Making Social Policy in Australia: An Introduction

Author(s): Tony Dalton


A comprehensive introduction to the principles and practice of social policy.


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Tony Dalton, Mary Draper and John Wiseman all lecture in the Department of Social Work and Social Sciences at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Wendy Weeks is Senior Lecturer in Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Melbourne.

Tables and figures..Acknowledgements..Contributors..Introduction..PART I MAKING SOCIAL POLICY IN AUSTRALIA..1 Towards a framework for understanding and participating in social policy making..2 Why the historical and current context matters..3 Debates about social goals..4 Organisational maps and policy making..5 Working in organisations..6 Disputes about policy process: governments, citizens and markets..7 The policy process as power and contest..PART II CASE STUDIES..Introduction..8 Pathways to excellence: developing Aboriginal education policy ELEANOR BOURKE..9 How violence against women became an issue on the national policy agenda WENDY WEEKS AND KATE KILMORE..10 The Kurds - who are they? Established Kurdish identity in Victoria HURRIYET BABACAN..11 Low-start mortgages: implementation problems in a deregulated finance economy TONY DALTON..12 Policy and planning in community s

General Fields

  • : 9781864480238
  • : Allen Unwin
  • : Allen Unwin
  • : 0.382
  • : January 1996
  • : 215mm X 140mm X 16mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Dalton
  • : Paperback
  • : 361.610994
  • : 272
  • : tables, figures, glossary, bibliog , index