Written in a concise and accessible style by Michael Hill, this textprovides a coherent, thematic account of social policy in the modern world.
- Takes a comparative approach, considering the ways in which different countries approach social policies.
- Discusses the applicability of comparative theory in social policy
- Examines individual policy areas, including social security, employment policy, health services, social care and education.
- Provides a comparative exploration of current issues in social policy, such as the implications of ageing societies and the impact of global forces.
- Written in a concise and accessible style by Michael Hill, who is also the author of Blackwell’s Understanding Social Policy, now in its seventh edition.