DescriptionBuilt on the core concepts of social justice, individual rights, equality of opportunity and public participation in decision making, this volume provides an analysis of the changing needs and demands in welfare; the debate about public and private provision and the interface between family, work and community.
Social Policy and Social Justice brings together, for the first time, the IPPR's influential work on family policy, health rights and rationing, self help and community development and citizens' juries. The authors address the issues and debates which characterize today's changing policy-making agenda. What kind of policies can encourage a stable and loving home environment for children to grow into dependable adults? How can we encourage initiatives to rejuvenate local communities from the bottom up? Can a cash-limited NHS survive ever increasing demands on its services? Why should we look for new ways to involve the public in decision making? The IPPR's approach to policy making has influenced the new Labour Government, elected in 1997. It is an approach that takes account of the complexities of everyday life and develops strategies for working with rather than against the tide of change; with how people really live rather than how some people think they should live.
Contributors include Adrienne Burgess, Ian Bynoe, Anna Coote, Dan Corry, David Donnison, Ian Gough, Harriet Harman, Patricia Hewitt, David J. Hunter, Jo Lenaghan, Tariq Modood, Raymond Plant, Sandy Ruxton and Mai Wann.
This comprehensive social policy textbook is for students and researchers of social policy and the politics of welfare, as well as those working in health, housing, community, the voluntary sector and local government. It offers a distinct democratic liberal framework for policy making.
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.