Social policy review 22

Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Edited by Ian Greener, Chris Holden, and Majella Kilkey

Social policy review 22

Edited by Ian Greener, Chris Holden, and Majella Kilkey

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

352 pages
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9781847427113 Published July 2010 For sale in North and South America only
Social Policy Review 22 presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship. It brings together specially commissioned reviews of key areas, research examining important debates in the field, and considers a range of issues including assessments of Labour's social policy after three terms in office, service-user involvement and the labour market impact of the economic crisis along with the winner of the SPA's best postgraduate paper award. It is essential reading for academics and students in the field, but more generally for anyone interested in contemporary social policy.
Contents
Part one: Current developments ~ Ian Greener
Education policy and policy making, 1997-2009 ~ Clyde Chitty
Children's social care under New Labour ~ Mary Langan
Health policy under New Labour: not what it seems? ~ Sally Ruane
Towards a social democratic pension system? Assessing the significance of the 2007 and 2008 Pensions Acts ~ Paul Bridgen
Prize-winning paper: Minimum income standards and household budgets ~ Chris Deeming

Part two: Current issues and debates ~ Chris Holden
Reconnecting with 'what unemployment means': employability, the experience of unemployment and priorities for policy in an era of crisis ~ Colin Lindsay
Facing the 'dark side' of deregulation: The politics of two-tier labour markets in Germany and Japan after the global financial crisis ~ Steffen Heinrich
Flexibility, xenophobia and exploitation: modern slavery in the UK ~ Gary Craig
Mi Familia Progresa: change and continuity in Guatemala's social policy ~ Elena Gaia

Part three: Service user involvement ~ Majella Kilkey
Service users and social policy: challenging dominant discourses ~ Peter Beresford
Participation and social justice ~ Marian Barnes, Colin Gell and Pat Thomas
Involving disabled children and young people in research and consultations: issues, challenges and opportunities ~ David Abbott
Responding to unhappy childhoods in the UK: enhancing young people's 'well-being' through participatory action research ~ Charlie Cooper
Service users as peer research interviewers: why bother? ~ Rachel Harding, Grahame Whitfield and Neil Stilwell
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