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.