Social Policy in Australia
Alison McClelland and Paul Smyth
How does social policy affect individual lives, organisations, communities and societies?
“Social Policy in Australia” is a guide to analysing the impacts of current social policy and developing and advocating for better social policy in the future. Taking a critical approach, and placing their analysis of social policy in an international context, the authors provide a framework for understanding the actions, roles and relationships of the key players that influence the policy-making process.
The new edition of this highly regarded textbook has been fully revised to reflect the significant changes in Australian society, including the election of the Rudd government and the emergence of climate change as a significant area of social policy.
Highlights of this edition include:
- a new chapter examining the impact of climate change on social justice
- deeper examination of Indigenous issues throughout
- varies case studies and examples that give life to the theoretical aspects of the book