The authors of this book bring together the different traditions of social policy study - social administration, welfare economics and Marxist political economy - to shed light on the complex relationships between the State, poverty and inequality, the current fiscal crisis, bureaucracy and social welfare, and the making and implementation of policy. Their approach is detailed and comparative, considering the functioning and objectives of social policies in advanced western societies from a British perspective. Analysing Social Policy' follows on from Michael Hill's Understanding Social Policy', first published in 1980 and widely regarded as the best introduction to the subject available. Explaining the concepts an theories in greater depth, it will be invaluable for students of sociology, politics, economics and social administration.
Politics-Social-Sciences, Politics-Government, Public-Affairs-Policy, Social-Services-Welfare,