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Understanding social citizenship (second edition)
Themes and perspectives for policy and practice

Author/Editor(s):
Peter Dwyer
Format:
Paperback, 280 pages, 240 x 172 mm
Other formats available
ISBN
9781847423283
Published:
09 Jun 2010
Series:
Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice series

£15.99 - List price: £19.99 You save: £4.00

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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.

'...this book is designed as a core text; but it will be useful not just to teachers and students but also to social policy practitioners and politicians because the contested and complex concept of citizenship now informs debate on all manner of social policy issues, as this book amply shows.' - Citizen's Income Newsletter
"A second edition of this excellent book is most welcome. Dwyer's understanding of social citizenship is second to none and this new edition provides an updated discussion and assessment of all the practical and theoretical issues that students need to know about this important area of study."
Nick Ellison, University of Leeds

About This Book

This updated and revised edition of Understanding social citizenship is still the only citizenship textbook written from a social policy perspective. It provides students with an understanding of the concept of citizenship in relation to UK, EU and global welfare institutions; covers a range of welfare debates and issues; explores inclusion and exclusion; combines analysis and discussion of social policies and uses easy-to-digest text boxes. The revised second edition contains new topical sections on 'Cameron's Conservatism' and the EU and A8/10 migration in the UK. The book is essential reading for undergraduates in social policy, sociology, social work, politics and citizenship, A/AS level students and their teachers, and those on access courses, foundation degrees and teacher training courses.

Author Biography

Peter Dwyer is Reader in Social Policy in the School of Social Work, Psychology and Public Health at the University of Salford. His research interests centre on a critical engagement of notions of citizenship, especially in relation to welfare and also the impact of migration on welfare states and migrants' rights.

Contents

Part one: Citizenship and welfare: Introduction: defining citizenship
Two traditions of thought: civic republicanism and liberalism
The development of social citizenship in Britain
Contemporary approaches to social citizenship
Part two: Issues of difference and stratification: Poverty, class, citizenship and welfare
Gender, citizenship and welfare
Disabled citizens?
Race, ethnicity, citizenship and welfare
Ageing and older citizens
Part three: Beyond the nation state: Social Europe
Global citizenship?
Conclusions. 


 

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