Social policy / edited by Hugh Bochel and Guy Daly.

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Edition:Third Edition.
Published: New York : Routledge, 2014.
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Bochel, Hugh M. (Editor of compilation)
Daly, Guy (Editor of compilation)
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Table of Contents:
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Introducing Social Policy / Guy Daly
  • What is social policy?
  • The structure of this book
  • Summary
  • pt. 1 Context
  • 2.The Socio-Economic Context Of Social Policy / Nick Ellison
  • Changing employment patterns
  • Changing social divisions
  • The changing nature of the welfare state
  • Further challenges: social policy, family structures, and demographic change
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 3.The Politics And Governance Of Social Policy / Guy Daly
  • Political parties
  • Pressure groups
  • The media
  • The governance of social policy
  • The Conservatives, 1979--97
  • New Labour, 1997--2010
  • Governance under the Coalition, 2010--
  • Models of governance
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 4.Devolution And Social Policy / Sharon Wright
  • Why does devolution matter?
  • What is devolution and how has it developed?
  • What difference has devolution made?
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • 5.Research, Evidence, And Policy / Guy Daly
  • Policy and evidence
  • Post-war policy-making
  • Critiques of approaches to evidence-based policy
  • Obstacles to evidence-based policy-making
  • Evidence-based or evidence-informed policy?
  • Evaluation
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • pt. 2 The Development of Social Policy
  • 6.The Development Of Social Policy, 1800-1945 / Bernard Harris
  • Introduction
  • Victorian origins of the welfare state
  • Welfare provision 1870--1906
  • Liberal welfare and the `social service state'
  • Welfare between the wars
  • The Second World War and after
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 7.Conservative Governments And The Welfare State Since 1945 / Robert M. Page
  • Conservatism
  • Conservative governments and the welfare state since 1945
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 8.Labour Governments And The Welfare State Since 1945 / Robert M. Page
  • Introduction
  • Labour's changing ideology
  • The Attlee governments, 1945--51: establishing a democratic socialist welfare state
  • Revisionist social democracy: Labour governments in the 1960s and 70s.
  • `Modern' social democracy and the third way: New Labour and the welfare state, 1997-2010
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • pt. 3 Themes and Issues
  • 9.Pensions, Income Maintenance, And Taxation / Karen Rowlingson
  • Introduction
  • Cultural assumptions about tax and social security
  • The importance of social security and taxation
  • Defining `social security' and taxation
  • The aims of social security and taxation
  • An overview of the current systems
  • Taxation
  • Tackling fraud in social security and taxation
  • Recent reforms and future prospects
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • 10.Work And Employment Policy / Edwin Griggs
  • Introduction: Why work? The connection between work and welfare
  • Concepts and definitions
  • Theories of employment and unemployment
  • Trends in employment and unemployment
  • Political responses: employment policy from the beginnings to Thatcher
  • The Thatcher governments, the unemployment crisis, and employment policy in the 1980s
  • From `old' to `new' Labour: employment policy 1997--2010
  • Recent developments: economic crisis and austerity
  • The Coalition Government's policies
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 11.Education / Guy Daly
  • Introduction
  • Pre-war education provision
  • The post-war education settlement
  • 1979--97: the end of consensus
  • 1997--2010: Education, education, education?
  • The Conservative--Liberal Democrat Coalition
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • 12.Adult Health And Social Care / Guy Daly
  • The origins of current services
  • Current challenges and policy responses
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 13.Children And Families / Paul Daniel
  • Introduction
  • Demographic change and the family
  • New Labour: children and families
  • The Coalition government and family policy
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 14.Debating The Ups And Downs Of Youth Justice / Peter Squires
  • Introduction
  • The politics of youth criminalisation: What goes up...?
  • A punitive transformation?
  • Youth justice U-turns
  • And down again?
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 15.Health Policy / Martin Powell
  • Introduction
  • Origins and development
  • The National Health Service
  • Conservative health policy (1979--97)
  • New Labour health policy (1997--2010)
  • Coalition health policy (2010--)
  • Discussion
  • Assessment
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • 16.Housing Policy / Kevin Gulliver
  • Introduction
  • Historical background
  • Housing policy under the New Right
  • residualised state involvement and the promotion of the market
  • Public housing under the Conservatives
  • Home ownership
  • The private rental sector
  • Homelessness
  • New Labour's housing policy
  • Public housing under New Labour
  • Home ownership under Labour
  • The private rental sector
  • Homeless and other vulnerable individuals and households
  • The `credit crunch' and housing under the Coalition government
  • Social housing under the Coalition
  • The promotion of home ownership under the Coalition
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 17.`Race', Ethnicity, And Social Policy / Norman Ginsburg
  • `Race', ethnicity, and racism
  • From `race relations' to `community cohesion' and integrationism
  • Ethnic categorisation and growing ethnic diversity
  • Immigration and refugee policy
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Poverty and the labour market
  • Policing
  • Schooling
  • Housing
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • 18.Disability And Social Policy / Alan Roulstone
  • Background and policy context
  • Disability policy: a case of non-conformity to policy paradigms?
  • Policy frameworks and disabled people
  • An edifice of social rights: a foundation of economic citizenship?
  • Social welfare
  • Social care
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • 19.Older People, Population Ageing, And Policy Responses / Karen West
  • Introduction
  • Population ageing
  • The UK House of Lords Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change Report: `Reading for Ageing?'
  • Generational fairness and inter-generational relations
  • Promoting independence and active ageing
  • Pensions and work
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • 20.An Alternative Perspective: Green Social Policy / Michael Cahill
  • Introduction
  • The environmental crisis
  • Responding to the environmental challenge
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 21.Exploring The Boundaries Of Social Policy / Catherine Bochel
  • Introduction
  • `New' and `old' social policy concerns
  • Setting the context: the changing nature of social policy
  • Food
  • The environment and sustainability
  • Transport and travel
  • Information and communication technology
  • Conclusions
  • Summary
  • pt. 4 European and International Developments
  • 22.Comparative Social Policy / Harry Cowen
  • Comparing welfare states
  • The archetypal welfare states
  • Welfare state systems and the impact of the 2008 economic recession
  • Social policy responses to the crisis
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 23.Global Social Policy And The Politics Of Globalisation / Harry Cowen
  • Global social policy and institutions
  • Wealth distribution and income inequality
  • Transnational corporations and global inequalities
  • The contending perspectives on globalisation
  • Global recession and social welfare
  • Global social policy response to crisis
  • Competing explanations of the global crisis
  • The politics of globalisation and the anti-globalisation movement
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 24.The European Union And Social Policy / Harry Cowen
  • The European Union's global significance today
  • The origins and structures of the European Union
  • The enlargement debate
  • Challenge to the Constitution and the Lisbon EU Reform Treaty
  • The United Kingdom and the Lisbon Treaty
  • European social policy
  • The social and economic impact of the Eurozone crisis on the EU
  • Explanations of the Eurozone crisis
  • The European Union policies in response to the euro crisis
  • Conclusion
  • Summary
  • 25.Conclusions / Guy Daly.