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Social Policy for Social Change
Author: Barbara Fawcett

ISBN: 9781420256161
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 23 October 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.5 x 16.5 x 1.5
Description:
Social policy can be a powerful vehicle for positive social change. This book explores how social policy is made and by whom, focusing on debates about what counts as a social problem, and on conflicts over ideals, power and resources in the framing of policy solutions. Social policy is shown to be dynamic, flexible and provisional, and the opportunities for human service practitioners to engage in the processes of making and implementing social policy for social change are emphasised. Contributors

About the Authors

Barbara Fawcett is Professor of Social Work and Policy Studies at the University of Sydney. And Honorary Research Professor at the University of Bradford. Previously she was Head of the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Bradford. To date, she has published eight books and her research interests include the interface between theory, policy and practice in the fields of mental health, disability, postmodern feminism, community work and action research.

Susan Goodwin teaches and researches in the area of social policy and policy studies. She has held position...

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