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Social policy : an introduction / Ken Blakemore and Louise Warwick-Booth.
By: Blakemore, Kenneth.
Contributor(s): Warwick-Booth, Louise.Publisher: Jaipur : Rawat Publications, 2013Edition: Fourth edition.Description: xviii, 353 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9788131608890 (hardback) .Subject(s): Social policy | Great Britain -- Social policyDDC classification: 361.610941 BLA
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
1.The subject of social policy
Key learning outcomes
Overview of the chapter
Social policy: an identity problem?
The story of social policy
Conclusions: the subject today
Summary of key points
Key terms and concepts
Suggestions for further reading
2.Ideas and concepts in social policy
Social policy principles
Equality, equity and justice
Freedom and rights
3.The development of social policy in Britain
The importance of history
Example 1 From workhouse to workfare?
Example 2 Public health reform
Example 3 education, the role of government and the concept of the `contract state'
The development of a welfare state
Conclusions: Britain's welfare history in comparative context
Contents note continued: Summary of key points
4.The global social policy environment
The current context of policy-making
Conclusions: global social policy futures
5.The contested boundaries of social policy: the case of criminal justice
Introduction: what is criminal justice policy?
Criminal justice, social control and social policy: a `penal-welfare state'?
Comparing crime and criminal justice
The criminal justice process
6.Who gets what? Slicing the welfare cake
What are the benefits of the welfare system?
Contents note continued: Should benefits and services be selective or universal?
Gainers and losers: individuals and groups
How large is the welfare cake?
Social security: who benefits?
Poverty and social exclusion
7.Social policy, politics and social control
Social control and the rise of welfare
Social policy and the political order
Social control and individual freedom
Conclusions: can social policies bring benign control?
8.Who makes policy? The example of education
Power and democracy
Models of power: understanding how decisions are made
The background: education and Conservative policies of the 1980s and 1990s
Contents note continued: Centralizing control: the New Labour educational legacy
Policies for the future?
9.Work and welfare
Historical connections between work and welfare
Does work equal welfare?
The context: work and unemployment in the UK
Current employment policy
Conclusions: in whose interests is employment policy?
10.Are professionals good for you? The example of health policy and health professionals
Health, illness, modern medicine and health policy
A crisis of confidence in the medical profession
Medical and nursing professions in the development of the NHS
The health professions and health service reform
Contents note continued: Key terms and concepts
11.Utopias and ideals: housing policy and the environment
Housing policy: definitions and significance
Housing utopias and ideals
More history: housing under New Labour - a forgotten dream?
The Coalition Government approach
Conclusions: housing and the environment in a postmodern society
12.Community and social care
The development of community and social care
The community care reforms: implementation and outcomes
13.Devolution and social policy
What is devolution?
Devolution and education policy
Contents note continued: Devolution: health and social care
The end of British social policy? The impact of devolution and of the EU
Globalization and devolution
14.Conclusion: the future of social policy
Social policy and rapid social change
The changing context of social policy: a `postmodern' era?
Suggestions for further reading.