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Care and Social Change in the Irish Welfare Economy

The book’s focus is on the implications for Irish social policy of social change including the need to respond to changes resulting from immigration and shifts within the Irish welfare economy that have created new needs for social care. Many of the chapters locate Irish debates about care in a broader social policy context. This is a companion volume to "Contemporary Irish Social Policy and Theorising Irish Social Policy".

288 pages

Sociology: Individual, State and Society


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Table of Contents

Introduction - Context, change, challenges and care. Section 1 Context - Bryan Fanning, The new welfare economy Martin Geoghegan and Fred Powell, Governance and social partnership Michael Rush, The politics of care. Section 2 Change and challenges - Tina McVeigh, Education, life chances and disadvantage Bryan Fanning, Immigration, racism and social exclusion Alice Feldman, Social research and immigration Kevin Murphy, Sustainable development, social policy and the environment Michael Rush, Sport, health promotion and social capital. Section 3, Care - Michael Rush, Valerie Richardson and Gabriel Kiely, Family policy and reproductive work Noirin Hayes and Siobhan Bradley, The childcare question Suzanne Quin, Disability, children and social care Maria Pierce, Older people and social care Nessa Winston, Social policy and the Irish diaspora Mary Ellen McCann, Community development and social care. Notes References Index.

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