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Social policy : an introduction.

Author: Kenneth Blakemore; Louise Warwick-Booth
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edition.View all editions and formats
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An overview of developments in social policy and welfare, this text offers chapters on social security, education, health, housing and environment, and community care. The history and principles of British social policy are also included.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Blakemore; Louise Warwick-Booth
ISBN: 9780335246625 0335246621
OCLC Number: 856189438
Notes: Previous edition: 2007.
Description: 496 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: The subject of social policy --
Ideas and concepts in social policy --
The development of social policy in Britain --
The global social policy environment --
The contested boundaries of social policy : the case of criminal justice --
Who gets what? Slicing the welfare cake --
Social policy, politics and social control --
Who makes policy? The example of education --
Work and welfare --
Are professionals good for you? The example of health policy and health professionals --
Utopias and ideals : housing policy and the environment --
Community and social care --
Devolution and social policy --
Conclusion : the future of social policy.

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