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Social Policy in the Modern World: A Comparative Text

Social Policy in the Modern World: A Comparative Text

Michael Hill

ISBN: 978-1-405-12724-0

Jun 2006

328 pages

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$64.95

Description

Written in a concise and accessible style by Michael Hill, this textprovides a coherent, thematic account of social policy in the modern world.

  • Takes a comparative approach, considering the ways in which different countries approach social policies.
  • Discusses the applicability of comparative theory in social policy
  • Examines individual policy areas, including social security, employment policy, health services, social care and education.
  • Provides a comparative exploration of current issues in social policy, such as the implications of ageing societies and the impact of global forces.
  • Written in a concise and accessible style by Michael Hill, who is also the author of Blackwell’s Understanding Social Policy, now in its seventh edition.
Preface.

Glossary.

Part I: Generalisations.

1. Introducing the Comparative Study of Social Policy.

2. Comparative Theory.

3. Policy Processes.

Part II: Policy Areas.

4. Social Security.

5. Employment Policy.

6. Health Services.

7. Social Care.

8. Education.

Part III: Social Policy Issues.

9. Social Divisions.

10. Gender divisions.

11. Ethnic divisions.

12. Ageing societies.

13. Conclusions: Global developments.

References.

Index


  • A coherent, thematic account of social policy in the modern world.

  • Takes a comparative approach, considering the ways in which different countries approach social policies.

  • Discusses the applicability of comparative theory in social policy

  • Examines individual policy areas, including social security, employment policy, health services, social care and education.

  • Provides a comparative exploration of current issues in social policy, such as the implications of ageing societies and the impact of global forces.

  • Written in a concise and accessible style by Michael Hill, who is also the author of Blackwell’s Understanding Social Policy, now in its seventh edition.