SmartSellTM - The New Way to Sell Online

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Analysing Social Policy

New or Used: $105.00
This book brings together leading international researchers to discuss governmental approaches to analysing social policies. Analysing Social Policy expands the scope of social policy analysis using the insights from post-Foucauldian scholarship on the art of governing in liberal democracies. One of the main conclusions reached is that policy researchers need to pay much greater attention to the minutiae of policy reform, and to the discursive and material ways in which power operates in policy change. The chapters comprising this book are purposefully written in a clear, accessible and reflective manner, with each of the contributions empirically grounded, drawing on social policy problems and practices in many countries, ranging from North America to Europe to Australasia. The editors address key concerns of both policy analysts as well as academic researchers attempting to locate appropriate theoretical frameworks to make sense of welfare state restructuring in the 21st century. This book will appeal to researchers and research students in political science, social policy, social work and sociology through its demonstration of how to apply contemporary social theory to research problems. It will also be of interest to policy scholars around the world who are involved in analysing the intersections of power, politics and policy.
Product Details

Table of Contents

Contents: 1. Introduction: Reframing Social Policy Analysis Greg Marston and Catherine McDonald PART I: GOVERNING SPACES AND PLACES 2. Governmentality and Powers of Life and Death Mitchell Dean 3. Global Governance and Local Policy Partnerships Wendy Larner 4. Governing the Spaces on the Margin of Society Jorgen Elm-Larsen PART II: GOVERNING OTHERS AND GOVERNING SELVES 5. Consumerism and the Remaking of State-Citzen Relations in the UK John Clarke 6. The Politics of Subject Formation: Welfare-Reliant Women's Response to Welfare Reform in the United States and the Netherlands Anna C. Korteweg 7. Governing Men and Boys in Public Policy in Australia Bob Pease 8. Activating Child and Youth Welfare - A Case of the Neo-Social Re-arrangement of German Social Policy Fabian Kessl PART III: GOVERNING THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGIES 9. `The End of the Passing Past': Towards Polytemporal Policy Studies William Walters 10. Governing the Mother: Access to Reproductive Technologies Jennifer Smith 11. Segmentation and Conditionality: Technological Reconfigurations in Social Policy Paul Henman 12. Conclusion: A Conversation Worth Continuing? Greg Marston and Catherine McDonald Index

About the Author

Edited by Greg Marston, Professor of Social Policy, Queensland University of Technology and Catherine McDonald, former Professor of Social Work and Program Director, School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Australia

Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Analysing Social Policy: A Governmental Approach on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top