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The impact of devolution on social policy
Derek Birrell

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The impact of devolution on social policy
Derek Birrell

Published 2009 by Policy Press in Bristol, UK, Portland, OR .
Written in English.

About the Book

"With new devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, this book makes a comprehensive assessment of the impact of devolution on social policy. It provides a study of developments in the major areas of social policy and a full comparison between Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. To what extent is it valid to speak of agendas for government driven by social policy? With new governments in each country, has a fresh dynamic been given to the emergence of distinct social policies?" "The impact of devolution on social policy uses a framework of analysis based on the nature and scope of social policies, ranging from major innovations and policy distinctiveness, to differences in implementation, policy convergence and areas of overlap with UK policies. This framework facilitates an integrated analysis and comparison of social policy developments and outcomes between the four UK nations. An assessment is also made of the ideas and values which have driven the direction of social policy under devolution." "This book will be of key interest to academics and students in social policy, public policy and politics, and will also be a valuable resource for practitioners involved in policy making."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

The salience of social policy in devolved policy, governance and expenditure --
Innovations, flagship policies and distinctiveness --
Divergence in social policy --
Incremental change and low-level differences --
Convergence in social policy --
Interfaces and overlaps --
Underpinning values and principles --
Comparison of outcomes by country.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-222) and index.


Library of Congress
JN329.D43 B57 2009

The Physical Object

xiii, 234 p. ;
Number of pages

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184742225X, 1847422268
9781847422255, 9781847422262
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