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Editors: Jason L. Powell (University of Liverpool, UK) Azrini Wahidin (Queens University, Belfast, UK)
Book Description:
This book explores the relationship between risk and social welfare. Traditionally, need has been the major mechanism for allocating resources in public services, and social policy texts have addressed various state responses to social problems and the alleviation of need. However, in a period of state retrenchment and welfare restriction, rationing and targeting have become more intense. This book explores the extent to which, as a result, discourses of risk have replaced ‘need’ as a key principle of social welfare rationing and provision. It begins with an contextual overview of contemporary theories on risk and goes on to critically examine the relevance of risk to social policy and social welfare developments. This is achieved by drawing on recent social policy and case examples from aging, social welfare, social work, health, crime and criminal justice, medicine, and human security. It is hoped that the book will be of particular use to students, practitioners and policy makers.

Table of Contents:


Chapter one: ‘Introduction: Risk and Welfare – A Contextual Journey’
(Jason L. Powell University of Liverpool, UK and Azrini Wahidin, Queens University Belfast, UK) (pp. 1-6)

Chapter two: ‘A Conceptual Exploration of Risk: Crime, Human Security and Social Welfare’
(Gabe Mythen, University of Liverpool, UK) (pp. 7-24)


Chapter three: ‘Risk and Social Work’
(Steve Myers, University of Salford, UK) (pp. 27-45)

Chapter four: ‘Risk and Aging’
(Dawn C. Carr, Miami University, USA and Glenn W. Muschert, Miami University, USA) (pp. 47-61)

Chapter five: ‘Risk and Crime’
(Hazel Hemshall, De Montford University, UK) (pp. 63-79)

Chapter six: Risk, Government and Social Policy
(Catherine McDonald, University of Queensland, Australia) (pp. 81-100)

Chapter seven: Medicine and Risk
(John M. Chamberlaine, University of Chester, England) (pp. 101-117)


Chapter eight: From Risk to Trust? Reconfiguring Conceptual and Trust Relations in Health and Welfare
(Jason L. Powell; Azrini Wahidin)(pp. 121-138)

Index pp.139-154

      Social Justice, Equality and Empowerment
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009, 3rd quarter
   Pages: 154 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-691-3
   Status: AV
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