Understanding theories and concepts in social policy /
By: Lister, RuthSeries: Understanding welfare : social issues, policy and practicePublisher: Bristol, U.K. Policy Press 2010Description: xii, 311 p. : illISBN: 1861347936; ; 9781861347930Subject(s): Social Policy | Right And Left (political Science) | Socialism | Feminism Political Aspects | Citizenship | Social Justice | Equality | Theory | Politics | Marxism | Social ExclusionDDC classification: 361.61 LIS
Includes bibliographical references and index
A central theme of this lively and accessible text is that theory helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. The book combines an in-depth exploration of selected theoretical perspectives and concepts with the student-friendly format of the Understanding Welfare series. The author uses diverse examples from contemporary social policy to help theoretical arguments come alive.