Global Social Problems
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Global Social Problems by Professor Vic George
Book DescriptionIn this major new textbook, Vic George and Robert Page provide an original and much--needed introduction to global social problems and the emergence of a global social policy response. In an increasingly globalized world, it is inevitable that many of the social problems which have so far been seen as national in character will assume a global character. Global social problems are those which cannot be confined within national boundaries and which need both national and international attention if they are to be ameliorated. Pollution of the atmosphere is a stark example of this process. Global Social Problems begins with a discussion of the contested concept of globalization. Then eight of the most important global social problems are explored and explained by leading experts in environmental degration, international poverty, crime, AIDS, drugs, family violence, racism and migration. The book also includes chapter which explores the global social policy implications of these developments. With suggestions for further reading and accessible style, this book will be essential reading for undergraduate students in the social science, particularly those studying social policy, sociology and politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745629513
(236mm x 163mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Vic George
Global Social Problems, Paperback (September 2004)
* provides an introduction to a wide range of social problems and their relation to the global era, such as AIDS, poverty and racism. * includes chapters written by acknowledged experts in the field of social policy specifically for students.
Globalisation and Human Welfare, Paperback (April 2002)
This text offers an introduction to the positive and negative effects of globalization on human welfare in industrial and developing societies. It documents the effects of globalization on economic growth, income distribution, poverty, education, health, social care and the environment.
European Welfare Futures, Paperback (March 2000)
European Welfare Futures presents a clear and up--to--date analysis of developments in social policy in the main EU member states. It provides a systematic account of welfare retrenchment and assesses the competing explanations of this process.
Social Policy Towards 2000, Paperback (December 1993)» View all books by Professor Vic George
Demand for public services is rising but Government ability to finance it is constrained. "Social Policy Towards 2000" examines this current major problem in Britain, and looks ahead to the year 2000 and beyond.
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Author Biography - Professor Vic George
Vic George is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Kent. Robert M. Page is Reader in Democratic Socialism and Social Policy, University of Birmingham.
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