Irish Social Policy: A critical introduction (Paperback)Mairead Considine (author), Fiona Dukelow (author)
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*Traces the emergence and development of Irish social policy from its origins to contemporary times
This new book offers undergraduate students a core text for the study of Irish social policy, combining an introduction to the discipline with analysis directly based on the Irish context.
* Explains key theoretical and conceptual underpinnings including welfare ideologies and globalisation
* Looks at the key social services in the Irish context and analyses them within the broader disciplinary framework
* Examines how Irish social policy and social services affect different social groups, including carers and minority ethnic groups
* Discusses new areas within the discipline including sustainability and quality of life
* Each chapter includes text boxes highlighting key concepts, definitions and developments as well as guides for further reading and discussion
* Suitable for students taking social science, social work and social care degrees at universities and institutes of technology, in which social policy is a key discipline
* Also suitable for students taking courses with a social policy component, including: government and public policy; nursing; public health; and early childhood studies
Number of pages: 582
Weight: 870 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 30 mm
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