Social Policy and Social Justice
The book uses case studies and rigorous analysis to explore the relationship of social policy to economic, social, and culture transformation and the ongoing conflict between universal and population-specific conceptions of social welfare. This updated 2nd edition addresses recent dramatic changes in social policy and the environment that shapes it. These include implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the Black Lives Matter movement, and Supreme Court decisions on issues such as voting and reproductive rights, marriage equality, and the limits of executive authority.
Social Policy and Social Justice is ideal for undergraduate and graduate social work courses, as well as classes in cognate fields such as nursing, public policy, and political science.
— Amy L. Pérez, Eastern University
“Reisch, a leader in the field of social work and policy practice, with co-authors offer a broad policy practice critical pedagogy to democracy and social justice. He and co-authors carefully analyze policies, realities and barriers to and resources to influence and transform social work policy practice, suggesting ways for social workers, students and advocates to impact traditional approaches into critical and democratic experiences.”
— Eva M. Moya, LMSW, Ph.D., Department of Social Work, College of Health Sciences, The University of Texas at El Paso
“The ample coverage of policy history, analysis, and current issues, analytical depth, and orientation to social workers and social work practice of this book make it an indispensable textbook for teaching social policy and social welfare policy at the MSW level.”
— Jacob Lesniewski, Dominican University Graduate School of Social Work