Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Comparative Social Policy by Jochen Clasen

Comparative Social Policy provides students with an introduction to cross-national social policy research, conveying the fascinating and challenging issues involved in conducting research of this kind. The book examines the theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches, discusses prevailing concepts and reflects on methodological difficulties. The authors use examples from a wide range of social policy analysis to illustrate what can be gained by conducting comparative social policy research.The first part of the book provides a broad overview of the growing interest in comparative welfare state research and a discussion of major theoretical and methodological aspects relevant to comparative social research in general. Part II provides readers with an understanding of previous work in the subject, major approaches, important concepts and theories as well as methodological difficulties within comparative research in particular policy fields (health, housing, family policy, social care, social security, labour market policy).The final section addresses particular themes and issues across these fields and highlights the essential components of comparative social policy research, particularly the need to explore these issues carefully to gain awareness of subtle cross-national differences and thus avoid misleading results. The book includes differing country samples and sizes and takes examples from Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region. All the chapters reflect on relevant conceptual and methodological approaches, each is written for the student reader and concludes with a guide to further reading.

Buy Comparative Social Policy by Jochen Clasen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780631207740
ISBN-10: 0631207740
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 162mm x 15mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Comparative Social Policy by Jochen Clasen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Comparative Social Policy book by Jochen Clasen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Jochen Clasen

Jochen Clasen is Senior Lecturer in Social Policy in the Department of Applied Social Science, Stirling University. He has recently edited Social Insurance in Europe (1997) and co-authored (with A. Gould and J. Vincent) Voices Within and Without: Responses to long-term unemployment in Germany, Sweden and Britain (1998), both of which are published by The Polity Press.

Books By Jochen Clasen

Regulating the Risk of Unemployment by Jochen Clasen
Paperback, October 2013
$51.26
Converging Worlds of Welfare? by Jochen Clasen
Hardback, May 2011
$135.86
Reforming European Welfare States by Jochen Clasen
Paperback, September 2007
$61.16
Comparative Social Policy, Theories and Methods by Jochen Clasen
Hardback, December 1998
$189.86