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Introducing Social Policy


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Table of Contents

Authors and Contributors
Guided Tour
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction What is Social Policy?
Introduction to Part 1
Part 1: Historical development of welfare
2. Welfare before the state
3. The Welfare State Years: Consensus and Conflict
Concluding comment to Part 1
Introduction to Part 2
Part 2: Contemporary welfare
4. A 'crisis' of the welfare state
5. Making Policy
6. The Governance of Social Policy
7. Welfare within a Fragmented State - Devolved Social Policy
8. Paying for welfare
Concluding comment to Part 2
Introduction to Part 3
Part 3: Theorising and Researching Welfare
9. Political theory, the state, and welfare
10. Ideology, the state and welfare in Britain
11. Doing Social Research
Concluding comment to Part 3
Introduction to Part 4
Part 4: Welfare themes
12. Health Policy
13. Social Care
14. Housing Policy
15. Education
16. Work and Employment Policy
17. Pensions Policy
18. Family Policy
19. Social Divisions and Equal Opportunities Policies
20. Crime and Criminal Justice
21. The Living Environment
22. International Social Policy: Globalisation And The European Union
Concluding comment to Part 4References
Glossary of terms

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