A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy, Second Edition

2nd edition

Edited by Patricia Kennett, Professor, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, UK

The current context of social policy is one in which many of the old certainties of the past have been eroded. The predominantly inward-looking, domestic preoccupation of social policy has made way for a more integrated, international and outward approach to analysis which looks beyond the boundaries of the state. It is in this context that this Handbook brings together the work of key commentators in the field of comparative analysis in order to provide comprehensive coverage of contemporary debates and issues in cross-national social policy research.

‘This extensively revised edition of A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy provides up-to-date and valuable insights on key concepts and issues, such as globalization, crime, diversity, housing, child poverty, gender inequality, and social policy regimes. To write about these topics, editor Patricia Kennett has gathered an excellent team of researchers, who deal with both the developing and the advanced industrial world. Students of comparative social policy would benefit from engaging with this illuminating Handbook.’
– Daniel Béland, Johnson–Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Canada

2014 424 pp Paperback 978 1 78254 660 3 £29.60 £37.00 $46.40 $58.00
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