Understanding Community

Politics, Policy and Practice

Author: Peter Somerville

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847423922

Category: Social Science

Page: 289

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This topical text provides students with a clear understanding of policy and theory in relation to community. By examining areas of government policy this book explores the difficulties that communities face, discusses new concepts and investigates what 'community' might mean in today's diverse British society.
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Understanding community

Politics, policy and practice

Author: Peter Somerville

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447328078

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This substantially revised edition of a highly topical text draws upon theory from Marx and Bourdieu to offer a clearer understanding of community in capitalist society. The book takes a more critical look at the literature on community, community development and the politics of community, and applies this critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition on economic development, learning, health and social care, housing, and policing, taking into account the changes in policy that have taken place, particularly in the UK, since the first edition was written. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of social policy, sociology and politics as well as areas of housing and urban studies.
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Social Policy Review 14

Developments and debates: 2001-2002

Author: Sykes, Robert,Bochel, Catherine

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847425526

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

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Social Policy Review 14 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. Chapters have been purposely chosen to review a varied and interesting selection of social policy developments in Britain and internationally, and to set current policy developments in a broader context of key trends and debates.
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Understanding Housing Policy

Author: Brian Lund

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 184742631X

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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Understanding housing policy is an up-to-date text on a rapidly changing policy field written by an author with extensive experience in implementing housing policy.
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Understanding Health and Social Care

Author: Jon Glasby

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847426239

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of both health and social care, for social policy students, for students on professional training courses and for existing practitioners.
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Understanding Theories and Concepts in Social Policy

Author: Ruth Lister

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861347936

Category: Political Science

Page: 311

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"This is an admirably clear and comprehensive account of the theories and concepts of contemporary social policy. Excellent and essential for undergraduate and postgraduate social policy and social theory courses."-Fiona Williams, Professor of Social Policy, University of Leeds, UK "Theory has rarely been so interesting, lively, engaging and real. Ruth Lister has produced a text of great scholarship and a tour de force."-Saul Becker, Professor of Social Policy and Social Care, University of Nottingham, UK This key text from the best-selling Understanding Welfare series provides a unique understanding of the main theoretical perspectives and concepts used in social policy and related disciplines in a student-friendly format. A central theme is that theory helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. Written by a leading authority in UK social policy, the book uses diverse contemporary examples to help theoretical arguments come alive and uses summaries and additional resources to help students and their teachers in their learning. Rather than presenting abstract theory, it demonstrates the relationship between theory and political and policy debates so that students can see the relevance to their own lives. It will be essential reading for second- and third-year undergraduates and postgraduates in social policy, social theory and related subjects, as well as their teachers.
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Understanding 'race' and Ethnicity

Theory, History, Policy, Practice

Author: Gary Craig,Karl Atkin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847427707

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This much-needed textbook combines historical and theoretical approaches to the issue of 'race' and ethnicity within welfare provision, including an examination of how minorities experience welfare in a range of service settings
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Understanding the policy process (Second edition)

Analysing welfare policy and practice

Author: Hudson, John,Lowe, Stuart

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447320018

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This book draws on the latest and best social science to explain how and why social policy change occurs. Focusing on the policy making process as the key to change, it uses core concepts of policy analysis, one in each chapter, to build up a fully worked explanation of social policy change and to equip readers with knowledge that can be applied to any aspect of welfare policy and public and social policy more generally. This second edition of the book updates the bestselling first edition for the post-Blair era with international case studies from numerous countries. Understanding the policy process: · introduces the main themes of the policy analysis literature; · demonstrates the centrality of the policy making process to an understanding of the operational possibilities and limits of social policy; · takes account of macro-, meso- and micro-level approaches to social policy analysis; · uses clear explanations of key concepts, up-to-date illustrative case studies and examples to increase students' understanding of the theory and practice of policy analysis; · uses a comparative approach.
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Understanding Housing Policy (third Edition)

Author: Brian Lund

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447330447

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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Focusing on principles and theory and their application in the process of constructing housing policy, with boxed examples and case studies throughout, this fully revised 3rd edition addresses the range of socio-economic factors that have influenced UK housing policy in recent years.
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Understanding ‘race’ and ethnicity 2e

Theory, history, policy, practice

Author: Chattoo, Sangeeta,Atkin, Karl

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447339657

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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In the last few years, national and international politics have been characterised by the erasure of ‘race’ and ethnicity within public policy and discourse. Events such as the escalation in ‘race’ hate crime associated with the EU Referendum in the UK, the rise of the far right across European polities, or Donald Trump’s promise to build a wall across Mexico, contradict the political rhetoric of the ‘arrival’ of a ‘post-race’ era. This new edition of a widely-respected textbook examines welfare policy and racism, alongside institutional racism and community cohesion within a broad policy framework. Fully updated, it contains: • a new foreword by Professor Kate Pickett, acclaimed co-author of The Spirit Level • two new chapters on ethnicity, disability and chronic illness, and education policy and ‘race’ respectively • recent changes in black and minority ethnic demographics in the UK • a post-script from a minority student on her struggle to make a new home in Britain Suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in social policy, sociology and applied social sciences, it includes: • updated empirical data and examples • links to external sources for further reading • questions for discussion, reflection and further learning. Covering an unrivalled range of social welfare issues, the marriage of theory, history and contemporary data makes important and difficult debates about ‘race’, ethnicity, discrimination and social equality more accessible to a student audience as well as policy and welfare practitioners interested in its global themes of immigration, austerity and securitisation.
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