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American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach
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American Social Welfare Policy: A Pluralist Approach, with Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card Package
REVISED! Stronger emphasis on international social welfare policy in recognition of our increasingly interconnected global environment.
NEW! Coverage of current events and issues and their impact on social welfare policy. Topics include:
The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. Presidency.
Terrorist acts in Orlando, San Bernardino, Ankara, Paris, and other locations.
The impact of the Islamic State (ISIL), the Arab Spring, and much more.
NEW! An examination of the influence of global capitalism that includes a discussion of the relationship between developed nations and undeveloped nations and shifts in capital and jobs in unprecedented numbers.
A political economy perspective that examines how the interaction of politics and the economy shapes the American welfare state.
Coverage of major institutional actors helps students sort out the actors within social welfare policy and provides a clear explanation of how these different actors make up the American social welfare system.
A streamlined narrative. Full-color charts and graphs make the material easy to comprehend.
NEW! An added chapter on social welfare history, with a focus on American social welfare history (Chapter 2).
Updated content on international systems.
NEW! Added content on guns as a health policy issue.
NEW! Added content on Black Lives Matter and police shootings.
UPDATED! Comprehensive and updated data throughout the book.
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