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The Handbook of Social Policy

The Handbook of Social Policy

Second Edition
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July 2008 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Handbook of Social Policy was originally conceptualized as a 'state of the field' of social policy that examines past, current and future directions. Since its publication, it has been adopted in masters and doctoral programs as a text and thus should be revised to stay current.

Since its First Edition, much has changed in US social policy, such as a new presidency and political party and the terrorist attacks of September 11th. Within the field of social work, there has been increased attention to issues of diversity and social justice. The Second Edition of this Handbook follows a similar format but with a few key changes.

Changes to the Second Edition:

" Up-to-date policies and references to include the latest information on Social Policy

" A more streamlined format has been implemented to make the Handbook more consistent with the way most instructors teach their courses.

" Contributors have added more case studies and examples.

" More attention focused on diverse populations and international issues

" Content will be added to reflect the areas that have received increased attention, such as Advocacy, Policy practice, Immigration issues, Discrimination, and more.

James Midgley, Michelle Livermore
Introduction: Social Policy and Social Welfare
James Midgley
1. The Definition of Social Policy
Diana M. DiNitto
2. An Overview of American Social Policy
Jane Waldfogel
3. Economic Dimensions of Social Policy
Bruce Jansson
4. Policy Analysis
Richard Hoefer
5. Policy Practice and Advocay
Pranab Chatterjee, Diwakar Vadapalli
6. The Impact of Social Policy
Phyllis J. Day
7. Social Policey from Colonial Times to the Civil War
John M. Herrick
8. Social Policy and the Progressive Era
Robert Leighninger, Leslie Leighninger
9. Social Policy and the New Deal
Michael Reisch
10. Social Policy and the Great Society
David Stoesz
11. Social Policy: Regan and Beyond
James Midgley
12. The Institutional Approach to Social Policy
Leon Ginsberg
13. Conservative Approaches to Social Policy
Demetrius S. Iatridis
14. Critical Social Policy
Neil Gilbert
15. Welfare Pluralism and Social Policy
Cheryl Hyde
16. Feminist Approaches to Social Policy
Lori Parham, Jill Quadagno, Jordan Brown
17: Race, Politics, and Social Policy
James Midgley, Michael Sherraden
18. The Social Development Perspective in Social Policy
Marie D. Hoff, John G. McNutt
19. Social Policy and the Physical Environment
Katherine Briar-Lawson, Toni Naccarato, Jeanette Drews
20. Child and Family Welfare Policies and Services
Jill Duerr Berrick
21. Income Maintenance and Support: The Changing Face of Welfare
Martha Ozawa
22. Social Security
Fernando M. Torres-Gil, Valentine Villa
23. Social Policy and the Elderly
Jenny Jacobs Kronenfeld
24. Social Policy and Health Care
Kevin Fox Gotham, James D. Wright
25. Housing Policy
James W. Callicutt
26. Social Policies and Mental Health
Elizabeth Lightfoot
27. Social Policies for People With Disabilities
Margaret Severson
28. Social Policy and the Correctional System
Michelle Livermore, Younghee Lim
29. Employment Policy and Social Welfare
Susan Stone
30. Education and Social Policy
Robert Waste
31. Urban Development Policy
Sheila B. Kamerman, Alfred J. Kahn
32. International Aspects of Social Policy
James Midgley, Michelle Livermore
33. The Future of Social Policy
About the Editors
About the Contributors

The book is essential as most of the Part 1 & 11 (chapter 1-6; 12-19 are extremely relevant for our context. I will prescribe it for 2014 henceforth as I already have been using another South African book for the past 4 years.

Poppy Mashego
Department of Social Work & Criminology, University of Pretoria
September 11, 2013

The book was difficult to read and did not cover much of the subject matter in my course material.

Mr Jose Juarez
Psychology Sociology Dept, California State Polytechnic - Pomona
November 23, 2010

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James O. Midgley

James Midgley is the Harry and Riva Specht Professor of Public Social Services and Dean Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Originally from South Africa, he studied at the University of Cape Town and the London School of Economics and held academic appointments at both universities before moving to the United States 1985 where he served as as Dean of the School of Social Work and Associate Vice Chancellor for Research at Louisiana State University. He accepted the appointment as Specht Professor and Dean of the School of Social Welfare Berkeley in 1997.He has published widely on issues of social development, social policy,... More About Author

Michelle M. Livermore

Michelle Livermore is a doctoral student in the department of Sociology at Louisiana State University. She has published in the areas of community practice, poverty, and social development. Her interests lie in factors influencing social and economic well-being including public policy and community interventions. More About Author

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