Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy, Second Edition
A consistent bestseller since its publication in 2000, Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy is a one-of-a-kind resource in the fields of political science and social work. Examining current conditions affecting the development of social policies in Canada, this book offers in-depth critical analysis of how these policies first arose and the implications they pose for future policy development.
This new edition of Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy features updated chapters while retaining the first edition’s analytical focus on economic globalization, societal pluralization, and social protection. The authors offer fresh considerations of gender relations and families, community agencies and the voluntary sector, as well as the social policy activities of all levels of government in the Canadian federation. Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy will continue to provide the much-needed groundwork for students and policymakers, as well as propose real solutions for the future.
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- Page Count: 408 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.9in x 9.0in
Author InformationJames J. Rice is an emeritus professor in the School of Social Work at McMaster University.
Michael J. Prince is the Lansdowne professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development at the University of Victoria.
Table of contents
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. Changing Politics: Social Policy in a Globalizing and Pluralizing Context
2. Early Developments in Canadian Social Welfare
3. Envisaging and Establishing a System of Social Security for Canadians
4. The Crisis of the Welfare State: Canadian Perspectives and Critiques
5. Response to the Crisis: Retrenching the Welfare State and Changing Responsibilities for Social Protection
6. Global Capitalism and the Canadian Welfare State: Impacts of Economic Integration, Fiscal Policy, and Market Liberalism on Social Policy
7. The Crisis of the Market Economy: International Issues and Canadian Responses
8. Diversity and Equality in a Pluralist Welfare Community: Issues of Social Control, Selectivity, and Universality
9. Gender and Social Policy: His and Her States of Welfare
10. Civil Society, Social Economy, and the Voluntary Sector: Links between Community Capacities and Social Policy
11. Creating a New Policy Agenda and Rebuilding the Social Role of the State
PrizesHarold Adams Innis Prize, Canadian Foundation for the Humanities & Social Sciences - Short-listed in 2001
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