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Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, 8th edition

  • Diana M. DiNitto
  • David H. Johnson

Published by Pearson (July 13th 2015) - Copyright © 2016

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Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card

ISBN-13: 9780133960549

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Acknowledged as the most comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to social welfare policy available, Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, 8/e, emphasizes the current political aspects of policy making and major social welfare programs, including public assistance, Social Security, disability, health insurance, child welfare, and much more. Social Welfare does more than describe the major social welfare policies and programs; it also tackles the conflict and controversies involved in the processes and outcomes of policy making. It contrasts rational and political approaches to policy making, policy analysis, policy implementation, and policy evaluation. The authors present conflicting perspectives, encouraging students to think critically, to debate, and to consider their own views on issues.


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Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents
Introduction: Politics, Rationalism, and Social Welfare Policy
1. Politics and the Policymaking Process
2. Analyzing, Implementing, and Evaluating Social Welfare Policy
3. Politics and the History of Social Welfare Policy
4. Ending Poverty: Is It an Issue Anymore?
5. Preventing Poverty: Social Insurance and Personal Responsibility
6. Disability Policy: Embracing a Civil Rights Perspective
7. Helping Needy Families
8. Providing Healthcare: Can All Americans Be Insured?

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