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Exploring the world of social policy : an international approach

By: Hill, Michael (Newcastle University) Irving, Zoe (University of York)

1447335007 / 9781447335009
Paperback
22/04/2020
Stock expected by 27/09/2021
United Kingdom
272 pages
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This bold new textbook represents a significant step forward in social policy teaching by combining comparative and global perspectives.

Introducing readers to a wide spread of international challenges and issues, the book shows how insights into policy can be generated using a comparative and multidisciplinary approach. Global in its canvas and analytical in its method, the book: * explores the economic, social and political contexts of social policy; * examines in detail its institutions and fields of practice; * illustrates the field's main ideas, themes and practices, drawing on a rich international literature and using pertinent and thought-provoking examples. Authored by two highly respected and experienced academics, this book demonstrates the rewards of studying social policy from an international perspective by avoiding the constraints of a single-nation focus.

Clear, authoritative and wide-ranging, it will be essential reading for students of social sciences taking courses covering social policy, social welfare and comparative policy analysis.

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JKS Social welfare & social services, JPQB Central government policies

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