Understanding Social Policy, 8th Edition
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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The new edition includes case studies that review contemporary topics and examples, new chapters, and a greater emphasis on key principles, themes, and issues within the policy areas whilst considering policy changes since the previous edition. The introductory chapter will be rewritten with a more contemporary focus and a more thematic approach will be taken. Throughout the book the treatment of the influence of the EU will be augmented by greater attention to wider global influences (UN, WHO, World Bank/IMF ILO).