Social Policy in Australia eBook

Understanding for Action

Third Edition

Alison McClelland, Paul Smyth

Social Policy in Australia eBook

Understanding for Action

Third Edition

Alison McClelland, Paul Smyth

ISBN:

9780195597134

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Ebook

Published:

14 Oct 2014

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Description

Social Policy in Australia 3rd edition guides students in understanding the meaning and operation of social policy in Australia. Taking a critical approach, and placing their analysis of social policy in an international context, the authors provide a framework for understanding the roles and relationships of the key players and institutions that influence the decision-making process. This authoritative, up to date text is written in light of the latest change in government and tackles the issues most relevant in recent times, including climate change and social justice.

New to this edition

  • New chapter 8 ‘Population: An Ever-present Policy Issue’ 
  • Chapter 13 ‘Education Policy: Issues, Debates and Opportunities in Australian Schooling’ and Chapter 10 ‘Housing Policy: Change and Prospects’ have been re-written
  • Significant updates to Chapter 12 ‘Healthy Policy: Change and Continuity’, which now addresses changing governments and health policy dynamics.
  • Substantial updates to Chapter 16 ‘Taxation: Paying for Policy’

Contents

Part 1: Introduction to Social Policy
1. What is Social Policy?
2. Values, Concepts and Social Policy Design
3. A Framework for Understanding and Action
4. The Institutional Context for Decisions and Action
Part 2: The Historical, International and Changing Context for Action
5. The Historical Context for Action
6. Australian Social Policy in an International Context
7. Changes and Challenges
Part 3: Areas for Social Policy Action
8. Population: An Ever-present Policy Issue
9. Unemployment Policy: Unemployment, Underemployment and Labour Market Insecurity
10. Social Security Policy: Doing More with Less?
11. Housing Policy: Big Problems but Well Down the Agenda
12. Health Policy: Change and Continuity
13. Education Policy: Issues, Debates and Opportunities in Australian Schooling
14. Community Services: Challenges for the Twenty-first Century
15. Climate Change: A New Challenge for Social Policy
16. Taxation: Paying for Policy

Authors

Alison McClelland - a Commissioner with the Productivity Commission. She has previously held senior positions in government, academia and the community sector.
Paul Smyth - Professor of Social Policy, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne

ContributorsStephen Bell is Professor in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. 
Deborah Brennan is Professor in the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales and adjunct Professor in the Centre for Children and Young People, Southern Cross University. 
Tony Dalton is Professor in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University.
Bronwyn Hinz is a Fellow with the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy and the University of Melbourne.
Richard Krever is a Professor of Taxation Law at Monash University and head of the university’s Department of Business Law and Taxation. 
Jenny M. Lewis is Professor of Public Policy in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow for 2013–16. 
Greg Marston is Professor of Social Policy in the School of Public Health and Social Work at Queensland University of Technology. 
Peter McDonald is Professor of Demography in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University. 
John Quiggin is an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow and Federation Fellow and a Professor in the School of Economics and the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland. 
Janet Stanley is Chief Research Officer at Monash Sustainability Institute, Monash University, and runs its doctoral program. 
Dr Stephen Ziguras has worked in a variety of government and community sectors, including the Department of Social Security, not-for-profit services in community health, disability advocacy and transcultural psychiatry, and in the Research and Policy Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence.

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