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 Social Citizenship

Author: Peter Dwyer
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 1861344155
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Political Science

The government is now promoting citizenship heavily, and it is now part of the secondary schools national curriculum. This text provides students of all levels with a clear sense of the history of citizenship, and also of the key theoretical debates that have informed contemporary understandings of the concept.

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 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.

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.

Understanding health and social care

Author: Jon Glasby
Publisher: Policy Pr
ISBN: 1861349106
Release Date: 2007-06-13
Genre: Medical

"With health and social care increasingly asked to work in partnership, many existing textbooks and educational opportunities are too 'uni-professional' to be able to respond fully to the joined-up services agenda. Against this background, this book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of both health and social care." "The book, packed with students-friendly features, includes: a focus on both health and social care in a time of increased joint working; a combined summary of current policy and practice dilemmas with useful theoretical frameworks; service user-friendly case studies and reflective exercises to aid further study and analysis; and comparative material throughout exploring relevant issues, their impact and lessons learned." "This book is essential reading for anyone studying or working in health and social care. It provides practical material to populate the theoretical and conceptual knowledge of social policy students, and conceptual material to help make sense of the practical experience of professional students on training courses. Health and social care practitioners will find the book of value, informing their continuing professional development."--BOOK JACKET.

Understanding the Finance of Welfare

Author: Howard Glennerster
ISBN: 1861344066
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

How can society pay for high quality social services? This is perhaps the central political question in the UK today - one that this book sets out to answer. It challenges the belief that easy solutions lie either in extending private funding or taxing the rich. Understanding the Finance of Welfare is a much needed and up-to-date text on a rapidly changing policy field. Howard Glennerster is the pre-eminent author in this field and this book provides an excellent introduction to the subject.

Challenges in Human Rights

Author: Elisabeth Reichert
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231510349
Release Date: 2007-10-16
Genre: Social Science

By using human rights as a guidepost, social workers can help create social welfare policies that better serve societal needs. However, in applying human rights to contemporary situations, social workers often encounter challenges that require thinking outside the box. Bringing together provocative essays from a diverse range of authors, Elisabeth Reichert demonstrates how approaching social work from a human rights perspective can profoundly affect legislation, resource management, and enforcement of policies. Topics include the reconciliation of cultural relativism with universal human rights; the debate over whether human rights truly promote economic and social development or simply allow economically developed societies to exploit underdeveloped countries; the role of gender in the practice of human rights; the tendency to promote political and civil rights over economic and social rights; and the surprising connection between the social work and legal professions.