Issues for Debate in Social Policy

Selections From CQ Researcher

Author: CQ Researcher,

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483365964

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 1356

This collection of non-partisan reports focuses on 18 hot-button social policy issues written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists. As an annual that comes together just months before publication, the volume is as current as possible. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the social policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing all sides of an issue. Chapters follow a consistent organization, exploring three issue questions, then offering background, current context, and a look ahead, as well as featuring a pro/con debate box. All issues include a chronology, bibliography, photos, charts, and figures.

Controversial Issues in Social Policy

Author: Howard Jacob Karger

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205528462

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

View: 6046

Controversial Issues in Social Policy is an edited collection of contemporary social policy debates argued between some of the foremost thinkers in the field of social work as well as prominent authors in other fields. Its 16 debate topics were selected to cover a wide range of professional interests in the field of social policy and are divided into three parts: Part I: Social Policy and the American Welfare State Part II: The Culture Wars: Discrimination, Stigma and Social Policy Part III: Social Work and Social Service Delivery Issues It is a great text for anyone interested in social welfare policy, public policy and contemporary issues at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. It stresses the importance of critical and independent thought in the educational process.

Social Policy Review 19

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2007

Author: Clarke, Karen,Maltby, Tony,Patricia Kennett

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861349415

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 1359

The latest 'Social Policy Review' has been given a new editorial lease of life and has been re-organized to reflect more closely key developments in the UK and internationally. It provides readers with up-to-date information about developments and changes in core UK social policy areas.

Social Policy Review 29

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2017

Author: Hudson, John,Needham, Catherine,Elke Heins

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447336216

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 5934

Published in association with the SPA, this edition presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship over the past 12 months, from a group of internationally renowned authors.

Issues for Debate in Corporate Social Responsibility

Selections From CQ Researcher

Author: CQ Researcher,

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412977568

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 9890

Issues for Debate in Corporate Social Responsibility is a contemporary collection of articles covering core issues within the controversial topic of corporate social responsibility (CSR). The book is intended to supplement core courses in the Business and Management titled Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment of Business, Business Ethics, and Business Policy. The book offers an insight into topics often covered in CSR courses and texts: organizational issues; economic issues; and societal issues. There are a total of 15 highly contemporary and data-rich articles in the collection. Each article gives substantial background and analysis of a particular issue as well as useful pedagogical features to inspire critical thinking and to help students grasp and review key material.

Social Policy Review 21

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2009

Author: Rummery, Kirstein,Greener, Ian,Chris Holden

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847423733

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 7286

Social Policy Review provides readers invested in welfare issues with critical analyses of progress and change in areas of interest during the past year. This year the Review uses the 60th anniversary of key legislation founding the welfare state in the UK to provide a comprehensive overview of policy developments in the UK and internationally.

Social Policy Review 23

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Author: Holden, Chris,Kilkey, Majella

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847429092

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 2186

This edition of Social Policy Review presents an extensive analysis of the coalition government's social policies. In an expanded first section, experts in a range of policy areas analyse the rationale behind, and implications of, government reforms, whilst the second section examines education policy in an international context. It is essential reading for social policy academics and students and for anyone who is interested in the implications of government policy.

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2010

Author: Ian Greener,Chris Holden,Majella Kilkey

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847427111

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 7634

Essential reading for academics and students in the field, Social Policy Review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010 presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship, including an assessment of Labour's social policy after three terms in office.

Issues for Debate in American Public Policy

Selections from The CQ Researcher

Author: N.A

Publisher: CQ-Roll Call Group Books

ISBN: 9781568024639

Category: Political planning

Page: 320

View: 8834

Issues for Debate in American Public Policy is a collection of sixteen editions of The CQ Researcher, one of the most respected sources for research in current issues. Students, interested citizens, government and business leaders, and others will find in these pages reliable and complete information on a wide range of topics. These editions of The CQ Researcher, in the tradition of nonpartisan reporting and analysis that is the hallmark of Congressional Quarterly, present readers with balanced accounts of issues on the public agenda. CQ staff writers provide background as well as current analysis. Each edition of The CQ Researcher also incorporates the voices of people in the thick of the policy process: people from lobbies, nonprofits, think tanks, academia, and government.

Canadian Social Policy, Fifth Edition

Issues and Perspectives

Author: Anne Westhues,Brian Wharf

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 1554584108

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 5232

Social policy shapes the daily lives of every Canadian citizen and should reflect the beliefs of a majority of Canadians on just approaches to the promotion of health, safety, and well-being. Too often, those on the front lines—social workers, nurses, and teachers—observe that policies do not work well for the most vulnerable groups in society. In the first part of this new edition of Canadian Social Policy, Westhues and Wharf argue that service deliverers have discretion in how policies are implemented, and the exercise of this discretion is how citizens experience policy—whether or not it is fair and reasonable. They show the reader how social policy is made and they encourage active citizenship to produce policies that are more socially just. New material includes an examination of the reproduction of systemic racism through the implementation of human rights policy and a comparative analysis of the policy-making process in Quebec and English Canada. The second part of the book discusses policy issues currently under debate in Canada. Included are new chapters that explore parental leave policies and housing as a determinant of health. All chapters contain newly updated statistical data and research and policy analysis. A reworked section on the process of policy-making and the addition of questions for critical reflection enhance the suitability of the book as a core resource in social policy courses. The final chapter explores how front-line workers in the human services can advocate for change in organizational policies that will benefit the people supported.

Social Policy and Social Justice

The IPPR Reader

Author: Jane Franklin,Institute for Public Policy Research (London, England)

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9780745619408

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 7583

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Social Policy in Britain

Themes and Issues

Author: Peter Alcock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349247413

Category: Great Britain

Page: 319

View: 6994

Social Policy in Britain provides a new and comprehensive introduction to the discipline of social policy. Refreshing and exceptionally clear in its approach, it covers all the major issues and debates and provides an extensive guide to the content and process of policy making and policy implementation in Britain. The book is an essential resource for all students of social policy at undergraduate level, in school or college and on a wide range of professional education courses.

Social Policy Review 17

Analysis and debate in social policy, 2005

Author: Powell, Martin,Bauld, Linda

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742130X

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 3218

Social Policy Review provides students, academics and all those interested in welfare issues with detailed analyses of progress and change in areas of major interest during the past year. Contributions reflect key developments in the UK and internationally. and focus on developments and change in core UK social policy areas. Additional chapters provide in-depth analyses of topical issues in UK and international perspective, while this year's themed section is 'New Labour'.

Social Policy Review 27

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2015

Author: Irving, Zoë,John Hudson,Fenger, Menno

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447322770

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 6851

This exciting volume brings together international scholarship to address a broad range of issues including the effects of financialisation on services and care provision, policies to address deficiencies in housing and labour markets and ways in which the study of social policy may need to develop.

Social Policy Developments in Greece

Author: Maria Petmesidou,Elias Mossialos

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754643708

Category: Political Science

Page: 425

View: 4918

In recent years there has been much debate surrounding the future of the welfare state in Europe, the complex factors influencing reform, and the extent to which responses to pressures on welfare could lead to irreversible systemic changes in social policy. By providing an in-depth analysis of social policy developments in Greece, this work furthers understanding of welfare reform trajectories in Europe. The authors thoroughly examine aspects of structural change, challenges and responses in major policy areas of employment, social security, family and gender, health and social care, and migration. Research issues central to the debate on 'recasting European welfare states', such as structural adjustments with regard to the production, organization and delivery of welfare, significant changes in the financial side of social protection, the role of political parties, the social partners and other major social actors in influencing (or resisting) policy reform, are at the forefront of the contributions to this volume. from the supranational level and the challenges linked to European integration and economic and monetary union are also of crucial importance in the analyses undertaken.

Race, Racism and Social Work

Contemporary issues and debates

Author: Lavalette, Michael,Penketh, Laura

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447312139

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 9547

Without a doubt, structural and institutionalised racism is still present in Britain and Europe, a factor that social work education and training has been slow to acknowledge. In this timely new book, Lavalette and Penketh reveal that racism towards Britain’s minority ethnic groups has undergone a process of change. They affirm the importance of social work to address issues of ‘race’ and racism in education and training by presenting a critical review of a this demanding aspect of social work practice. Original in its approach, and with diverse perspectives from key practitioners in the field, the authors examine contemporary anti-racism, including racism towards Eastern European migrants, Roma people and asylum seekers. It also considers the implications of contemporary racism for current practice. This is essential reading for anyone academically or professionally interested in social work, and the developments in this field of study post 9/11.

Social Policy

Author: Hugh Bochel,Guy Daly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317818962

Category: Political Science

Page: 650

View: 7623

This thoroughly updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social policy, and addresses its historical, theoretical and contextual foundations. Divided into four sections, it opens with a survey of the socio-economic, political and governmental contexts within which social policy operates, before moving on to look at the historical development of the subject. The third section examines contemporary aspects of providing welfare, whilst the final part covers European and wider international developments. The text explores the major topics and areas in contemporary social policy, including: work and welfare education adult health and social care children and families crime and criminal justice health housing race disability Issues are addressed throughout in a lively and accessible style, and examples are richly illustrated to encourage the student to engage with theory and content, and to help highlight the relevance of social policy in our understanding of modern society. It is packed with features including, ‘Spotlight’ ‘Discussion and review’ and ‘Controversy and debate’ boxes, as well as further readings and recommended websites. A comprehensive glossary also provides explanations of key terms and abbreviations. Social Policy is an essential textbook for undergraduate students taking courses in social policy and related courses such as criminology, health studies, politics, sociology, nursing, youth and social work.

Die Unsterblichkeit der Henrietta Lacks

Die Geschichte der HeLa-Zellen

Author: Rebecca Skloot

Publisher: Irisiana

ISBN: 3641051754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 7339

Dieses Buch betrifft uns alle Sie waren notwendig, um Fortschritte gegen Krebs und AIDS zu erzielen. Klonen und Genforschung wäre ohne sie nicht möglich gewesen. Kurz: Die größten Erfolge der Medizin der letzten Jahrzehnte basieren auf der Entdeckung der HeLa-Zellen. Hinter dem Kürzel verbirgt sich eine Frau namens Henrietta Lacks. Die Afroamerikanerin aus ärmlichen Verhältnissen starb 1951 jung an Gebärmutterhalskrebs. Zuvor wurden ihr ohne ihr Wissen Zellproben entnommen, die sich überraschenderweise vermehrten. Damit war der entscheidende Durchbruch in der Zellkulturforschung geschafft. Die prämierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Rebecca Skloot stellt in ihrem brillant verfassten Buch wichtige Jahrzehnte der Medizingeschichte vor und wirft dabei immer wieder ethische Fragen auf. Sie erzählt die tragische Familiengeschichte der Lacks’, die von Rassismus und mangelnden Bildungschancen geprägt ist. Ihr Buch ist eine gekonnte Mischung aus Biografie, Medizingeschichte, Debattenbuch und beachtlichem Enthüllungsjournalismus.