ISBN 9781405181761,Understanding Social Policy

Understanding Social Policy


Michael Hill






Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9781405181761

ISBN-10 1405181761

Hard Back

Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

The eighth edition of this successful textbook provides a student-friendly assessment of the key substantive areas of social policy and the context and processes which surround their development. 

Written to engage students across the health and social sciences as well as those studying social policy as a main subject
Features a greater emphasis on key principles, themes, and issues, an overview of recent policy changes, broader coverage of the historical and global context, and new chapters on social care for adults and on education and children
Uses case studies and other text box material to illustrate the contents of each chapter
Provides an accessible introduction to key areas of policy while inviting readers to consider these in historical, social, and comparative context
Investigates current constitutional changes and their potential impact upon social policy

About the Author

Michael Hill is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and Visiting Professor at Queen Mary College, University of London and the University of Brighton. He is the author of numerous books on Social Policy and the study of policy processes.

Zoë Irving is lecturer in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Sheffield. She is co-editor of Policy Reconsidered, Meanings Politics and Practices (2007) and has published in the areas of gender and employment and learning and teaching Social Policy.