Click & Collect
from 2 Hours*
Last Christmas
delivery dates
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders over £25 Order in time for Christmas 20th December 2nd Class | 22nd December by 3pm 1st Class Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours after you order*
Welfare - Key Concepts (Paperback)
  • Welfare - Key Concepts (Paperback)
zoom

Welfare - Key Concepts (Paperback)

(author)
£16.99
Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 18/02/2011
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

Email me when available

Stay one step ahead and let us notify you when this item is next available to order

Welfare is an important concept in the social sciences. It is also challenged and contested not only by alternative concepts but also as a political goal in itself. Using a multi-disciplinary approach, this book takes a fresh look at the continuing relevance of welfare in the context of public policy, recent scholarly developments and changes in popular attitudes and behaviour. The book connects theory and practice. Tracing the concept's background in economics, political science and social policy, the book juxtaposes welfare with newer approaches, such as subjective well-being, capabilities, care, social exclusion and social capital. The links between welfare and political ideas are also elaborated. The welfare state, as it developed historically in Europe and as it is changing in different countries, is given an important place in the analysis. Drawing on a range of empirical work, the book in its final part considers how individuals and groups attain welfare and how this shapes people's decisions and actions in their everyday lives. Written in a lively style, the book provides students of sociology, social policy and political science with a valuable point of access to a range of debates and thinking in the field of welfare and related concepts.

Publisher: Polity Press
ISBN: 9780745644714
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 278 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

Undercover
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Will You Love Me?
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Inconvenient People
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Shattered Lives
Added to basket
It Wisnae Me... Honest!
Added to basket
Toxic Charity
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Please Don't Take My Baby
Added to basket
Andrew Carnegie
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Birth of the Clinic
Added to basket
Crying for Help
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Bottom Billion
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
I Shall Not Hate
Added to basket
Ethics and Values in Social Work
Added to basket
Person-Centred Counselling in Action
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.