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Understanding the Environment and Social Policy


Edited By: Tony Fitzpatrick

Policy Press

Paperback | Feb 2011 | #189665 | ISBN-13: 9781847423795
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Hardback | Feb 2011 | #189664 | ISBN-13: 9781847423801
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Environmental issues are central to the social and political reforms of the twenty-first century. Bringing together leading experts, this textbook explores the social, political, economic and moral challenges that environmental problems pose for social policy in a global context. Combining theory and practice with an interdisciplinary approach, the book reviews the current strategies and provides a critique of proposed future developments. Understanding the environment and social policy guides the reader through the subject in an accessible way using chapter summaries, further reading, recommended webpages, a glossary and questions for discussion. The book outlines a series of policy debates and themes, including: Cities, housing and transport Citizenship and care Employment and green jobs Environmental governance and legislation Fuel poverty and social exclusion Globalisation Health and pollution International development.

Tony Fitzpatrick has assembled a very thoughtful collection of chapters which examine the various ways in which social and environmental concerns intersect with one another. At a very general level, sustainability offers a neat and tidy way to reconcile them. But as this book usefully reveals, in practice they interact in ways that are far from straight forward. Professor Andrew Jordan, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia "The intersection of social policy and environmental policy is strategically and morally vital yet has remained a strangely neglected area. No longer. This comprehensive book covers real world challenges, sustainable ethics, a host of applied policy issues, and some bigger questions about the possibility of a green welfare state. Ian Gough, Emeritus Professor, University of Bath


Introduction # Tony Fitzpatrick; The environmental challenge # Susan M. Hodgson and David Phillips; The challenge to social policy # Tony Fitzpatrick; Social challenges: causes, explanations and solutions # John Hannigan; Challenges to the State # Philip Catney and Timothy Doyle; Environmental ethics # Alan Carter; Environmental justice: theories and practices # Tony Fitzpatrick; Health and quality of life # Glenda Verrinder; Planning and the urban environment # Stephen M. Wheeler; Transport # Michael Cahill; Citizenship and care # Sherilyn MacGregor; Jobs and employment # Nikolay Angelov and Maria Vredin Johansson; International development and global poverty # Carolyn Snell & Claire Quinn; Conclusion # Tony Fitzpatrick.

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Tony Fitzpatrick is Reader at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is the co-editor of the journal Policy & Politics and was the principal editor of the three-volume International Encyclopaedia of Social Policy (2006). His other recent books include Voyage to Utopias (Policy Press, 2010) and the second edition of Welfare Theory (2011).

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