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"Look no further for the essential social policy primer. Accessible and bang up–to–date analysis and commentary by leading experts in their fields. Invaluable."
D avid Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian

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The fourth edition of The Student′s Companion to Social Policy maintains the text s inimitable and best–selling approach with extensive updates and revisions which take account of recent developments and debates, and changing political and economic configurations. 

Written by experts in the field, this title provides students with a base from which to explore critically the key perspectives and debates within and on social policy, the main options nationally and internationally, and the policy challenges and choices facing contemporary societies. It continues to offer students the most up–to–date, comprehensive synoptic guide to, and reference on, the issues that they are likely to encounter in studying social policy in the United Kingdom and elsewhere. 

The new edition includes: 

  • A five–chapter section on key themes and issues in the history and development of UK social policy since the nineteenth century, including the New Labour governments of the twenty–first century
  • New chapters addressing Equalities and Human Rights, Demographic Change, Religion and Social Policy, Taxation and Welfare, Social Policy in Middle Eastern Societies, and a revised coverage of the implications of economic policy and the debate over globalization 
  • New problem–centred end–of–chapter review questions  

There is also a dedicated web site to promote and support students′ independent learning and the development of skills in policy analysis, research, and evaluation.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5596 KB
  • Print Length: 493 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 4 edition (1 Nov. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0063CWBPG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #339,856 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Contained a lot of useful information, that was used for my exam and essay on Social Policy module. If you want to gain an insight on political parties ideologies, formation of legislation through parliament and the five main areas of social policythen I recommend this book for your studies
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Very useful text. Many thanks
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Very helpful for my degree of social policy and sociology. Helped me in first year and is still helping in second year. It does not go into great depth but is great for a quick reference or insight into an aspect of social policy
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I bought this for my social policy module. It has quite a lot of topics and chapters. What's good about it is its up to date and gives you a good overview while keeping it to the point. Chapters are small and it is a easy read. A must for social policy !
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This book is my survival guide to my uni degree of social policy i really recommend it to anybody! :)
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amazing. what a fantastic book from the no 1 author and his colleagues. If you like me is studying for your degree in the subject it is without a doubt this should be your next if not already purchase. Thanks amazon for amazing value and spot on delivery.
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This book is excellent for those who are studying to be a social worker of welfare officer, health professional. It's easy to understand up to date and informative. Great book for any student. Would suit a wide range of professions.
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Love this book. Brought for my university course and every chapter is written very professionally and easy to understand as I am the person who doesn't follow politics very much.
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