The Handbook of Social Policy (2nd Revised edition)

The Handbook of Social Policy (2nd Revised edition)

By: James O. Midgley (editor), Michelle M. Livermore (editor)Hardback

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"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 include: up-to-date policies and references to include the latest information on Social Policy and a more streamlined format 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 is 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.

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James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and Dean Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Originally from South Africa, he studied at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and held academic appointments at both universities before moving to the United States 1985 where he served as as Dean of the School of Social Work and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at Louisiana State University. He accepted the appointment as Specht Professor and Dean of the School of Social Welfare Berkeley in 1997. He has published widely on issues of social development, social policy, social work and international social welfare. His major books include Professional Imperialism: Social Work in the Third World. Heinemann, 1981; Social Security, Inequality and the Third World, Wiley, 1984; Comparative Social Policy and the Third World, Harvester, 1987 (with Stewart MacPherson); The Social Dimensions of Development: Social Policy and Planning in the Third World, Gower, 1989 (with Margaret Hardiman); Social Development: The Developmental Perspective in Social Welfare, Sage, 1995; Social Welfare in Global Context, Sage, 1997; Social Policy for Development, Sage, 2004 (with Anthony Hall) and Social Development: Theory and Practice, Sage, 2014. In addition, he has edited or co-edited many books on international social welfare and social development. Among the most recent are Social Work and Social Development: Theories and Skills for Developmental Social Work, Oxford University Press, 2010 (with Amy Conley); Social Policy and Poverty in East Asia: The Role of Social Security, Routledge, 2010 (with K. L. Tang); Grassroots Social Security in Asia, Routledge, 2011 (with Mitsuhiko Hosaka); Colonialism and Welfare: Social Policy and the British Imperial Legacy. Edward Elgar, 2011 (with David Piachaud); Planning and Community Development: Case Studies. Madrid: Technical University of Madrid, GrupoGESPLAN-UPM, 2012 (with Adolfo Carzola); Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change: Goals, Issues and Trajectories in China, India, Brazil and Africa. Edward Elgar, 2013 (with David Piachaud); Social Protection in Southern Africa: New Opportunities for Social Development. Routledge, 2014 (with Leila Patel and Marian Ulricksen) and Social Policy and Social Change in East Asia. Lexington Books, 2014 (with James Lee and Yapeng Zhu). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare and holds Honorary Professorial appointments at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, Nihon Fukushi University in Japan, Sun Yat-sen University in China and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Michelle Livermore is a doctoral student in the department of Sociology at Louisiana State University. She has published in the areas of community practice, poverty, and social development. Her interests lie in factors influencing social and economic well-being including public policy and community interventions.


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

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  • publication date: 04/09/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781412950763
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9781412950763
  • weight: 1225
  • ISBN10: 1412950767
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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