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Understanding theories and concepts in social policy by Ruth Lister
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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.

Author Biography

Ruth Lister CBE is Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at Loughborough University and was recently appointed a Labour peer. She is a former director of the Child Poverty Action Group and was a member of the National Equality Panel, the Commission on Social Justice and various other commissions. She is a Fellow of the British Academy. She has published widely in the areas of gender, poverty and inequality, citizenship and welfare reform
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Policy Press
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