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Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Austerity, Community Action, and the Future of Citizenship

Shana Cohen, Christina Fuhr, and Jan-Jonathan Bock (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447331032
eISBN:
9781447331056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331032.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines local responses to political and economic crises in Germany and the UK. In Germany, the influx of refugees has thrown into question state capacity to cope with crisis and the ... More

Capability-Promoting PoliciesEnhancing Individual and Social Development

Capability-Promoting Policies: Enhancing Individual and Social Development

Hans-Uwe Otto, Melanie Walker, and Holger Ziegler (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447334316
eISBN:
9781447334354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334316.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Most current social welfare policies aim to ameliorate immediate problems or injustices, but they do little to foster human development or support the potential of people within marginalized ... More

Care and social integration in European societies

Care and social integration in European societies

Birgit Pfau-Effinger and Birgit Geissler (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346049
eISBN:
9781447301592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346049.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book provides descriptions and comparative analyses of the now complex and highly varied arrangements for the care of children, disabled and older people in Europe, set within the context of ... More

The changing face of welfareConsequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

The changing face of welfare: Consequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

Jorgen Goul Andersen, Anne-Marie Guillemard, Per H. Jensen, and Birgit Pfau-Effinger (eds)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345929
eISBN:
9781447303701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

There have been major shifts in the framework of social policy and welfare across Europe. Adopting a multi-level, comparative, and interdisciplinary approach, this book develops a critical analysis ... More

Class, Inequality and Community Development

Class, Inequality and Community Development

Mae Shaw and Marjorie Mayo (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447322450
eISBN:
9781447322474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447322450.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book, the second title in the Rethinking Community Development series, starts from concern about increasing inequality worldwide and the re-emergence of community development in public policy ... More

The Conservative Party and social policy

The Conservative Party and social policy

Hugh Bochel (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424334
eISBN:
9781447303718
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424334.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

With the Conservative Party breaking new ground in forming a coalition government with the Liberal Democrats, this book examines the development and content of the Conservatives' approaches to social ... More

Contemporary social evils

Contemporary social evils

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424099
eISBN:
9781447301981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424099.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Which underlying problems pose the greatest threat to British society in the twenty-first century? A hundred years after its philanthropist founder identified poverty, alcohol, drugs and gambling ... More

Cultures of careBiographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Cultures of care: Biographies of carers in Britain and the two Germanies

Prue Chamberlayne

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861341662
eISBN:
9781447302018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861341662.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book explores the experiences of informal home carers in the different welfare systems of the former West Germany and East Germany, and Britain. It is innovative in using a biographical case ... More

Disability and the Welfare State in BritainChanges in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Disability and the Welfare State in Britain: Changes in Perception and Policy 1948-79

Jameel Hampton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447316428
eISBN:
9781447316442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316428.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book examines the welfare of disabled people during the welfare state of the 1940s to the later 1970s. The welfare state seemed to promise universal health and welfare for all, but originally ... More

Enterprising care?Unpaid voluntary action in the 21st century

Enterprising care?: Unpaid voluntary action in the 21st century

Irene Hardill

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427212
eISBN:
9781447302193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427212.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Throughout the European Union, rates of unemployment among young people tend to be higher than among the general population and there is a serious risk of marginalisation and exclusion. This book ... More

Exploring the production of urban spaceDifferential space in three post-industrial cities

Exploring the production of urban space: Differential space in three post-industrial cities

Michael Edema Leary-Owhin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781447305743
eISBN:
9781447311454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305743.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This important book presents new international comparative research that engages critically with Lefebvre’s spatial theories and challenges recent thinking about the nature of urban space. The book ... More

A generation of change, a lifetime of difference?Social policy in Britain since 1979

A generation of change, a lifetime of difference?: Social policy in Britain since 1979

Martin Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423054
eISBN:
9781447301387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423054.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book addresses the historical development of social and fiscal policies from the late 1970s to the present day by asking what has changed, how these changes have affected the lifecourse and what ... More

Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Housing allowances in comparative perspective

Peter Kemp (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347541
eISBN:
9781447302506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347541.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Housing allowances have become increasingly important policy instruments in the advanced welfare states. Operating at the interface between housing and social security policy, they provide ... More

An intellectual history of British social policyIdealism versus non-idealism

An intellectual history of British social policy: Idealism versus non-idealism

John Offer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345318
eISBN:
9781447301455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345318.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Drawing on recent historical research, the book reconsiders and challenges many long-held beliefs about the ‘evolution’ of social policy; presents a wide-ranging reappraisal of links between social ... More

Leadership and the Reform of Education

Leadership and the Reform of Education

Helen Gunter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847427670
eISBN:
9781447305606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427670.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Western politicians consider leadership to be essential for the delivery of educational reform. Everyone in a school — including children — need to identify as a leader, have the word ‘leader’ in ... More

Making social policy work

Making social policy work

John Hills, Julian Le Grand, and David Piachaud (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349583
eISBN:
9781447302742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349583.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to ... More

Modernising the welfare stateThe Blair legacy

Modernising the welfare state: The Blair legacy

Martin Powell (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420404
eISBN:
9781447302834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420404.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Tony Blair was the longest serving Labour Prime Minister in British history. This book, the third in a trilogy of books on New Labour, analyses the legacy of his government for social policy, ... More

Policy reconsideredMeanings, politics and practices

Policy reconsidered: Meanings, politics and practices

Susan M. Hodgson and Zoe Irving (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349132
eISBN:
9781447302995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349132.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The idea of policy is ripe for critical reappraisal. Whilst the context for policy making changes constantly, multiple questions endure, such as how policy is conceived and why; what is taken for ... More

The Political Economy of the Irish Welfare StateChurch, State and Capital

The Political Economy of the Irish Welfare State: Church, State and Capital

Fred Powell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332916
eISBN:
9781447332930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332916.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This book analyzes the changing shape of Irish society over the hundred years since the 1916 rising, arguing that there are distinctive master patterns that characterize its development of a welfare ... More

Public engagement and social science

Public engagement and social science

Stella Maile and David Griffiths (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447306863
eISBN:
9781447311546
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306863.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This original edited collection explores the value of public engagement in a wider social science context. Its main themes range from the dialogic character of social science to the pragmatic ... More

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