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Social Policy in Britain [Paperback]

Pete Alcock
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5 Sep 2003
This new edition of a best-selling introductory textbook has been thoroughly revised to cover the major changes in British social policy since Labour came to power in 1997. The book has also been substantially extended in order to offer clear coverage of the core areas of social policy provision in addition to its discussion of the themes and debates that inform policy development and outcomes. It handles a remarkable range of material and this new edition offers increased support to the lecturer and student in the form of boxed summaries, questions for both comprehension and reflection and annotated further reading lists.

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  • Paperback: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd Revised edition edition (5 Sep 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0333993349
  • ISBN-13: 978-0333993347
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for the second edition:

'Superb updated edition. You cannot study social policy without reading this.'- Lynne Brown, Belfast Institute of Higher and Further Education, UK

'Provides a succinct overview of both the historical and current developments in major areas of social policy. Easy to read, provides useful questions for students' focus.' - Surinder Guru, University of Birmingham, UK

'Even better than the previous edition. Thoroughly updated, it covers a lot of ground without drowning students, opening up a range of issues for them to discuss and interpolate.' - Margaret May, London Metropolitan University, UK
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Making a complex subject very approachable, the new edition to this popular book is an essential resource for any student needing to understand social policy in Britain today --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars One to buy 14 Jan 2011
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This is one of the key texts on the Social Work degree module on Social Policy. It is easy to read and understand, and so far ( not had it long) it has been very useful.
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