Social policy : a conceptual and theoretical introduction. /
Contributor(s): Pratt, Alan (ed.)Publisher: London, U.K. Sage Publications 2001Edition: 2nd edDescription: 300 pISBN: 9780761969525; 0761969527Subject(s): Social Policy | Social Welfare Great Britain | Great Britain Social Policy | Ageing | Social Exclusion | Homeless persons | Racial Discrimination | Means Test | The Third Way | Social WelfareDDC classification: 361.610941 SOC
Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-293) and index. Contents: 1. Introduction -- Part One: Theoretical approaches -- 2. Towards a `new' social democracy -- 3. Marxism and social welfare -- Part Two: Critical perspectives -- 5. Feminist critiques of social policy -- 6. Racism and social policy -- 7. Social policy and homosexuality -- 8. Postmodernism and social welfare : a critique -- Part Three: Issues and debates -- 9. Distributive justice and social policy -- 10. What's in a name? Poverty, the underclass and social exclusion -- 11. New labour and managerialism : privatizing [ privatising] the welfare state -- 12. Ageing ; ageing population and pensions -- 13. Children, social policy and the state -- 14. Universalism or selectivism? The provision of services in the modern welfare state.