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  • An Introduction to Social Policy

    An Introduction to Social Policy explores essential welfare topics, themes and issues for students studying social policy or related disciplines such as sociology, social work, or nursing and social care.- Part One examines key concepts including welfare, social justice, diversity and health and well-being.- Part Two explores policy issues in relation to key stages of the lifecourse.- Part Three ... Read more

    $35.09 USD

  • An Introduction to Social Policy

    An Introduction to Social Policy explores essential welfare topics, themes and issues for students studying social policy or related disciplines such as sociology, social work, or nursing and social care.- Part One examines key concepts including welfare, social justice, diversity and health and well-being.- Part Two explores policy issues in relation to key stages of the lifecourse.- Part Three ... Read more

    $35.09 USD

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