Understanding the environment and social policy
- Tony Fitzpatrick
- Paperback, 384 pages, 240 x 172 mm
- 09 Feb 2011
- Understanding Welfare: Social Issues, Policy and Practice series
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
"This book does exactly what it sets out to do. It offers us understanding of the environment and social policy, and it does it well."
Citizen's Income Newsletter, Issue 1, 2012
"..this book is extremely helpful in providing a comprehensive introduction to environmental policy to first-year undergraduate and masters students, as well as future environmental policy makers."
Maria Carvalho in Environment & Planning C
'This book does exactly what it sets out to do. It offers us understanding of the environment and social policy, and it does it well.' Citizen's Income Newsletter
"The intersection of social policy and environmental policy is strategically and morally vital yet has remained a strangely neglected area. No longer. This comprehensive book covers real world challenges, sustainable ethics, a host of applied policy issues, and some bigger questions about the possibility of a green welfare state."
Ian Gough, Emeritus Professor, University of Bath
About This Book
Bringing together leading experts, this textbook explores the key social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, the book reviews the current strategies and policies and provides a critique of proposed future developments in the field. Understanding the environment and social policy guides the reader through the subject in an accessible way using chapter summaries, further reading, recommended webpages, a glossary and questions for discussion. Providing a much-needed overview, the book will be invaluable reading for students, teachers, activists, practitioners and policymakers.
Author BiographyTony Fitzpatrick is Reader at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the co-editor of the journal Policy & Politics and was the principal editor of the three-volume International Encyclopaedia of Social Policy (2006). His other recent books include Voyage to Utopias (Policy Press, 2010) and the second edition of Welfare Theory (2011).
Part One: Challenges: The environmental challenge
The challenge to society
The challenge to governance
The challenge to social policy ~ Tim Doyle
Part Two: Responses: Environmental ethics and philosophies
Mainstream environmental politics
Assessing social democratic and free market capitalisms ~ Lorraine Elliott
Radical environmental politics ~ Tony Fitzpatrick
Part Three: Policies: Poverties and inequalities ~ Elizabeth Stanton
Planning and the urban environment ~ Stephen M. Wheeler
Health and quality of life ~ Glenda Verrinda
Employment and income
Citizenship and social care ~ Sherilyn MacGregor
Transport and infrastructure ~ Michael Cahill
Administration and policy-making ~ Peter Christoff.
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