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Social Policy Review 16

Analysis and debate in social policy, 2004

Edited by Nick Ellison, Linda Bauld and Martin Powell


Jul 14, 2004

Page count

304 pages

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216 x 138 mm


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Social Policy Review 16

Social Policy Review 16 has been given a new editorial lease of life and has been re-organised to reflect more closely key developments in the UK and internationally.

"The new look Social Policy Review combines up-to-date reviews of current policies with penetrating historical and comparative analyses. It will be invaluable for students, teachers and practitioners alike." Alan Deacon, Chair, Social Policy Association

Nick Ellison is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Durham.

Part One: Developments in UK social policy

Housing policy: coming in from the cold? ~ Brian Lund

The NHS in England: from modernisation to marketisation? ~ Judith Allsop and Rob Baggott

Developments in social security ~ Fran Bennett

The rise of the meritocracy? New Labour and education in the second term ~ Sally Tomlinson

The personal social services ~ Bill Jordan

Part Two: Social policy in the wider context

'Scottish solutions to Scottish problems'? Social welfare in Scotland since devolution ~ John Stewart

The primacy of ideology: social policy and the first term of the National Assembly for Wales ~ Paul Chaney and Mark Drakeford

Attlee versus Blair: Labour governments and progressive social policy in historical perspective ~ Robert M. Page

Christian democracy, social democracy and the continental 'welfare without work' syndrome ~ Kees van Kersbergen and Anton Hemerijck

Activation through thick and thin: progressive approaches to labour market activation ~ Jonah D. Levy

Part Three: Social policy since 1979 - the impact of Thatcherism

Social policy since 1979: a view from the right ~ David Marsland

Mrs Thatcher's legacy: getting it in perspective ~ Howard Glennerster

Privatisation, privatisation, privatisation: the British welfare state since 1979 ~ Hilary Land

Social policy since 1979: a view from the USA ~ Joseph White