The Principles of Social Policy

Author: Robert F. Drake

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333763384

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

View: 4282

The Principles of Social Policy provides a powerful exposition of policy making in the contemporary nation state. Social policies are shaped by prevailing political beliefs and values and they are made tangible in the form of overarching policy objectives. These may include, for example, the promotion of equality, the securing of justice or the preservation of liberty. In this text the key principles that underpin social policy in Western democracies are identified and scrutinised in clear, jargon-free language. The aims of this ground breaking text are clearly reflected in its structure. Opening chapters explore the multi-dimensional nature of the values and principles that stand behind political thought. Following this, a discussion of concepts such as equality, justice and freedom reveals the importance of values and principles in shaping the contours of social policy. In conclusion the centrality of the influence of key principles is examined as theoretical ideas introduced earlier in the book are related to the development of policy and practice in real society. This raises questions about the future of social policy and the serious implications for welfare in a fast changing world. This will be essential reading for students of social policy, applied social studies, politics and other courses concerned with the role of government and the provision of public services.
Posted in Social Science

Social Work and Social Policy

Advancing the Principles of Economic and Social Justice

Author: Ira C. Colby,Catherine N. Dulmus,Karen M. Sowers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118420977

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 4426

A comprehensive overview of domestic and global social welfare policy Written by a team of renowned social policy experts sharing their unique perspectives on global and U.S. social welfare policy issues, Social Work and Social Policy helps social workers consider key issues that face policymakers, elected officials, and agency administrators in order to develop policies that are both fair and just. Designed as a foundational social welfare policy text, this important book meets the Council on Social Work Education's (CSWE) Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Encouraging readers' critical thinking on various issues, each chapter begins with an overarching question and "what if" scenarios, and ends with a set of suggested key terms, online resources, and discussion questions. Recognizing that policy work requires practitioners to be as fully versed as possible with the issue at hand, Social Work and Social Policy thoroughly explores: Social welfare policy as a form of social justice The evolution of the American welfare state Human security and the welfare of societies Social policy from a global perspective Challenges for social policies in Asia Welfare reform and the need for social empathy The U.S. Patriot Act and its implications for the social work profession Human rights and emerging social media Compelling and broad in scope, Social Work and Social Policy is an indispensable text for students and a valuable resource for practitioners concerned with creating social policy and governmental action guided by justice for all.
Posted in Social Science

The Principles of Social Policy

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137121890

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9902

The Principles of Social Policy provides a powerful exposition of policy making in the contemporary nation state. Social policies are shaped by prevailing political beliefs and values and they are made tangible in the form of overarching policy objectives. These may include, for example, the promotion of equality, the securing of justice or the preservation of liberty. In this text the key principles that underpin social policy in Western democracies are identified and scrutinised in clear, jargon-free language. The aims of this ground breaking text are clearly reflected in its structure. Opening chapters explore the multi-dimensional nature of the values and principles that stand behind political thought. Following this, a discussion of concepts such as equality, justice and freedom reveals the importance of values and principles in shaping the contours of social policy. In conclusion the centrality of the influence of key principles is examined as theoretical ideas introduced earlier in the book are related to the development of policy and practice in real society. This raises questions about the future of social policy and the serious implications for welfare in a fast changing world. This will be essential reading for students of social policy, applied social studies, politics and other courses concerned with the role of government and the provision of public services.
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Social policy

themes, principles and perspectives in Uganda

Author: Catherine K. H. S. Mwine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 316

View: 9504

Posted in Political Science

Social Work and Social Policy

An Introduction

Author: Jonathan Dickens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317702409

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 6649

An understanding of social policy is vital for engaging practically with social work values, and dealing with political and ethical questions about responsibility, rights and our understanding of ‘the good society’. This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to social policy, tailored to the needs of a social work audience. The new edition of this popular and accessible text analyses current policies and policy themes relevant to social work, and locates them in the context of fundamental social policy principles and debates. It discusses the nature of social policy and its relationship to social work, and covers essential themes such as: - service user participation and involvement - the balance between individual, societal and state responsibility for people’s wellbeing - the interactions of the state, the private sector, voluntary organisations and the family - the relationships between needs, rights and choices - the purposes and challenges of professional social work - the meanings of ‘equality’, ‘prevention’ and ‘personalisation’. Each chapter ends with activities for reflection and analysis, and suggestions for further reading. Social Work and Social Policy is invaluable for students undertaking social work qualifying courses, all of whom are required to demonstrate an understanding of the social policy contexts of practice.
Posted in Social Science

The Impact of Devolution on Social Policy

Author: Derek Birrell

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847422255

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

View: 3609

With new devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, this book provides a study of developments in the major areas of social policy and a full comparison between the four UK nations.
Posted in Political Science

Welfare Theory and Social Policy

A Study in Policy Science

Author: Jeja-Pekka Roos

Publisher: J.P. Roos

ISBN: 951653015X

Category: Aide sociale

Page: 251

View: 9090

Posted in Aide sociale

Social Policy and Social Change

Toward the Creation of Social and Economic Justice

Author: Jillian Jimenez

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412960487

Category: Political Science

Page: 511

View: 7682

A timely examination of social policy through a social constructivist and economic lens, Social Policy and Social Change illuminates the root causes of common social problems and how policy has attempted to ameliorate them. In so doing, the book focuses on how social policies in the United States can be transformed to promote social justice for all groups. The book uniquely offers both an historical analysis of social problems and social policies, and an economic analysis of how capitalism and the market economy have contributed to social problems and impacted social policies. The book goes beyond the U.S. borders to examine the impact of globalization in the United States and in the Global South. It considers the meaning and impact of the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States and explores the policy solutions his administration has proposed to deal with the economic recession of 2008-2009. The book also discusses social workers as agents of social change and advocates of social and economic justice. It examines five key realms: Poverty in families and the welfare system, poverty among the elderly and social security, child maltreatment and child welfare policy, health and mental health policy, and housing policy. Social Policy and Social Change is a primary text for social policy/social welfare policy courses in MSW programs and possibly some higher level BSW programs. It will be supplemented with a comprehensive ancillary program, including a test bank, instructor's manual, and student website.
Posted in Political Science

Social policy in Ireland

principles, practice and problems

Author: Seán Healy (S.M.A.),Brigid Reynolds

Publisher: Oak Tree Press (Ireland)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ireland

Page: 434

View: 8330

In Social Policy in Ireland, 28 of the leading social policy commentators in Ireland contribute to 22 chapters ranging across the social policy spectrum. Some chapters look at issues of principle; others analyze practice while others focus on specific policy problems. Together the contributors provide a detailed analysis of a wide range of issues, articulate viable alternatives and identify pathways to move towards such alternatives. They also address the frameworks, models, and paradigms which underpin policy analysis and policy-making in Ireland.
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Principles of Social Work Practice

A Generic Practice Approach

Author: Molly R Hancock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136460233

Category: Medical

Page: 282

View: 9390

Principles of Social Work Practice is the first textbook to deal exclusively and thoroughly with the significant principles of social work practice and methods that integrate these principles into the common base of practice. You will learn from case examples how to apply crucial ethical, personal, and methodological principles to different practice areas. As you increase your understanding of the nature of professional social work and the essence of its value base and Code of Ethics, you also learn to develop approaches to social work practice that are sensitive to a multicultural clientele. You will leave this book with useful skills and a flexibility that allow you to work not only with individuals but also with families, couples, groups, organizations, and communities. As you read Principles of Social Work Practice, you will heighten your sensitivity to the professional worker-client relationship and its role as a primary instrument of positive change. Using this book as a guide, you can develop your own strategies for facilitating change and growth that will result in the satisfaction of long-term personal and social goals. Simultaneously, you will build a framework for social work practice that has at its foundation a strong sense of individual worth and dignity. A unique combination of theory and practice, readers gain insight into: confidentiality the nonjudgmental attitude controlled emotional involvement self-determination respect for the individual empowerment Principles of Social Work Practice illustrates for advanced undergraduates and graduate students how to effectively intervene in the conflicts that evolve between clients’ needs for well-being and development and the demands or restrictions of public attitudes or social policy. You will sharpen your skills and construct indispensable methods for helping individuals establish vital links with their communities.
Posted in Medical

Principles of Social Welfare

An Introduction to Thinking about the Welfare State

Author: Paul Spicker

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415006316

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

View: 6837

Posted in Political Science

The Age of Social Democracy

Norway and Sweden in the Twentieth Century

Author: Francis Sejersted,Madeleine B. Adams

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691147744

Category: History

Page: 543

View: 2023

This is the history of how two countries on the northern edge of Europe built societies in the twentieth century that became objects of inspiration and envy around the world. Francis Sejersted, one of Scandinavia's leading historians, tells how Norway and Sweden achieved a rare feat by realizing grand visions of societies that combine stability, prosperity, and social welfare. It is a history that holds many valuable lessons today, at a time of renewed interest in the Scandinavian model. The book tells the story of social democracy from the separation of Norway and Sweden in 1905 through the end of the century, tracing its development from revolutionary beginnings through postwar triumph, as it became a hegemonic social order that left its stamp on every sector of society, the economy, welfare, culture, education, and family. The book also tells how in the 1980s, partly in reaction to the strong state, a freedom and rights revolution led to a partial erosion of social democracy. Yet despite the fracturing of consensus and the many economic and social challenges facing Norway and Sweden today, the achievement of their welfare states remains largely intact.
Posted in History

Social Policy

An Introduction

Author: Ken Blakemore,Louise Warwick-Booth

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524663X

Category: Education

Page: 378

View: 3446

A highly respected introductory textbook to social policy, updated to cover recent developments.
Posted in Education

Principles of Social Justice

Author: David Miller

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674706286

Category: Philosophy

Page: 337

View: 4323

The meaning of social justice remains obscure, and existing theories put forward by political philosophers to explain it have failed to capture the way people think about issues of social justice. This text develops a new theory.
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Water and Social Policy

Author: M. Pawar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137385529

Category: Political Science

Page: 105

View: 7178

Manohar Pawar discusses the relevance and importance of social policy for water issues. By analysing several interrelated perspectives on water, he suggests core values as bases for formulating and implementing social policies so as to provide universal free access to safe drinking water for all, particularly for the most poor and disadvantaged.
Posted in Political Science

Young People and Social Policy in Europe

Dealing with Risk, Inequality and Precarity in Times of Crisis

Author: L. Antonucci,M. Hamilton,Steven Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137370521

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

View: 9216

This edited collection provides the first in-depth analysis of social policies and the risks faced by young people. The book explores the effects of both the economic crisis and austerity policies on the lives of young Europeans, examining both the precarity of youth transitions, and the function of welfare state policies.
Posted in Political Science

International Encyclopedia of Social Policy

Author: Tony Fitzpatrick,Huck-ju Kwon,Nick Manning,James Midgley,Gillian Pascall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136610049

Category: Medical

Page: 1688

View: 3777

Available in paperback for the first time, this milestone work offers an in-depth treatment of all aspects of the discipline and practice of social policy globally. Supported by a distinguished international advisory board, the editors have compiled almost 900,000 words across 734 entries written by 284 leading specialists to provide authoritative coverage of concepts, policy actors, welfare institutions and services along a series of national, regional and transnational dimensions. Also included are biographical entries on major policy makers and shapers. The editors have particularly striven to provide strong coverage of differing geographical and cultural traditions so that the variety of social policy, as both an academic discipline and a domain of governance, is reflected. Contributors draw in and make the necessary connections with social policy's associated disciplines to provide a rich picture of this vast and highly diverse field. Comprehensive and authoritative, the Encyclopedia has sought to open up rather than to foreclose the numerous areas in which there is on-going research, debate and, sometimes, serious disagreement and divergence in theory and practice. To this end, entries attempt to introduce a core or common ground of understanding before moving on to a wider discussion of debates regarding different conceptual and geographical approaches. The whole is integrated by cross-referencing and each entry includes a bibliography for further reading. There is a full index. The International Encyclopedia of Social Policy provides the most substantial mapping of the international study and practice of social policy to date and will stand as a vital storehouse of knowledge for many years to come.
Posted in Medical

Face of Research on European Social Development

Community Work, Civil Society, and Professionalisation of Social Work ; [proceedings of the Inter University Consortium for International Social Development (IUCISD), European Branch Conference 2004 in Graz]

Author: Arno Heimgartner

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825889845

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 7484

Social work in Europe is in motion. Both empirical and analytical approaches to research describe the status quo, while also outlining perspectives: Community work is increasingly supplementing social services, the civil society in its sensitive relationship to state and economy is acting as a multiple carrier of social performance, and the professionalisation of social work is witnessing a dramatic expansion. Inputs from various European countries show a diversity of strategies.
Posted in Social Science

Social Protection Sector Strategy

From Safety Net to Springboard

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821349038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 76

View: 1052

This book presents recent World Bank analytical work on the causes of violence and conflict in Columbia and the pilot lending programmes which have been designed to promote peace and help development. It is divided into three sections. The first sets the framework for the history of violence and the mechanisms of its propagation, looks at its costs and also at current policy initiatives to reduce it. The second part looks at the social economic causes of conflict and the costs of achieving peace. The last part reviews the recent experience of the World Bank in assisting countries that are experiencing, or have overcome, domestic armed conflict.
Posted in Business & Economics