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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2007): Welfare state - UK

Social policy: and introduction. 3rd ed.

K. Blakemore and E. Griggs

Maidenhead: Open University, 2007

The revised edition of the text builds on the strengths of the previous editions to offer a broad introduction to current developments in social policy and welfare. It contains new chapters on criminal justice, employment policy and on the impact of devolution and the European Union. It also contains re-written chapters on social security and poverty, education, health, housing and environment, social care, and the history and principles of social policy. It offers discussion and analysis of major policy themes including power and decision-making, paying for welfare, social control and the role of the professions. Study aids include glossary of key terms. Each chapter includes key terms and concepts and further reading including websites.

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