Social Policy and Social Programs: A Method for the Practical Public Policy Analyst
The new Sixth Edition of Social Problems: Community, Policy, and Social Action goes beyond the typical presentation of contemporary social problems and their consequences by emphasizing the importance and effectiveness of community involvement to achieve real solutions. With a clear and upbeat tone, this thought-provoking text challenges readers to see the social and structural forces that determine our social problems; to consider various policies and programs that attempt to address these problems ; and to recognize and learn how they can be part of the solution to social problems in their own community. Included in the interactive eBook! Learn more. Save when you bundle the interactive eBook with the new edition. Order using bundle ISBN: SAGE coursepacks.
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The welfare state is a form of government in which the state protects and promotes the economic and social well-being of the citizens, based upon the principles of equal opportunity , equitable distribution of wealth , and public responsibility for citizens unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life. Marshall described the modern welfare state as a distinctive combination of democracy , welfare , and capitalism. As a type of mixed economy , the welfare state funds the governmental institutions for healthcare and education along with direct benefits paid to individual citizens. The various implementations of the welfare state fall into three categories: i social democratic, ii conservative, and iii liberal. The German term sozialstaat "social state" has been used since to describe state support programs devised by German sozialpolitiker "social politicians" and implemented as part of Bismarck's conservative reforms.