Understanding Social Citizenship second Edition

Author: Peter Dwyer
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847423283
Release Date: 2010-06-09
Genre: Political Science

"A second edition of this excellent book is most welcome. Dwyer's understanding of social citizenship is second to none and this new edition provides an updated discussion and assessment of all the practical and theoretical issues that students need to know about this important area of study." Nick Ellison, University of Leeds This updated and revised edition of Understanding social citizenship is still the only citizenship textbook written from a social policy perspective. It provides students with an understanding of the concept of citizenship in relation to UK, EU and global welfare institutions; covers a range of philosophical, historical and contemporary welfare debates and issues; explores inclusion and exclusion; combines analysis of competing perspectives with discussion of social policies and uses easy-to-digest text boxes to aid learning and teaching. The revised second edition contains new topical sections on `Cameron's Conservatism', and the expansion of the EU and A8/10 migration in the UK. The book is essential reading for undergraduates in social policy, sociology, social work, politics and citizenship. It will also appeal to A/AS level students and their teachers, and those on access courses, foundation degrees and teacher training courses.

Understanding the Mixed Economy of Welfare

Author: Powell, Martin
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861347596
Release Date: 2007-02-27
Genre: Political Science

Although state provision may have dominated in Britain since 1945, there is a movement towards welfare pluralism - a mixed economy of welfare - involving private, voluntary and informal sectors. This book sheds light on this area of social policy. It shows how the mixed economy of welfare links with important conceptual and policy debates.

Understanding the Policy Process second Edition

Author: Hudson, John
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847422675
Release Date: 2009-03-26
Genre: Political Science

The heart of the Beveridge welfare state is under severe pressure, as forces such as globalisation and technical progress call into question established beliefs about what governments can and should do. This title draws on the latest social science research to explain how and why such policy change occurs.

Welfare Rights and Responsibilities

Author: Peter Dwyer
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861342041
Release Date: 2000-09-27
Genre: Political Science

Government is currently committed to radical reform of the welfare system underpinning social citizenship in Britain. Welfare Rights and Responsibilities is a response to this, focusing on welfare reform and citizenship. Specifically it explores three issues central to citizenship's social element: provision, membership, and the link between welfare rights and responsibilities (conditionality). Welfare Rights and Responsibilities allows the presently marginalised voices of welfare service users to become a valued element in contemporary debates about the extent of social citizenship and the reform of the welfare state. It is therefore important reading for students and teachers of social policy, sociology and politics. It will further appeal to a wider audience of policy makers and professional social workers with an interest in welfare reform/service users accounts.

Corporate Power and Social Policy in a Global Economy

Author: Kevin Farnsworth
ISBN: NWU:35556035073477
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: Social Science

This groundbreaking book investigates and documents corporate influence on social policies at global/regional, national and local levels. It argues that we cannot understand the recent history and present direction of the welfare state unless we focus on the role that business has played in its development.

Discursive Analytical Strategies

Author: Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen
ISBN: 1861344406
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Examining the theories of Foucault, Koselleck, Laclau and Luhmann, the book discusses and combines these theories to suggest new analytical strategies for understanding society.

Social Policy and Citizenship

Author: Adalbert Evers
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199754045
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Political Science

In both Europe and America, the landscape of social policies has undergone fundamental changes in recent decades, especially in endeavors to develop new welfare arrangements. How does this affect citizenship-at-large as defined by the Marshallian triad of personal, democratic, and social rights? Taking nine European countries as case studies, the contributions analyze the ways that citizenship has changed in key areas such as social security, labor market policies, and social services. Other chapters concentrate on the theoretical and conceptual challenges that result from the interrelation of changing social policies with different notions of citizenship. Trends in welfare reform have become harder to interpret. They are no longer about simple reductions in social services and entitlements, or a decline in social citizenship; the terms of debate have shifted. In a postindustrial world, individuals are afforded more mobility, autonomy, and responsibility. Security is being reexamined in light of the new risks stemming from a worldwide knowledge-based economy. Behind the diversity of changes there is a unified agenda taking shape, characterized with concepts like activation, social investments, concerns with inclusion, and the strengthening of links between rights and responsibilities. The contributions in this volume represent an insightful look at the debate between the determination to curb social spending and a new model of an activist state ready to make social investments.

Understanding immigration and refugee policy

Author: Rosemary Sales
Publisher: Policy Pr
ISBN: 1861344511
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

This book provides an essential background to understanding these debates, and questions whether immigration controls can be justified on either ethical or practical grounds.

Evidence Policy and Practice

Author: Jon Glasby
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847422842
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Medical

This edited book provides a hard-hitting and deliberately provocative overview of the relationship between evidence, policy and practice, how policy is implemented and how research can and should influence the policy process. It critiques the notion of 'evidence-based practice', suggesting instead a more inclusive idea of 'knowledge-base practice', based in part on the lived experience of service users. It will be of interest to everyone in health and social care policy, practice and research.

Unmasking Age

Author: Bill Bytheway
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847426178
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

What is age? A simple question but not that easy to answer. 'Unmasking Age' addresses it using data from a series of research projects relating to later life. This is supplemented by material from a range of other sources including diaries and fiction. Drawing on a long career in social research, Bill Bytheway critically examines various methods and discusses ways of uncovering the realities of age.

Youth in Society

Author: Jeremy Roche
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412900247
Release Date: 2004-01-31
Genre: Political Science

Fully revised in order to incorporate policy development, this book brings together a series of readings to encourage critical reflection and thought about how young people's lives and priorities are changing and becoming more diverse. The book will be of value to 'youth' work professionals and students.

Welfare Inequality and Social Citizenship

Author: Daniel Edmiston
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447337461
Release Date: 2018-03-07
Genre: Political Science

Offers a rare and vivid insight into the everyday lives, attitudes and behaviours of the rich as well as the poor across the UK, demonstrating how those marginalised and validated by the existing welfare system make sense of the prevailing socio-political settlement and their own position within it.

Child Welfare and Social Policy

Author: Harry Hendrick
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781861345660
Release Date: 2005-03-16
Genre: Political Science

This book provides an essential one-stop introduction to the key concepts, issues, policies and practices affecting child welfare, with particular emphasis on the changing nature of the relationship between child welfare and social policy. No other book brings together such a wide selection of material to form an attractive and indispensable teaching and learning resource. Child welfare and social policy provides readers with an historical overview of child welfare in England and Wales; high quality contributions from leading authorities in the field; discursive introductions to each section that set individual chapters in the broader context of childhood studies and case study material to bring discussions to life. Key topics covered include morality and child welfare; relations between law, medicine, social work, social theory and child welfare; children's rights and democratic citizenship and children as raw material for 'social investment'. Child welfare and social policy is invaluable reading for students and academics in social policy, sociology, education and social work. It is also a useful resource for health and social work professionals wishing to follow current debates in theory and practice.

Books in Print

ISBN: UOM:39015062097749
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.