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.

Social Policy Review 14

Author: Sykes, Robert
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847425522
Release Date: 2002-07-17
Genre: Political Science

Social Policy Review 14 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. Chapters have been purposely chosen to review a varied and interesting selection of social policy developments in Britain and internationally, and to set current policy developments in a broader context of key trends and debates.

Social Policy Review 15

Author: Bochel, Catherine
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847425751
Release Date: 2003-07-16
Genre: Political Science

Social Policy Review 15 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. Welfare and Welfare Reform in the USA, Europe and the UK combines issues such as globalization, Europe and pensions with examination of the current and historical contexts of social policy. Chapters have been purposely chosen to review a varied and interesting selection of topical social policy developments and to set these in a broader context of key trends and debates. Published in association with the UK Social Policy Association.

Understanding the Policy Process second Edition

Author: Hudson, John
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847422682
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.

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 community

Author: Peter Somerville
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447328070
Release Date: 2016-04-25
Genre: Social Science

This substantially revised edition of a highly topical text draws upon theory from Marx and Bourdieu to offer a clearer understanding of community in capitalist society. The book takes a more critical look at the literature on community, community development and the politics of community, and applies this critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition on economic development, learning, health and social care, housing, and policing, taking into account the changes in policy that have taken place, particularly in the UK, since the first edition was written. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of social policy, sociology and politics as well as areas of housing and urban studies.

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.

Understanding Health and Social Care

Author: Jon Glasby
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847426239
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Social Science

This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of both health and social care, for social policy students, for students on professional training courses and for existing practitioners.

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.

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.

Understanding Global Social Policy

Author: Nicola Yeates
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781447310242
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Genre: Social Science

This book, written by an international team of leading social policy analysts, is the first student aimed textbook that comprehensively engages with the field of global social policy.

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.

Making Social Citizenship

Author: Mirja Satka
Publisher: Sophi
ISBN: UOM:39015041345433
Release Date: 1999-06
Genre: Social Science

This book offers an adept and original analysis of developing conceptual practices in the social field. She writes a different history of ideas in the context of state formation in a small country. Her method enables the interpretation of concepts and ideas in the social relations of the time. The author replaces the conceptual innovations of the discursive pioneers in the prefailing social relations of class and gender and interprets them as organizing practices in the developing relations of ruling. The study provides a socially extended understanding both about the role and discouse of poor relief and social work.