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The Handbook of Social Policy

Second Edition
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September 2008 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Handbook of Social Policy was originally conceptualized as a 'state of the field' of social policy that examines past, current and future directions. Since its publication, it has been adopted in masters and doctoral programs as a text and thus should be revised to stay current.

Since its First Edition, much has changed in US social policy, such as a new presidency and political party and the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Within the field of social work, there has been increased attention to issues of diversity and social justice. The Second Edition of this Handbook follows a similar format but with a few key changes.

Changes to the Second Edition:

" Up-to-date policies and references to include the latest information on Social Policy

" A more streamlined format has been implemented to make the Handbook more consistent with the way most instructors teach their courses.

" Contributors have added more case studies and examples.

" More attention focused on diverse populations and international issues

" Content will be added to reflect the areas that have received increased attention, such as Advocacy, Policy practice, Immigration issues, Discrimination, and more.

 
Preface
James Midgley, Michelle Livermore
Introduction: Social Policy and Social Welfare
 
PART I. THE NATURE OF SOCIAL POLICY
James Midgley
1. The Definition of Social Policy
Diana M. DiNitto
2. An Overview of American Social Policy
Jane Waldfogel
3. Economic Dimensions of Social Policy
Bruce Jansson
4. Policy Analysis
Richard Hoefer
5. Policy Practice and Advocay
Pranab Chatterjee, Diwakar Vadapalli
6. The Impact of Social Policy
 
PART II. THE HISTORY OF SOCIAL POLICY
Phyllis J. Day
7. Social Policey from Colonial Times to the Civil War
John M. Herrick
8. Social Policy and the Progressive Era
Robert Leighninger, Leslie Leighninger
9. Social Policy and the New Deal
Michael Reisch
10. Social Policy and the Great Society
David Stoesz
11. Social Policy: Regan and Beyond
 
PART III. THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOCIAL POLICY
James Midgley
12. The Institutional Approach to Social Policy
Leon Ginsberg
13. Conservative Approaches to Social Policy
Demetrius S. Iatridis
14. Critical Social Policy
Neil Gilbert
15. Welfare Pluralism and Social Policy
Cheryl Hyde
16. Feminist Approaches to Social Policy
Lori Parham, Jill Quadagno, Jordan Brown
17: Race, Politics, and Social Policy
James Midgley, Michael Sherraden
18. The Social Development Perspective in Social Policy
Marie D. Hoff, John G. McNutt
19. Social Policy and the Physical Environment
 
PART IV. SOCIAL POLICY AND THE SOCIAL SERVICES
Katherine Briar-Lawson, Toni Naccarato, Jeanette Drews
20. Child and Family Welfare Policies and Services
Jill Duerr Berrick
21. Income Maintenance and Support: The Changing Face of Welfare
Martha Ozawa
22. Social Security
Fernando M. Torres-Gil, Valentine Villa
23. Social Policy and the Elderly
Jenny Jacobs Kronenfeld
24. Social Policy and Health Care
Kevin Fox Gotham, James D. Wright
25. Housing Policy
James W. Callicutt
26. Social Policies and Mental Health
Elizabeth Lightfoot
27. Social Policies for People With Disabilities
Margaret Severson
28. Social Policy and the Correctional System
Michelle Livermore, Younghee Lim
29. Employment Policy and Social Welfare
Susan Stone
30. Education and Social Policy
Robert Waste
31. Urban Development Policy
 
PART V. CONCLUSION: INTERNATIONAL AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES OF SOCIAL POLICY
Sheila B. Kamerman, Alfred J. Kahn
32. International Aspects of Social Policy
James Midgley, Michelle Livermore
33. The Future of Social Policy
 
Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors

The book is essential as most of the Part 1 & 11 (chapter 1-6; 12-19 are extremely relevant for our context. I will prescribe it for 2014 henceforth as I already have been using another South African book for the past 4 years.

Poppy Mashego
Department of Social Work & Criminology, University of Pretoria
September 11, 2013

The book was difficult to read and did not cover much of the subject matter in my course material.

Mr Jose Juarez
Psychology Sociology Dept, California State Polytechnic - Pomona
November 23, 2010

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