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Social Policy for Development

Anthony Hall|, James Midgley
Sage Publications (April 2004)

This much-needed textbook fulfils a major gap in providing a complete up to date guide and introduction to the increasingly important role of social policy in the context of development processes and practice. 

Across a number of key sectors and areas of social policy concern, the authors accessibly introduce and explain the main conceptual debates, the most recent policy discussions, and provide applied examples to illustrate the latest developments in the social policy and planning field. Central topics covered include: poverty, rural development, urban development, education, health, social work, social welfare and international development and cooperation. 

  • Anthony Hall is reader in social planning in developing countries at LSE.
  • James Midgley is based at the University of California, Berkeley Extension