Social Policy in Britain
3rd Revised edition
By (author) Pete Alcock
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Social Policy in Britain by Pete Alcock
Book DescriptionMaking a complex subject very approachable, this new edition to this popular book is an essential resource for any student needing to understand social policy in Britain today. This is an updated edition of a very well-established and strong selling book. The author is respected by lecturers and popular with students. It has fully revised features to aid learning, including web-based and electronic resource lists.Understanding social policy can be a daunting task, this book guides students and trainees through the subject, making complex ideas easy to digest. Packed with updated questions, tasks and resource lists, it provides important material on major new areas of debate, including pension provision and rising NHS costs.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230551589
(245mm x 190mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Pete Alcock
Student's Companion to Social Policy, Paperback (August 2016)
This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Student s Companion to Social Policy charts the latest developments, research, challenges, and controversies in the field in a concise, authoritative format.
Social Policy in Britain, Paperback (March 2014)
Alcock's exemplary style of making complex concepts accessible makes this new edition another trustworthy recommendation. Comprehensively updated to reflect the considerable political changes and policy developments since the previous edition, it also boasts new pedagogical features which ensure reader engagement and understanding.
International Social Policy, Paperback (March 2009)
Updating the successful first edition, this book offers an insightful comparative study of welfare provision throughout the developed world. Written by international experts, the book explores policy development, organization, changes and trends. This is an indispensable resource for all students and scholars of global social policy.
Understanding Poverty, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Pete Alcock
Pete Alcock provides a comprehensive introduction to the analysis of poverty and social exclusion covering the definition, measurement, distribution and causes of poverty and the policies developed to combat it. The third edition has been rewritten to include recent developments while maintaining the successful broad approach of earlier editions.
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Author Biography - Pete Alcock
PETE ALCOCK is Professor of Social Policy and Administration and Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is the author of Understanding Poverty 3e (2006) and co-editor of the The Blackwell Companion to Social Policy, The Blackwell Dictionary of Social Policy and International Social Policy. He is past chair of the Social Policy Association and the Journal of Social Policy.
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