Understanding State Welfare

Author: Brian Lund
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412932793
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This accessible and original text combines a systematic examination of the theories of welfare with an historical account of the evolution of the welfare state and its impact in promoting social justice. It identifies the principles governing social distribution and examines the rationales for these different distributive principles. This book also links the theories of distribution to the actual development of social policy and considers their outcomes. Understanding State Welfare will be essential reading for students of social policy. It provides a clear understanding of both theories of welfare and the history of the development of the British welfare state.

Irish Social Policy second Edition

Author: Dukelow, Fiona
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447329619
Format: PDF, ePub
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This second edition of a highly successful textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to social policy in Ireland addressing a range of social policy topics of growing importance in contemporary Irish society including issues related to children, service users and groups, migration, ethnicity, sexuality and climate change.

Social justice and public policy

Author: Craig, Gary
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447315480
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Social justice is a contested term, incorporated into the language of widely differing political positions. Those on the left argue that it requires intervention from the state to ensure equality, at least of opportunity; those on the right believe that it can be underpinned by the economics of the market place with little or no state intervention. To date, political philosophers have made relatively few serious attempts to explain how a theory of social justice translates into public policy. This important book, drawing on international experience and a distinguished panel of political philosophers and social scientists, addresses what the meaning of social justice is, and how it translates into the everyday concerns of public and social policy, in the context of both multiculturalism and globalisation.

Understanding Inequality Poverty and Wealth

Author: Ridge, Tess
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1861349149
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This major textbook provides students with a critical understanding of poverty and social exclusion in relation to wealth, rather than as separate from it.

Has Devolution Made a Difference

Author: Alan Trench
Publisher: Imprint Academic
ISBN: 9780907845874
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This book provides a stock-take of the effect of devolution during the first term of the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly of Wales. It assesses as a whole not just how parts of the Uk have been affected by devolution but also its effect on the UK as a whole.

Altruism and the British Welfare State

Author: Robert M. Page
ISBN: 9781856280778
Format: PDF
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This monograph on the influence of altruism on British social policy covers such topics as the historic roots of altruism and social welfare in Britain; altruism during and after World War II; and the performance and prospects of the altruistic welfare state.

Welfare and the Welfare State

Author: Bent Greve
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317643933
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The welfare state plays a key role in people’s everyday lives in developed societies. At the same time, the welfare state is contested and there are constant discussions on how and to what degree the state should intervene, influence and have an impact on the development of society. Recent years have seen an accelerated transformation of the welfare state in the light of the global financial crisis, demographic change and changes in the perception of the state’s role in relation to social welfare. This raises fundamentally new issues related to social policy and welfare state analysis. This book provides: an introduction to the principles of welfare a conceptual framework necessary for understanding social policy at the macro-level a comparative approach to welfare states globally an overview of new ways to organise and steer welfare states an introduction to welfare state politics and underlying economic framework an account of equality and inequality in modern societies new directions for welfare states The book’s focus on core concepts and the variety of international welfare state regimes and mechanisms for delivering social policy provides a much needed introduction to the rapidly changing concept of welfare for students on social policy, social studies, sociology and politics courses.

Social Exclusion and Justice in India

Author: P. S. Krishnan
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351603493
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This book draws upon nearly seven decades of first-hand experiences from the ground to understand social exclusion, and movements and efforts for social justice in India. The author, a renowned champion of social justice for deprived social classes, delves into the roots of discrimination in Indian society as well as explains why caste discrimination still persists and how it can be effectively countered. The volume: examines the caste system and its socio-economic ramifications from the perspective of Dalits, and Socially and Educationally Backward Classes; explores the nuances of the Gandhi–Ambedkar debate on the status and liberation of Dalits and synthesis of the approaches of Gandhi, Ambedkar, Narayana Guru and Marx in resolving certain key issues; analyses legal, economic, social and cultural frameworks to understand caste system and related concepts such as ‘untouchability’, atrocities, reservation, etc. in contemporary India; and provides practical insights into the Constitution-based comprehensive measures required to remedy the consequences of caste system and establish social equality in a holistic manner. The book will interest scholars and researchers of social exclusion and social justice, Dalit, Adivasi and Backward Classes studies, sociology and social anthropology, politics, law and human rights, as well as policy-makers, think tanks and NGOs in the field.