Introduction: Social Policy in Perspective.
Part 1: New Frameworks for the Twenty First Century.
1. The UK in a Changing World: The Commission on Social Justice.
2. What is Social Justice? The Commission on Social Justice.
3. What are Human Needs? Ian Gough.
4. Citizenship, Rights, Welfare: Raymond Plant.
5. The Role of the Public Sector and Public Expenditure: Dan Corry.
Part 2: Issues and Debates in Social Policy. .
6. Family Policy: Guidelines and Goals: Anna Coote, Harriet Harman and Patricia Hewitt.
7. Men and Their Children: Adrienne Burgess and Sandy Ruxton.
8. Act Local: Social Justice From the Bottom Up: David Donnison.
9. Building Social Capital: Mai Wann.
10. Racial Equality: Colour, Culture and Justice: Tariq Modood.
11. Bridging the Gap Between Them and Us: Anna Coote.
12. Citizens' Juries: Anna Coote and Jo Lenaghan.
Part 3: Service Design and Delivery.
13. Understanding Quality: Anna Coote.
14. Beyond the Citizen's Charter: Ian Bynoe.
15. Better Health for All: Anna Coote and David J. Hunter.
16. Rationing and Rights in Health Care: Jo Lenaghan.
"Think-tanks are the wellsprings of knowledge, research and new ideas on which all political parties draw. Reading through this stimulating collection, there is no doubt that New Labour, recreating itself over the last few years, has drawn richly on ideas that sprang first from IPPR. Indeed in much of this book, you will find the key intellectual grounding of this Government." Polly Toynbee
* Provides a radical approach to social policy which takes account of the complexities of everyday life and develops realistic strategies which are sensitive to the tide of change.
* A valuable text which brings together, for the first time, the IPPR's influential work on family policy, health rights and rationing, self help and community development and citizen's juries.