Social Policy Review 16

Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Edited by Nick Ellison, Linda Bault, and Martin Powell

Social Policy Review 16

Edited by Nick Ellison, Linda Bault, and Martin Powell

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

304 pages
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781847424716 Published July 2004 For sale in North and South America only
This 'new look' edition is designed to provide readers with up-to-date information about developments and changes in core UK social policy areas. Additional chapters provide in-depth analyses of topical issues in UK and international perspective, while the new themed section examines the changes that have taken place in UK welfare since the first Thatcher government came to power twenty-five years ago.Social Policy Review is an excellent source of information and opinion about core aspects of contemporary social policy for students and academics alike. It will also appeal to all those with an interest in 'welfare' in the widest sense of the term.
Contents
Part One: Developments in UK social policy
Housing policy: coming in from the cold? ~ Brian Lund
The NHS in England: from modernisation to marketisation? ~ Judith Allsop and Rob Baggott
 Developments in social security ~ Fran Bennett
The rise of the meritocracy? New Labour and education in the second term ~ Sally Tomlinson
 The personal social services ~ Bill Jordan

Part Two: Social policy in the wider context
'Scottish solutions to Scottish problems'? Social welfare in Scotland since devolution ~ John Stewart
The primacy of ideology: social policy and the first term of the National Assembly for Wales ~ Paul Chaney and Mark Drakeford
Attlee versus Blair: Labour governments and progressive social policy in historical perspective ~ Robert M. Page
Christian democracy, social democracy and the continental 'welfare without work' syndrome ~ Kees van Kersbergen and Anton Hemerijck
Activation through thick and thin: progressive approaches to labour market activation ~ Jonah D. Levy

Part Three: Social policy since 1979 - the impact of Thatcherism
Social policy since 1979: a view from the right ~ David Marsland
Mrs Thatcher's legacy: getting it in perspective ~ Howard Glennerster
Privatisation, privatisation, privatisation: the British welfare state since 1979 ~ Hilary Land
Social policy since 1979: a view from the USA ~ Joseph White
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