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The Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy



The Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy

Pete Alcock (Editor), Angus Erskine (Editor), Margaret May (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-631-21847-0 June 2002 Wiley-Blackwell 308 Pages


Written by a carefully selected team of experts, this comprehensive dictionary introduces the major terms, issues and debates in British social policy.
List of Contributors and Editors.

Editorial Advisory Board.



Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy A–Z.


"A valuable resource for all who study social policy at whatever level – not only for reference and guidance but for stimulation, provocation and inspiration." Adrian Sinfield, Professor Emeritus of Social Policy, The University of Edinburgh <!--end-->

"A reliable guide through the jungle of terms, concepts, institutions and reformers that make up modern social policy. The short entries serve as a handy reference for students and practitioners alike while the longer entries depict complex theoretical concepts in a most accessible and lucid way." Professor Lutz Leisering, Bielefeld University

  • Comprehensive coverage of the dynamic field of British social policy

  • Includes major international concepts and those drawn from comparative study

  • Lively, accurate and up-to-date entries are written by a team of experts

  • An invaluable reference tool for students, teachers and practitioners