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New Theories of Welfare by T. Fitzpatrick


New Theories of Welfare by T. Fitzpatrick

In this sequel to the acclaimed Welfare Theory (Palgrave, 2001), Tony Fitzpatrick examines the most recent, influential and cutting edge ideas influencing policy studies today. Clearly structured to enable students to make theoretical connections between apparently diverse areas, it provides an invaluable synthesis of the most important theoretical innovations in the discipline in recent years. Comprehensive, engaging and authoritative, New Theories of Welfare will appeal to all those interested in social and public policy, politics, sociology and philosophy.


'Many social policy courses do contain 'theory'
modules at levels 2 or 3, and this would be a useful book to support such learning. The potential market for a student text in this area is real. We would be likely to use it here, at least as a secondary text, on one or two of our modules. There is also genuine scope for an international market given the breadth of coverage and the relevance of these debates to policy developments in other advanced countries. Tony Fitzpatrick is a leading authority in the field and should be a good person to produce such a text

.' - Professor Pete Alcock, University of Birmingham, UK.

About the Author

TONY FITZPATRICK is Reader in Social and Political Theory at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the author of Freedom and Security, Welfare Theory, After the New Social Democracy and co-editor of Environmental Issues and Social Welfare, Environment and Welfare. He is also the principal editor of the forthcoming International Encyclopaedia of Social Policy.

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Publication date

2nd March 2005


T. Fitzpatrick

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Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA


264 pages


Social issues & processes



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