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This new edition of an acclaimed undergraduate text offers both a critical commentary on the core areas of social policy in Britain - particularly as they have developed under the auspices of the New Labour government - and an appraisal of the key ideas currently informing British welfare policy. It thus combines discussion of staple topics with original arguments about the new shape of social policy at the start of the twenty-first century. All the chapters are freshly commissioned by the highly regarded editors.


Description

This new edition of an acclaimed undergraduate text offers both a critical commentary on the core areas of social policy in Britain - particularly as they have developed under the auspices of the New Labour government - and an appraisal of the key ideas currently informing British welfare policy. It thus combines discussion of staple topics with original arguments about the new shape of social policy at the start of the twenty-first century. All the chapters are freshly commissioned by the highly regarded editors.


Reviews

Reviews of the first edition:

'this book provides a clear guide to the issues raised in a debate that looks set to continue for another quarter-century.' - Rudolf Klein, Health Service Journal

'an excellent social policy text, impressive in its scope and standard..' - Derek Kirton, British Journal of Social Work


Contents

Introduction; Nick Ellison and Chris Pierson
PART ONE: THEMES AND DEBATES IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL POLICY
Globalisation and Social Policy; P.Cerny and M.Evans
Governance and the Welfare State; B.G.Peters
Social Exclusion; S.MacGregor
Responsibilities and Rights: The Changing Balance; J.Lewis
'Difference' and Social Policy; G.Lewis
PART TWO: EVALUATING NEW LABOUR'S SOCIAL POLICY
Employment Policy; D.Finn
Social Security Policy; A.Deacon
Housing Policy; J. Ford
Urban Policy; R. Atkinson
Education Policy; K. J. Brehony and R.Deem
Health Policies; C.Glendinning
Community Care or Independent Living?; J.Morris
Criminal Justice Policy; T.Newburn
Transport Policy; M.Page
PART THREE: NEW CHALLENGES FOR WELARE: SOCIAL POLICY IN A NEW CENTURY
Paying for Welfare; S.Regan
The European Union and British Social Policy; R.Geyer
Information and Communication Technologies and Social Policy; R.Burrows
Environmentalism and Social Policy; T.Fitzpatrick
Genetics and Social Policy; T.Shakespeare
Conclusion; Nick Ellison and Chris Pierson


Authors

Dr NICK ELLISON is Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Durham. His publications include The Transformation of Welfare States ( Routledge 2003) and he is co-editor of Social Policy Review.

CHRISTOPHER PIERSON is Professor of Politics at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Beyond the Welfare State (Polity, 1998), Hard Choices: Social Democracy in the Twenty-first Century and (with Francis G. Castles), The Welfare State Reader (Polity, 2000).