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Social policy

Author: Hartley Dean
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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Hartley Dean explains the extraordinary scope and importance of social policy. Introducing social policy as a broadly conceived study of human wellbeing, this extensively updated third edition  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Dean, Hartley, 1949-
Social policy.
Cambridge, UK ; Medford, MA : Polity Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018019537
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hartley Dean
ISBN: 9781509524099 1509524096
OCLC Number: 1035297952
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Table of Contents; Figure, Tables and Boxes; Figure; Tables; Boxes; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1: What is Social Policy?; Hey, Big Spender!; Butterflies versus Magpies; Who Cares?; A Good Life; Intermediate human needs satisfiers; Summary; 2: Where did it Come From?; From Barbarianism to Civilization?; The Making of Capitalism; The Taming of Capitalism; The transition from Poor Laws to incipient welfare states; Welfare and Ideology; Summary; 3: Why on Earth does it Matter?; The Threat of Globalization?; Globalization 'camps'; Human population growth and its impact; Welfare Regimes Ecology and Human WelfareGlobal Social Policy; Summary; 4: What does Human Wellbeing Entail?; Health and Education; Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to health and education; Income Maintenance and Employment; Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to income; Housing and the Environment; Sustainable Development Goals and targets relating to housing and the environment; The 'Personal' Social Services; Summary; 5: Who Gets What?; Sharing Public Goods; Where's the Money?; Principles of Distribution; How does it All Pan Out?; Summary; 6: Who's in Control? The Problem of PowerPerspectives on powerlessness; Street-Level Organization and Local Governance; The Nation State and the Policy Process; Regional Governance; Summary; 7: What's the Trouble with Human Society?; Diversity and Difference; Associated diversities; Class and Identity; Inequality and Exclusion; Social Change and the Life Course; Fluid families; Summary; 8: Can Social Policy Solve Social Problems?; The (De-)construction of Social Problems; The Righting of Wrongs; Blaming the Victim; Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour; Summary; 9: How are the Times a-Changing?; The Crisis of Welfare New Perspectives in Social PolicyWelfare Pluralism and New Managerialism; The evolving face of new public managerialism: the process of marketization; The evolving face of new public managerialism: the process of modernization; Post-Modernity and 'Risk Society'; Summary; 10: Where is Social Policy Going?; Austerian liberalism; An Anti-Capitalist Agenda; Unprincipled Populism; Ameliorative Social Investment; Summary and Conclusion; References; Index; End User License Agreement
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