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Thursday 22nd November
4.30pm to 6.00pm
- in the CEP Conference Room (R405), 4th Floor, Research Laboratory, 10 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD.
This event is FREE but booking is essential.
An informal drinks reception will follow the seminar.
To request a seat for this event, please contact:
Anna Tamas email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +44(0)20-7955-6562.
About the book:
City Survivors is based on yearly visits over seven years to two hundred families living in four highly disadvantaged city neighbourhoods, two in East London and two in Northern inner and outer city areas. Twenty four families explain over time from the inside, how neighbourhoods in and of themselves directly affect family survival. These stories convey powerful messages from parents about the problems they want tackled, and the things that would help.
The book offers original and in-depth, qualitative evidence in a readable and accessible form that will be invaluable to policy-makers, practitioners, university students, academics and general readers interested in the future of families in cities.
Anne Power: City Survivors: Bringing up children in disadvantaged neighbourhoods. Bristol: Policy Press.
Paperback £21.99 ISBN 9781847420497 ---- Hardback £60.00 ISBN 9781847420503
To order this book please see www.policypress.org.uk
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Edited by John Hills, Julian Le Grand and David Piachaud
"A treasure trove of insights into what makes social policy work from a constellation of stellar academic stars. From first principles through to final delivery the book looks across the spectrum. Key specialists from the different fields - family, schools, higher education, health, social care, welfare, neighbourhood renewal, pensions, redistribution - examine what has worked and what might work better". Malcolm Dean, The Guardian
Social policy is now central to political debate in Britain. What has been achieved by efforts to improve services and reduce poverty? What is needed to deliver more effective and popular services to all and increase social justice? How can we make social policy work? These are some of the questions discussed in this collection of essays by a distinguished panel of leading social policy academics.
The book covers key issues in contemporary social policy, particularly concentrating on recent changes. It examines the history and goals of social policy as well as its delivery, focusing in turn on the family and the state, schools, higher education, healthcare, social care, communities and housing. Redistribution is also examined, exploring child poverty, pension reform and resources for welfare.
The essays in this collection have been specially written to honour the 70th birthday of Howard Glennerster whose pioneering work has been concerned not only with the theoretical, historical and political foundations of social policies but, cruciallly, with how they work in practice. It is a collection for those working in and interested in policy and politics in a wide variety of fields and for students of social policy, public policy and the public sector.
Contents: Introduction - John Hills, Julian Le Grand and David Piachaud; Part One: The aims of social policy: Principles, Poor Laws and welfare states - Jose Harris; Welfare; what for? Tania Burchardt; Part Two: Delivering social policy: Families, individuals and the state - Jane Lewis; Schools, financing and educational standards - Anne West; Financing higher education: tax, graduate tax or loans? - Nicolas Barr; Quasi-markets in healthcare - Julian Le Grand; social care: chocie and control - Martin Knapp; Neighbourhood renewal, mixed communities and social integration - Anne Power; Part Three: Redistribution: between households; over time; between areas: The restructuring of redistribution - David Piachaud; Pensions, public opinion and policy - John Hills; Distributing resources - Tony Travers.
PB £25.00 ISBN 978 1 86134 957 6. HB £65.00 ISBN 978 1 86134 958 3. 304 pages.
Launch price £20.00 - buy your copy today or order at www.policypress.org.uk before 16 November. When ordering on the website, please use promotional code POBM110 at the checkout.
Published 31 October 2007 by The Policy Press.
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