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Social Policy and Welfare Pluralism: Selected Writings of Robert Pinker

John Offer and Robert Pinker


This book presents a thematic selection of writings by eminent sociologist Robert Pinker on social policy and welfare pluralism, bringing together for the first time many articles that have either never before been published or are difficult to access today. Pinker began writing on social policy in the 1960s, undertaking research work on issues such as the development of health care within the poor law. He published books devoted to social policy, along with various articles on complementary topics. Pinker's main concern was to rethink the study of social policy. His ideas were primarily built ... More

Keywords: social policy, Robert Pinker, social services, welfare pluralism, stigma, social welfare, welfare state

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447323556
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447323556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Offer, editor
Ulster University

Robert Pinker, editor

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