This book draws on the latest social science to explain how and why social policy change occurs. Built on core concepts of policy analysis, it offers a robust framework for understanding policy change that can be applied to any aspect of welfare or social policy. Unlike most work in this field, the book deftly mixes theory and practice even including discussions of key theorists. This third edition brings the book fully up to date and will ensure that it remains the standard textbook in the field for years to come.
John Hudson and Stuart Lowe are both political scientists who teach and research in the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the University of York, UK.
John Hudson, Stuart Lowe
Date of Publication
Social Issues, Services & Welfare
Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice Series