The Student's Companion to Social Policy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Pete Alcock,Margaret May,Sharon Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470655658

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

View: 3125

The fourth edition of The Student's Companion to Social Policy maintains the text's inimitable and best-selling approach. Written by a wide range of experts in the field, it has been extensively updated and revised to take account of recent developments and debates and changing political and economic configurations. Includes an additional five chapter section on the key themes and issues in the development of social policy in the UK since the nineteenth century New to this edition are chapters addressing emergent areas in the discipline, new illustrative material, problem-centred review questions, and a dedicated website Provides students with a 'Companion' which is so comprehensive that it can be used throughout their undergraduate and/or postgraduate studies Meets the needs both of those specializing in social policy or policy-related occupations and the wide range of students studying it as part of other programmes Enhanced by a website available at www.wiley.com/go/alcock4e, featuring student resources including chapter overviews, study questions, videos, resource guides, and more

The Student's Companion to Social Policy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Pete Alcock,Tina Haux,Margaret May,Sharon Wright

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118965965

Category: Political Science

Page: 600

View: 1957

This fully updated and expanded edition of the bestselling Student’s Companion to Social Policy charts the latest developments, research, challenges, and controversies in the field in a concise, authoritative format. Provides students with the analytical base from which to investigate and evaluate key concepts, perspectives, policies, and outcomes at national and international levels Features a new section on devolution and social policy in the UK; enhanced discussion of international and comparative issues; and new coverage of ‘nudge’-based policies, austerity politics, sustainable welfare, working age conditionality, social movements, policy learning and transfer, and social policy in the BRIC countries Offers essential information for anyone studying social policy, from undergraduates on introductory courses to those pursuing postgraduate or professional programmes Accompanied by updated online resources to support independent learning and skill development with chapter overviews, study questions, guides to key sources and career opportunities, a key term glossary, and more Written by a team of experts working at the forefront of social policy

The student's companion to social policy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Pete Alcock,Margaret May,Social Policy Association (Great Britain)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405169011

Category: Political Science

Page: 544

View: 1696

These essays convey the immediacy of social policy's intellectual and political engagements with the world, and its practical applications in research and employment. They also provide an overview of resources available to students.

Social Policy and Welfare

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mark Walsh,Paul Stephens,Stephen Moore

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748745913

Category: Political Science

Page: 386

View: 7783

Social Policy and Welfare is an introductory textbook to the key concepts, issues and historical developments that underpin British social policy. The book includes coverage of both classic themes and debates and the latest New Labour approach to social policy and social welfare provision. Written with the Edexcel Social policy AS/A level specifications in mind, it should be of specific interest to undergraduates studying social policy, sociology, and to health and social care students.

Entdecken Sie Ihre Stärken jetzt!

Das Gallup-Prinzip für individuelle Entwicklung und erfolgreiche Führung

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Marcus Buckingham,Donald O. Clifton

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593502526

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4240

Stärken der Mitarbeiter stärken, anstatt ihre Schwächen bekämpfen - das ist es, was Unternehmen erfolgreich macht. Denn wer täglich das tun darf, was er am besten kann, arbeitet am effektivsten. Damit individuelle Stärken einfach identifiziert und gefördert werden können, haben die Autoren den Strengths- Finder entwickelt. Dieser Selbsttest ermittelt die fünf größten persönlichen Stärken. In diesem Bestseller erhalten Führungskräfte und Mitarbeiter fundierte Informationen, wie diese "Top Five" im Arbeitsalltag am besten eingesetzt werden können - für mehr Zufriedenheit, Motivation und Erfolg im Job.

Understanding Social Problems

Issues in Social Policy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Margaret May,Robert Page,Edward Brunsdon

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631220305

Category: Political Science

Page: 342

View: 832

This up-to-date and accessible text fills an important gap in the market by introducing students to social policy perspectives on social problems. Written in an accessible, student-friendly style, using subheadings, boxed material, tables, and up-to-date examples Each chapter includes a brief outline of the issues to be explored and question sections to help learning, develop evaluative skills and encourage project work Includes an annotated guide to further reading, helpful internet addresses, and a bibliography of sources cited Chapters can be used independently or in conjunction with others addressing related questions

Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2010

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ian Greener,Chris Holden,Majella Kilkey

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1847427111

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 3070

Essential reading for academics and students in the field, Social Policy Review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010 presents an up-to-date and diverse review of the best in social policy scholarship, including an assessment of Labour's social policy after three terms in office.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7847

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

International Social Policy

Welfare Regimes in the Developed World 2nd Edition

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Pete Alcock,Gary Craig

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137197544

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5949

International Social Policy, 2nd edition provides an accessible and structured look at social policy in a global comparative context. With detailed explanations of the historical, political and social context of policy developments across thirteen nations, the book offers an authoritative picture of social policy across the developed world. This second edition now offers an expanded first chapter on welfare analysis, completely new chapters on China and South Korea, and updates throughout that flag the latest changes and policy trends. Exploring and comparing a variety of approaches to social policy, each chapter looks at welfare structure, developments and future prospects in a single country. The book considers core areas of policy provision alongside contemporary international concerns, such as globalization, demographic change and economic reform. Specifically, it examines policy in the following nations: ■ USA ■ Canada ■ Australia ■ New Zealand ■ UK ■ Sweden ■ Germany ■ Italy ■ Russia ■ Japan ■ South Korea ■ China ■ South Africa Written and edited by leading social policy experts in each country, this is an invaluable contribution to the study of global social policy and an indispensable resource for students, researchers and policy-makers.

Social Policy in Britain

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Pete Alcock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137314648

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

View: 3485

In this timely revision of his best-selling introductory textbook, Pete Alcock has been joined by Margaret May to bring you an essential up-to-date guide on social policy. Continuing the accessible approach of the previous editions, Social Policy in Britain explores the major topics of social policy in a clear and digestible way. By breaking down the complexities behind policy developments and their outcomes, it demonstrates the relationship between core areas of policy and the society we live in. Building on the success of previous editions, this book: • incorporates the latest policy changes, research evidence and debates in the field • includes coverage of devolved policy making in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland • offers a clearly structured guide for study that is packed with engaging learning features. Written by two authorities in the field, this is the leading textbook on social policy for students studying at all levels.

Understanding theories and concepts in social policy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Ruth Lister

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447319850

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 6652

A central theme of this lively and accessible text is that theory helps us to understand policy, politics and practice. The book combines an in-depth exploration of selected theoretical perspectives and concepts with the student-friendly format of the Understanding Welfare series. The author uses diverse examples from contemporary social policy to help theoretical arguments come alive. It should provide a key text for 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates and postgraduates in social policy and related subjects, as well as their teachers.

Key Themes in Social Policy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Patricia Kennedy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135071373

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

View: 645

Key Themes in Social Policy provides an accessible and authoritative introduction to the key concepts used in social policy, from autonomy to wellbeing. With over 100 ideas discussed, this is a comprehensive student guide and is designed to help readers to gain a deeper understanding of major debates and issues. Each entry: explains the origin of the word discusses its relationship to the social sciences describes its relevance to social policy and how widespread its use is outlines some of the key thinkers and research on the topic and gives suggestions for further reading. Making it easy to understand and use the most important ideas in the area, this is an essential companion for all students taking social policy courses.

Angewandte Bioinformatik

Eine Einführung

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Paul M. Selzer,Richard J. Marhöfer,Oliver Koch

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662541351

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 2231

Für Studierende und Wissenschaftler der Lebenswissenschaften schafft dieses Buch einen schnellen, strukturierten Zugang zur Angewandten Bioinformatik ohne Programmierkenntnisse oder tiefgehende Informatikkenntnisse vorauszusetzen. Es bietet eine Einführung in die tägliche Anwendung der vielfältigen bioinformatischen Werkzeuge und gibt einen ersten Überblick über das sehr komplexe Fachgebiet. Die Kontrolle des vermittelten Stoffs wird durch Übungsbeispiele mit Lösungen gewährleistet. Ein Glossar der zugrundeliegenden Fachtermini sowie ein ausführliches Sachverzeichnis runden das Buch ab. Für die 2. Auflage wurde das Werk umfassend aktualisiert.

Organische Chemie für Dummies

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Arthur Winter

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527822402

Category: Science

Page: 370

View: 705

Man könnte meinen, dass eine Wissenschaft, die sich hauptsächlich mit Verbindungen eines einzigen Elements auseinandersetzt, vergleichsweise übersichtlich ist. Doch Kohlenstoff ist ein ganz besonderes Element, denn Kohlenstoffverbindungen bilden die Grundlagen des Lebens. "Organische Chemie für Dummies" führt Sie in die Geheimnisse der organischen Verbindungen ein, erklärt Ihnen die Grundlagen der Spektrometrie und Spektroskopie, zeigt Ihnen, welche Reaktionen möglich und welche unmöglich sind und vieles mehr. Nach jedem Kapitel finden Sie Übungsaufgaben mit ausführlichen Lösungen. So unterstützt Sie das Buch bei Ihrem Einstieg in die Organische Chemie.

Introducing Social Policy

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Cliff Alcock,Guy Daly,Edwin Griggs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317864557

Category: Political Science

Page: 576

View: 6876

The completely revised second edition of this highly respected textbook provides a comprehensive yet digestible and accessible introduction to the theoretical foundations, development and crucial areas of contemporary concern in social policy and welfare. Fully up to date, it provides a concise but thorough overview of the context for the provision of social welfare in contemporary Britain and beyond. Providing an integrated framework to highlight the relationships between theory, policy and practice, Introducing Social Policy examines social policy from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It therefore encourages a broad understanding of the importance of the subject within social policy itself, as well in social work, healthcare, education and beyond.

Internationale Organisationen

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Volker Rittberger,Bernhard Zangl,Andreas Kruck

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353119514X

Category: Social Science

Page: 279

View: 9915

Internationale Organisationen mit globaler oder regionaler Reichweite (z.B. UN, IWF, Weltbank, WTO, EU) spielen eine zunehmend wichtige Rolle bei der Schaffung und Implementierung von internationalen Normen und Regeln, mithin bei Global Governance. Die Sicherheit, das ökonomische Wohlergehen, der Schutz der Menschenrechte und die ökologischen Lebensbedingungen von Menschen weltweit werden von der Fähigkeit bzw. Unfähigkeit internationaler Organisationen, Kooperation und Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates möglich zu machen und zu stabilisieren, beeinflusst. Das Lehrbuch will die Leserin bzw. den Leser daher theoretisch informiert und empirisch fundiert mit den Entstehungsbedingungen, der Entwicklung, Funktionsweise und den Tätigkeiten internationaler Organisationen vertraut machen. Es führt in die wichtigsten Theorien über internationale Organisationen ein und bietet einen historischen Überblick über internationale Organisationen in verschiedenen Politikfeldern. Das Lehrbuch analysiert ferner die Akteure, Strukturen und Prozesse, die die Entscheidungsfindung in internationalen Organisationen prägen. Schließlich werden die Tätigkeiten eines breiten Spektrums internationaler Organisationen und deren Beitrag zur kooperativen Bearbeitung grenzüberschreitender Probleme in den Sachbereichen „Sicherheit“, „Wirtschaft“, „Umwelt“ und „Menschenrechte“ untersucht.

Kinder – Schule – Staat

Der Schweizer Schuldiskurs 2006 bis 2010

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Achim Brosziewski,Alex Knoll,Christoph Maeder

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658196866

Category: Social Science

Page: 251

View: 5008

Die Autoren untersuchen die diskursiven Formationen, Dispositive und Strategien in staatlichen, massenmedialen und verbandlichen Texten zur Schule. Es dominieren Zuschreibungen von rechtlichen Zuständigkeiten, Dramatisierungen des Schulgeschehens und Sorgen um das pädagogisch Maßvolle. „Elternbildung“ lässt die Schule auf „defizitäre“ Eltern zugreifen. Fragen der Unterrichtssprache werden sozialstaatlich und kulturpolitisch aufgeladen. „Wahrheiten“ über die Schule werden im Muster des Fraktals produziert, als Vereinfachung und Aufrundung zu einem großen Ganzen: die Schule als Steuerungsobjekt des Staates, als Investitionsprogramm und als Sinnbild zur Lage der Nation.

A Companion to Qualitative Research

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Uwe Flick,Ernst von Kardoff,Ines Steinke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761973751

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 7264

A Companion to Qualitative Research draws on the work of an array of leading scholars from Europe, Britain and North America to present a summary of every aspect of the qualitative research process from nuts-and-bolts methods and research styles, to examinations of methodological theory and epistemology. It is one of the few surveys of qualitative research to adopt a genuinely international voice.

Social Work

A Companion to Learning

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Mark Lymbery,Karen Postle

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446236773

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 7926

'This engaging and stimulating book is well placed to become a key text in many student social workers' redaing lists' - Journal of Interprofessional Care `[An] excellent book, abounding with conceptual insights, bursting with research and evidence-based reasoning, and pretty comprehensive in the spread of topics. [It] contains plenty of though-provoking material in nice sized chunks that challenged me to think about my practice in different ways and also made me want to find out more. The range of contributors is impressive and students could do a lot worse than digest and reference their work in assignments' - Professional Social Work `a comprehensive account of the issues related to social workers' personal development and latest developments in social work practice. I have no doubt that this book will provide an invaluable reference guide for social workers who are interested in the development of the profession' - Social Policy and Social Work (SWAP) `[This] book is put together in an accessible and engaging way, which serves to stimulate the reader by posing questions, and creating opportunities for reflecting on the key learning points of each chapter. [It] should be an essential reading item on the book list of every social work student and act as a training resource to those training future social workers, and those already established within the profession' - Health & Social Care in the Community `In recent years, social work has been devalued by politicians and the media. However it requires practitioners equipped with key skills to empower individuals and communities and rooted in values which stimulate them to promote social justice. It is heartening that social work educators are at the forefront of equipping social workers with the skills and values to promote a better society. This book will open hearts and minds to achieve these ends' - Bob Holman, former Community Worker and Professor of Social Policy Social Work: A Companion to Learning is an exciting and definitive new book that will equip readers with the core knowledge and skills they need to successfully complete their social work training, and go on to be an effective practitioner. The text takes a holistic and critical approach, not only enabling students and practitioners to understand how to practise social work effectively, but also how to locate this practice within its societal context. Written and edited by leading experts in the field, each chapter skilfully explores key themes, issues, and concepts underpinning social work theory and practice in an engaging, authoritative and accessible way. The selection of topics serves to establish: - the contexts through which social work education can best be understood - the core requirements and processes that characterise social work courses - the issues involved in continuing professional development. The chapters comprise a wide range of key issues, such as communication skills, partnership working, the values of social work, supervision, management, law, and research mindedness, as well as two unique chapters written exclusively from service users' perspectives. Case studies, interactive questions, key points and further reading sections are used throughout the book to bring the material to life and aid readers' understanding. Social Work: A Companion to Learning will be a core text for students and practitioners at all levels, providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive companion they will need to help them progress in their careers. Mark Lymbery has taught social work at the University of Nottingham since 1995. He is the author of Social Work with Older People (2005), also published by SAGE. Karen Postle is a lecturer in social work at the University of East Anglia. Both authors have a background as social work practitioners.

Social Work with Children, Young People and their Families in Scotland

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Author: Steve Hothersall

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 0857257943

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5454

This fully-updated and revised third edition addresses the changes to law and practice in relation to adoption and permanency, the children’s hearing system and the implications of the provisions of the Children and Young People (S) Act 2014 and other related matters, including the National Practice Model of GIRFEC. This is the only text to provide coverage of the new legal, policy and practice landscape of social work with children and families in Scotland, and as such, it is an indispensable guide for students, newly-qualified social workers, managers and practice teachers and a range of other professionals in health, education, the police and others in cognate disciplines.