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Canadian social policy : issues and perspectives /
edited by Anne Westhues.
edition
4th ed.
imprint
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2006.
description
xv, 478 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0889205043 (pbk.) :
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added author
imprint
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2006.
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0889205043 (pbk.) :
standard identifier
9780889205048
catalogue key
6015525
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Anne Westhues is a professor of social work at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her teaching and research are in the areas of social policy, planning, and evaluation.
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Summaries
Main Description
The objective of this new edition is the same as that of previous editions: to help students understand social policy from a Canadian perspective, and to stir them to discussion and debate. Part One provides a general overview of social policy and Part Two discusses the policy-making processes, from the international factors that influence them to the ways in which a social worker can become part of this process. Part Three focuses on current social policy issues, and Part Four offers a look to the future. Each chapter of this best-selling book has been thoroughly updated for this new edition with regard to current policy, debated issues, and resources cited. Three new chapters have been added, including an overview of adult mental health policy and a critical look at risk assessment in child welfare. There is also a discussion of current challenges to the Charter of Rights and Canadians increasing use of the justice system to shape social policy.
Main Description
The objective of this new edition is the same as that of previous editions: to help students understand social policy from a Canadian perspective, and to stir them to discussion and debate. Part One provides a general overview of social policy and Part Two discusses the policy-making processes, from the international factors that influence them to the ways in which a social worker can become part of this process. Part Three focuses on current social policy issues, and Part Four offers a look to the future.Each chapter of this best-selling book has been thoroughly updated for this new edition with regard to current policy, debated issues, and resources cited. Three new chapters have been added, including an overview of adult mental health policy and a critical look at risk assessment in child welfare. There is also a discussion of current challenges to the Charter of Rights and Canadians increasing use of the justice system to shape social policy.As a result, the reader gains an informed perspective of policy development and evaluation. Although designed primarily for use by social workers, the book will benefit anyone who is involved in the policy-making process.
Main Description
The objective of this new edition is the same as that of previous editions: to help students understand social policy from a Canadian perspective, and to stir them to discussion and debate. Part One provides a general overview of social policy and Part Two discusses the policy-making processes, from the international factors that influence them to the ways in which a social worker can become part of this process. Part Three focuses on current social policy issues, and Part Four offers a look to the future. Each chapter of this best-selling book has been thoroughly updated for this new edition with regard to current policy, debated issues, and resources cited. Three new chapters have been added, including an overview of adult mental health policy and a critical look at risk assessment in child welfare. There is also a discussion of current challenges to the Charter of Rights and Canadians increasing use of the justice system to shape social policy. As a result, the reader gains an informed perspective of policy development and evaluation. Although designed primarily for use by social workers, the book will benefit anyone who is involved in the policy-making process.
Main Description
Each chapter in the fourth edition of the best-selling "Canadian Social Policy" has been thoroughly updated with regard to current policy, debated issues, and resources cited. Three new chapters have been added including an overview of adult mental health policy and a critical assessment of risk assessment in child welfare. There is also a discussion of current challenges to the Charter of Rights and Canadians increasing use of the court system to shape social policy.
Bowker Data Service Summary
What are the major issues confronting social policy makers today? In this edition a new generation of social policy analysts discusses these important questions.
Main Description
The objective of this new edition is the same as that of previous editions: to help students to understand social policy from a Canadian perspective, and to stir them to discussion and debate. Part One provides a general overview of social policy and Part Two discusses the policy-making processes, from the international factors that influence them to the ways in which a social worker can become part of this process. Part Three focuses on current social policy issues, and Part Four offers a look to the future. Each chapter of this best-selling book has been thoroughly updated for this new edition with regard to current policy, debated issues, and resources cited. Three new chapters have been added, including an overview of adult mental health policy and a critical look at risk assessment in child welfare. There is also a discussion of current challenges to the Charter of Rights and Canadians increasing use of the justice system to shape social policy. As a result, the reader gains an informed perspective of policy development and evaluation. Although designed primarily for use by social workers, the book will benefit anyone who is involved in the policy-making process.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Preface to the Fourth Editionp. xi
Preface to the Third Editionp. xiii
Introduction Introduction to Part Ip. 3
Becoming Acquainted with Social Policyp. 5
Policy-Making Processes Introduction to Part IIp. 27
Pursuing Social Policy Ideals at the International Level: An NGO Perspectivep. 29
The Federal Government and Social Policy at the Turn of the Twenty-first Century: Reflections on Change and Continuityp. 47
Human Rights Legislation, Court Rulings, and Social Policyp. 69
Active Citizenship, Social Workers, and Social Policyp. 91
Program and Policy Development from a Holistic Aboriginal Perspectivep. 115
Citizen Participation in Social Policyp. 131
Evaluating Social Welfare Policies and Programsp. 151
Current Social Policy Issues Introduction to Part IIIp. 175
Child Poverty and the Canadian Welfare Statep. 179
Back to the Present: Rethinking Risk Assessment in Child Welfarep. 203
Native Peoples and Child Welfare Practices: Implicating Social Work Educationp. 223
Mental Health Policy in Canadap. 245
Housing and Homelessnessp. 267
Single Motherhood in the Canadian Landscape: Postcards from a Subjectp. 291
Workfare: Ten Years of Pickin' on the Poorp. 309
Toward Inclusion of Gay and Lesbian People: Social Policy Changes in Relation to Sexual Orientationp. 331
Immigration and Refugee Policy in Canada: Past, Present, and Futurep. 349
Universal Health Care: Normative Legacies Adriftp. 375
Caring and Aging: Exposing the Policy Issuesp. 397
Canadians with Disabilitiesp. 413
Looking to the Future
The Challenges Aheadp. 437
Contributorsp. 447
Author Indexp. 453
Subject Indexp. 467
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