Social Policy for the Twenty-First Century
New Perspectives, Big Issues
By (author) Bill Jordan
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Social Policy for the Twenty-First Century by Bill Jordan
Book DescriptionIn the new century, governments face three challenges for their social policies. Their efforts to improve their citizens' well-being must be consistent with the development of the world economy, and should if possible enhance the situation of the poorest populations. Their systems for redistribution and public services must be rooted in a convincing version of their own domestic order. And they should be sustainable over time, doing justice to the needs of future generations. This book shows how social policy can address these big issues, and how they relate to each other in an integrated world economy. Drawing on perspectives and analyses from political and social theory, economics, psychology, migration studies and international relations, Bill Jordan gives a new account of the links between global human development and individual well-being. He analyses the purposes and strategies of international organizations, business corporations and ordinary individuals, using case examples from all over the world. Essential reading for anyone interested in the future of social policy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745636078
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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* Presents a highly original new way of thinking about modern societies and human relationships. * Written by a leading professor of Social Policy * Contains numerous first hand interviews and everyday examples.
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Author Biography - Bill Jordan
Bill Jordan, Professor, Universities of Plymouth, Huddersfield and London Metropolitan University
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