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The Student's Companion to Social Policy

Alcock, Pete / Haux, Tina / McCall, Vikki / May, Margaret (Editor)

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6. Edition May 2022
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The new edition of the bestselling guide to the issues students will encounter in the study of social policy in both the UK and abroad

Fully updated and expanded, the sixth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy remains the most accessible and comprehensive review of UK and comparative social policy available for undergraduate students. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, this authoritative textbook covers all the perspectives, debates, issues and challenges in both the theory and practice of social policy.

The latest edition reflects the most recent developments in the discipline and in social policy-making. New and revised chapters examine critical topics such as the policy agenda of the UK government elected in 2019 and the implications of globalization, climate change, Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic. A wealth of new and revised illustrative material, including additional problem-centred review and assignment questions, enhance students' learning and comprehension whilst encouraging them to reflect on and reconsider the issues raised in each social policy discussion. A timely, issue-driven overview for students to draw upon throughout their studies, this acclaimed textbook:
* Provides the analytical foundation necessary to investigate and evaluate the key concepts and perspectives central to the study of social policy
* Presents up-to-date coverage of policy formation and outcomes, national and international debates and the challenges and choices facing societies
* Features new and revised coverage of key issues including international and comparative developments, austerity and post-austerity policies in the UK and devolved administrations, public attitudes to welfare and sustainability challenges
* Offers a range of pedagogical tools such as boxed 5-point summary overviews, "Emerging Issues" sections, guides to further resources and chapter review questions

The Student's Companion to Social Policy, Sixth Edition is essential reading for all those on Social Policy courses, whether specialising in the subject or studying it as part of another programme across the social sciences at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Table of Contents:

Contributors

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part I Concepts and Approaches
* What is Social Policy?

Pete Alcock
* Researching Social Policy

Vikki McCall
* Social Needs, Social Problems, Social Welfare and Well-being

Nick Manning
* Equality, Rights and Social Justice

Peter Taylor-Gooby
* 5. Human Rights and Equality

Deidre Flanigan and Alison Hosie
* Efficiency, Equity and Choice

Carol Propper
* Citizenship

Peter Dwyer
* Changing Behaviour

Jessica Pyckett

Part II Key Perspectives
* Neo-liberalism

Nick Ellison
* The Conservative Tradition

Hugh Bochel
* Social Democracy

Robert M. Page
* Socialist Perspectives

Hartley Dean
* Feminist Perspectives

Shona Hunter
* 14. Social Movements

Louisa Parks
* Post-Modernist Perspectives

Tony Fitzpatrick

Part III Historical Context
* Nineteenth Century Beginnings

Bernard Harris
* The Liberal Era and the Growth of State Welfare

Noel Whiteside
* The Modern Welfare State, 1940-74

Robert M. Page
* Crisis, Retrenchment and the Impact of Neo-Liberalism,1976-97

Howard Glennerster
* 20. Modernisation and the Third Way, 1997-2010

Martin Powell
* 21. Austerity Politics and Beyond

Jay Wiggan

Part IV Devolution and Social Policy in the United Kingdom
* Social Policy and Devolution

Richard Parry
* Social Policy in Northern Ireland

Ann Marie Gray and Derek Birrell
* Social Policy in Scotland

Linda Poole
* Social Policy in Wales

Paul Chaney

Part V Contemporary Context and Challenges
* The Sustainability Challenge

Tony Fitzpatrick
* The Demographic Challenge

Jane Falkingham and Athina Vlachantoni
* The Economic Context

Kevin Farnsworth and Zoe Irving
* The Role of Religion

Rana Jawed
* Divisions and Difference

Sharon Wright
* 'Race', Minority Ethnic Groups and Social Welfare

Lucinda Platt
* Poverty and Social Exclusion

Daniel Edmiston
* The Distribution of Welfare

John Hills

Part VI Welfare Production and Provision
* State Welfare

Catherine Bochel
* Paying for Welfare

Howard Glennerster
* Taxation and Welfare

Sally Ruane/+ Michael Collins
* Commercial Welfare

Christopher Holden
* Occupational Welfare

Edward Brunsdon and Margaret May
* Civil Society Organisations and Welfare

Rob Macmillan
* Informal Welfare

Linda Pickard
* Welfare Users and Social Policy

Catherine Needham

Part VII Welfare Governance
* The Policy Process

Hugh Bochel
* Managing and Delivering Welfare

Ian Greener
* Accountability for Welfare

Jackie Gulland
* Regional and Local Governance

Guy Daly and Howard Davis

Part VIII Welfare Domains
* Income Maintenance and Social Security

Stephen McKay and Karen Rowlingson
* Employment

Adam Whitworth and Eleanor Carter
* Health Care

Rob Baggott
* Public Health

Rob Baggott
* Education in Schools

Anne West
* Lifelong Learning and Training

Clare Callender
* Housing

David Mullins
* Social Care

Jon Glasby
* Criminal Justice

Tim Newburn

Part IX Experiencing Welfare
* 55. Experiences of Out-of -Work Benefit Receipt

Ruth Patrick
* Family Policy

Tina Haux
* Children

Tess Ridge
* Young People

Bob Coles and Aniela Wenham
* Older People

Kate Hamblin
* Disability

Mark Priestley
* Migrants and Asylum Seekers

Majella Kilkey

Part X International and Comparative Context
* Comparative Analysis

Margaret May
* Policy Learning and Transfer

John Hudson
* The European Union and Social Policy

Linda Hantrais
* Social Policy in Europe

Jochen Clasen and Daniel Clegg
* Social Policy in the United States

Phillip M Singer and Scott L. Greer
* Social Policy in East Asia

Misa Isuhara
* Social Policy in the BRICS countries

Rebecca Surrender
* Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Rana Jawad
* Social Policy in Less Developed Societies

Patricia Kennett
* Globalisation, International Organisations and Social Policy

Nicola Yeates
Pete Alcock is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham, UK. He retired in 2016 after teaching and researching in the field for over forty years, and his research covered the fields of poverty and anti-poverty policy, social security, and the role of the UK third sector. He is author and editor of a number of leading books on social policy including Why we need Welfare: Collective Action for the Common Good, (2016), Social Policy in Britain (5th edition, with L. Gregory, due 2022), International Social Policy: Welfare Regimes in the Developed World (2nd edition, 2009, with G. Craig), and Understanding Poverty (3rd edition, 2006).

Tina Haux is Director of the Centre for Children and Families at The National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) in London, UK. She is author of The Impact of Social Policy Scholars (2017), and has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Social Policy (2015-2017) and Social Policy & Society (2011-2014). Her main research interests are family policy, welfare-to-work, social justice, evidence-based policy-making and, increasingly, longitudinal research methods.

Vikki McCall is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Housing at the University of Stirling, UK. She is co-author of the book The Role of Today's Museum (2020, with C. Gray), and serves on the editorial board of Social Policy & Society and on the Social Policy Association Executive Committee. Her research interests include housing, ageing, volunteers, devolution, poverty, inequality, gender, social problems, urban society, museums and the cultural sector.

Margaret May is External Associate at the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM) at the University of Birmingham, UK. With over forty years of experience in teaching, examining and researching in social policy, she has edited a number of books in the field, including The Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy (2002) and Taxation and Social Policy, (with A. Lymer and A. Sinfield, due 2023). Her research interests include occupational and private welfare, employment policy, human resource management and taxation.

P. Alcock, University of Birmingham; T. Haux, University of Kent, UK; M. May, London Metropolitan University