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Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state.

Spicker, Paul


Paul Spicker


H.M.I. Matter


This book is about social policy and administration, which is a field of study mainly concerned with 'social welfare' and the 'social services'. Social policy is not a self-contained academic discipline. The book attempts to draw material together and to offer insights into a set of problems from a variety of perspectives. The source material has been taken from politics, sociology, philosophy and economics, as well as from the literature on social policy in its own right; there are occasional references to work from history, psychology, anthropology or law. But it is not possible to deal with each topic in depth in a way that would satisfy the demands of each discipline, and usually it is not even desirable. In its original form, the material may have been only obliquely relevant to social policy; the point that is of interest is how it reflects on the issues in the study of social welfare. For that very reason, the book should be of some value to people who approach it from variousdisciplines. It will not give them a comprehensive statement of the debate in their own subject, but it should offer an insight into other areas of study which can be applied to their own particular interests, and a range of illustrations from the field of social welfare. This is an Arabic translation of the author's original book SPICKER, P. 2013. Principles of social welfare: an introcution to thinking about the welfare state. Aberdeen: Paul Spicker.


SPICKER, P. 2017. Principles of social welfare: an introduction to thinking about the welfare state. Translated to Arabic by H.M.I. Matter. Berlin: Democratic Arabic Centre [online]. Available from:

Book Type Monograph
Online Publication Date Dec 31, 2017
Publication Date Dec 31, 2017
Deposit Date Feb 13, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 13, 2018
Publisher Democratic Arabic Center
Keywords Social welfare; Welfare state; Social policy; Administration; Social services
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