Social Policy In Challenging Times

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Social Policy In Challenging Times

Author : Kevin Farnsworth
ISBN : 9781847428271
Genre : Social Science
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There is no precedent to the current economic crisis which looks set to redefine social policy debate throughout the globe. Bringing together a range of expert contributions, the key lesson to emerge from this book is that the crisis' is better understood as a variety of crises, each mediated by national context.
Category: Social Science

Death And Social Policy In Challenging Times

Author : Kate Woodthorpe
ISBN : 1349557994
Genre : Political Science
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The study of death has the capacity to bring together a range of policy areas. Yet death is often overlooked within policy debates in the UK and beyond, and within gerontology. Bringing together a range of scholars engaged in policy associated with death, this collection provides a holistic account of how death factors in social policy. Within this, issues covered include inheritance, palliative care, euthanasia, funeral costs, bereavement support, marginalised deaths and disposal practices. At the heart of the book, the volume recognises that the issues identified are likely to intensify and expand over the next twenty years, as death rates continue to rise.
Category: Political Science

Social Policy Review 31

Author : Heins, Elke
ISBN : 9781447343981
Genre : Political Science
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Bringing together the voices of leading experts in the field, this edition offers an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past year. The book considers a range of current issues and critical debates in UK and international social policy field. It contains vital research, including discussions on the changing landscape of occupational as well as corporate welfare in the UK, the continuing impact of austerity on various social policy areas and the challenges currently faced by the NHS. Published in association with the SPA, this comprehensive analysis of the current state of social policy will be of interest to students and academics in social policy, social welfare and related disciplines.
Category: Political Science

State Employment Policy In Hard Times

Author : Council of State Planning Agencies
ISBN : UCAL:B4170290
Genre : Business & Economics
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Two hundred years ago, Samuel Johnson observed that a society's level of civilization could be gauged by the manner in which it treated its poor. By that measure, the United States today is steadily losing ground. Whereas the number of officially defined poor dwindled steadily from the enactment of the Great Society programs in the mid-1960s, reaching a low of 24.5 million people in 1978, it has since risen to more than 32 million people. Although the economy continues to generate large numbers of new jobs, the basic unemployment rate continues to rise and current projections show little likelihood of unemployment rates consistently below 10 percent until some time after 1984, if then. In the years to come, the creation of an equitable and workable employment policy will be a major agenda item for politicians and policy makers at the state level, as well as for national leaders.
Category: Business & Economics

Hard Times

Author : Peter Townsend
ISBN : UOM:39015025144133
Genre : Europe
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This essay examines the effects of the internationalization of the market and the transferral of powers regulating social policy from domestic parliaments to EC bodies will have on a variety of social issues: labour laws; the rights of ethnic minorities; Third World aid; and income inequality.
Category: Europe

Politics In Hard Times

Author : Peter Alexis Gourevitch
ISBN : 0801494362
Genre : Political Science
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In Politics in Hard Times, Peter Gourevitch explores the common political factors that shape economic policy choices. He focuses on three periods of economic crisis--1873-1896, 1929-1949, and 1971 to the present--and compares policy choices made in Britain, France, Germany, Sweden, and the United States.
Category: Political Science

Policy Change Public Attitudes And Social Citizenship

Author : Humpage, Louise
ISBN : 9781447323518
Genre : Political Science
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Neoliberal reforms have seen a radical shift in government thinking about social citizenship rights around the world. But have they had a similarly significant impact on public support for these rights? This unique book traces public views on social citizenship across three decades through attitudinal data from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. It argues that support for some aspects of social citizenship diminished more significantly under some political regimes than others, and that limited public resistance following the financial crisis of 2008-2009 further suggests the public ‘rolled over’ and accepted these neoliberal values. Yet attitudinal variances across different policy areas challenge the idea of an omnipotent neoliberalism, providing food for thought for academics, students and advocates wishing to galvanise support for social citizenship in the 21st century.
Category: Political Science

Social Policy Review 26

Author : Kevin Farnsworth
ISBN : 9781447315568
Genre : Political Science
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Social Policy Review is an annual publication that offers contributions from a mix of internationally prominent experts in social policy focusing on the economic and political challenges that confront governments and the diverse ways that they have responded. It offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive picture available of the current state of social policy and research.
Category: Political Science

Social Policy Review 24

Author : Majella Kilkey
ISBN : 9781447304470
Genre : Social Science
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This title provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with a critical analyses of progress and change in areas of interest during the past year. The contributions bring together internationally renowned authors to provide discussion of the most challenging issues facing social policy today.
Category: Social Science

Re Imagining Government

Author : Barry Quirk
ISBN : 9780230364264
Genre : Political Science
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In an age of austerity, public leaders and managers face a range of external challenges - fiscal, social and political. Combining theoretical insight, empirical commentary and practical experience, this book examines how democratic political systems work and how public decisions are made - and how they could be made better.
Category: Political Science

Social Policy

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122361590
Genre : Social problems
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Category: Social problems

Public Schools In Hard Times

Author : David B. Tyack
ISBN : 0674738012
Genre : Education
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In the first social history of what happened to public schools in those "years of the locust," the authors explore the daily experience of schoolchildren in many kinds of communities--the public school students of working-class northeastern towns, the rural black children of the South, the prosperous adolescents of midwestern suburbs. How did educators respond to the fiscal crisis, and why did Americans retain their faith in public schooling during the cataclysm? The authors examine how New Dealers regarded public education and the reaction of public school people to the distinctive New Deal style in programs such as the National Youth Administration. They illustrate the story with photographs, cartoons, and vignettes of life behind the schoolhouse door. Moving from that troubled period to our own, the authors compare the anxieties of the depression decade with the uncertainties of the 1970s and 1980s. Heirs to an optimistic tradition and trained to manage growth, school staff have lately encountered three shortages: of pupils, money, and public confidence. Professional morale has dropped as expectations and criticism have mounted. Changes in the governing and financing of education have made planning for the future even riskier than usual. Drawing on the experience of the 1930s to illuminate the problems of the 1980s, the authors lend historical perspective to current discussions about the future of public education. They stress the basic stability of public education while emphasizing the unfinished business of achieving equality in schooling.
Category: Education

The Blackwell Companion To Social Work

Author : Martin Davies
ISBN : 9781118451779
Genre : Political Science
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Fully revised and restructured, this fresh edition offers students and trainee social workers an incisive and authoritative introduction to the subject. As well as entirely new sections on theory and practice, the expert contributions which have shaped the companion’s leading reputation have been updated and now include innovative standalone essays on social work theory. Comprehensively reworked new edition comprising six substantive sections covering essential topics for trainee social workers – in effect, six books in one Includes an extensive introduction and chapters by leading experts on the focus and purpose of social work Provides a unified textbook for trainees and an invaluable professional reference volume Features a wealth of new material on theory and practice alongside detailed expositions of the social and psychological framework, stages in the human life cycle, and the objectives and core components of social work Each chapter lists five key points to remember, questions for discussion, and recommendations for further reading
Category: Political Science

Women And Social Policy

Author : Christine Hallett
ISBN : UOM:39015038416395
Genre : Social work with women
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Women and Social Policy is a major textbook on women and social policy in the 199Os. Written by a team of leading academics, the book provides an introduction to the key topics and issues in social policy as they directly affect women as both users and providers of welfare services. Women and Social Policy covers all the traditional core areas of social policy provision: employment, poverty and social security, housing, education, health, and personal social services. It also addresses a range of other relevant social policy issues such as race, community care, domestic violence and private welfare.
Category: Social work with women

Social Versus Corporate Welfare

Author : K. Farnsworth
ISBN : 9780230361539
Genre : Political Science
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The greatest myth of modern times is the suggestion that capitalism and corporations do better with less government. The global economic crisis has certainly put paid to this idea. But the massive emergency state bailouts and interventions put in place from 2008 were unique only in their size and scale. Government programmes, designed to meet the needs of business, are not just everyday, they are everywhere and they are essential. Just as social welfare protects citizens from the cradle to the grave, corporate welfare protects and benefits corporations throughout their life course. And yet, in most countries, corporate welfare is hidden and underresearched. Drawing on comparative data from OECD states, this book seeks to shed light on the size, uses and importance of corporate welfareacross variouswelfare regimes.
Category: Political Science

Challenge Magazine

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ISBN : UCLA:L0060909918
Genre : Economics
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Category: Economics