental issues in contemporary society such as social exclusion, social division and the nature of happiness. Written in a down-to-earth and engaging style, this major text is essential introductory reading for all students of Social Policy, as well as for any student of Sociology, Politics or Public Policy seeking to understand what is at stake in welfare policies of the 21st century.

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Details

Author(s)
T. Fitzpatrick
Format
Paperback | 264 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234 x 15.24mm | 403g
Publication date
15 Aug 2011
Publisher
MacMillan Education UK
Imprint
Red Globe Press
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition
Revised
Edition Statement
2nd ed. 2011
Illustrations note
264 p.
ISBN10
0230272029
ISBN13
9780230272026
Bestsellers rank
613,474