Social Policy and Social Justice
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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. The third edition addresses recent dramatic changes in social policy. It includes an assessment of policies adopted by the Obama administration, policy changes proposed and implemented by the Trump administration and Congress related to the country’s social welfare system, and the effects of the Trump administration’s immigration and criminal justice policies on communities of color. The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements, recent changes in the electoral landscape, and timely Supreme Court decisions are also addressed. Additionally, the text considers the future of Social Security and Medicare, employment policies, health and mental health policies, and more.
Throughout, the text explores the impact of economic and social changes on conceptions of need and helping, the role of social policies and social services in promoting or preventing social and political change, and the ways in which cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, and religious identity affect the development and implementation of social policies.
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.
Active Learning ISBN: 978-1-5165-1809-8
Cognella Active Learning is available for this title! Adopting instructors can provide students with dynamic online learning activities that reinforce key concepts from the text, provide engaging educational experiences, support various learning styles, and make coursework fun. Please note: students must purchase the Cognella Active Learning component to access the course activities online.
Cognella Active Learning activities for this title include:
- 2 assignments that challenge students to write a paper about the organizational impact of a policy and conduct an in-depth analysis of a social policy at the local, state, or federal level
- 15 decks of digital flashcards, one for each Cognella Active Learning module, to help students learn and drill key terminology
- 15 quizzes, one for each Cognella Active Learning module, totaling 150 questions
- 1 midterm and 1 final exam, totaling 100 questions See a preview of the content
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Patrick Clark, MSNU Master's of Social Work Student
Graduate Assistant, Maverick Success Program