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New Risks, New Welfare: Signposts for Social Policy

Nick Manning (Editor), Ian Shaw (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-22042-8
168 pages
August 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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This exceptional collection, the third in the Broadening Perspectives on Social Policy series, explores the profound changes currently underway which will have significant implications for the future of social policy. New Risks, New Welfare provides a look at the likely developments in social policy and welfare that will occur in the twenty-first century. Taking an historical as well as a speculative perspective, this book looks at social change, types of welfare systems and changes in work - including welfare work - to navigate a likely course in the new millennium.
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1. Introduction: The Millennium and Social Policy: Nick Manning and Ian Shaw (University of Nottingham).

2. The Changing Governance of Welfare: Recent Trends in its Primary Functions, Scale and Modes of Coordination: Bob Jessop (Lancaster University).

3. Resources for Social Policy: Ian Shaw (University of Nottingham).

4. Social Politics and Policy in an Era of Globalization: Critical Reflections: Nicola Yeates (Queen's University of Belfast).

5. The Welfare Modelling Business: Peter Abrahamson (University of Copenhagen).

6. Social Security in a Rapidly Changing Environment: The Case of the Post-communist Transformation: Gaspar Fajth (Innocenti Research Centre, UNICEF).

7. Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Policy: New Life in an Old Connection: Colin Crouch (European University Institute, Florence).

8. Culture: The Missing Variable in Understanding Social Policy? John Baldock (University of Kent at Canterbury).

9. 'Risk Society': the Cult of Theory and the Millennium? Robert Dingwall (University of Nottingham).

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Nick Manning, Prof., University of Nottingham, Head of School of Sociology and Social Policy. His recent research has focused upon Russia, with EU funded projects on employment and labour market change, and on poverty, ethnicity and political stability. He has published widely on these issuesand also upon aspects of health, particularly mental health. His recent publications include reports for UNICEF on women and social policy in Eastern Europe, for the High Security Psychiatric Services Commissioning Board on security and personality disorder. Forthcoming books deal with research methods, citizen action and unemployment in Russia.

Ian Shaw, Dr, University of Nottingham, School of Sociology and Social Policy. On the Executive of the Social Policy Association. His recent research has focused upon Health concerns and he is deputy director of the Centre for Research in Medical Sociology and Health Policy. He holds current projects examining the work of the Mental Health Act Commission and various issues in Quality Assurance. He has published 2 books dealing with Policy Evaluation and recent publications include work on Scandinavian Welfare States, Mental Health, and Social Administration. He has a forthcoming book exploring various theoretical approaches to mental health and illness.

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* Discusses a wide range of policy areas.
* Identifies trends for the future of social policy.
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"If essay collections were ranked like boxes of chocolate assortments, New Risks, New Welfare would deserve a place among the hand-made connoisseur collections. It is packed with delights." Professor Robert Pinker, London School of Economics and Political Science <!--end-->

"Provides a view of the likely developments in social policy and welfare that will occur in the twenty-first century. Taking a historical as well as speculative perspective, looks at social change, types of welfare systems and changes in work - including welfare work." International Social Security Review

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