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  • Author(s) P. Alcock
  • Edition2
  • Published03242009
  • PublisherBloomsbury UK
  • ISBN9781137082947
The second edition of this textbook provides an accessible and structured look at social policy in a global comparative context. With detailed explanations of the historical, political and social context of policy developments across thirteen nations, the book offers an authoritative picture of social policy across the developed world. The book considers core areas of policy provision alongside contemporary international concerns, such as globalisation, demographic change and economic reform. Specifically, it examines policy in the following nations: - USA - Canada - Australia - New Zealand - UK - Sweden - Germany - Italy - Russia - Japan - South Korea - China - South Africa Written and edited by leading social policy experts in each country, this is an invaluable contribution to the study of global social policy and an indispensable resource for students, researchers and policy-makers. New to this Edition: - Offers an expanded first chapter on welfare analysis - Completely new chapters on China and South Korea - Updates throughout that flag the latest changes and policy trends - Explores and compares a variety of approaches to social policy

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  • Author(s) P. Alcock
  • Edition2
  • Published03242009
  • PublisherBloomsbury UK
  • ISBN9781137082947
The second edition of this textbook provides an accessible and structured look at social policy in a global comparative context. With detailed explanations of the historical, political and social context of policy developments across thirteen nations, the book offers an authoritative picture of social policy across the developed world. The book considers core areas of policy provision alongside contemporary international concerns, such as globalisation, demographic change and economic reform. Specifically, it examines policy in the following nations: - USA - Canada - Australia - New Zealand - UK - Sweden - Germany - Italy - Russia - Japan - South Korea - China - South Africa Written and edited by leading social policy experts in each country, this is an invaluable contribution to the study of global social policy and an indispensable resource for students, researchers and policy-makers. New to this Edition: - Offers an expanded first chapter on welfare analysis - Completely new chapters on China and South Korea - Updates throughout that flag the latest changes and policy trends - Explores and compares a variety of approaches to social policy
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