Social Policy Review 14 continues the tradition of providing a different style and approach to policy issues from that found in most academic journals and books. Chapters have been purposely chosen to review a varied and interesting selection of social policy developments in Britain and internationally, and to set current policy developments in a broader context of key trends and debates.
"... excellent and well-referenced reviews of key issues in contemporary academic social policy." Journal of Social Policy
The year in social policy ~ Catherine Bochel, Robert Sykes and Nick Ellison; Part One: UK developments; Modernising primary healthcare in England: the role of Primary Care Groups and Trusts ~ David Wilkin and Caroline Glendinning; Devolution in England: coping with post-industrial industrial regions - issues of territorial inequality ~ David Byrne; Reconstituting social policy: the case of Northern Ireland ~ Mike Tomlinson; The National Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st century: can it 'revolutionise' care for people with learning difficulties? ~ Carol Walker; Part Two: International developments; Globalisation and welfare: a meso level analysis ~ Chris Holden; The 'anti-globalisation' movement and its implications for social policy ~ Nicola Yeates; Migration policy in Europe: contradictions and continuities ~ Rosemary Sales; The European Union's social policy focus: from labour to welfare and constitutionalised rights? ~ Monica Threlfall; Part Three: Conceptual developments; The politics and economics of disciplining an inclusive and exclusive society ~ Chris Crowther; Green social welfare: an investigation into political attitudes towards ecological critiques and prescriptions concerning the welfare state ~ Caron Caldwell; Using social capital in the policy context: challenging the orthodoxy ~ Martin Roche; Participation and social policy: transformation, liberation or regulation? ~ Peter Beresford.