Bryan Fanning and Michael Rush lecture in the UCD School of Applied Social Science.
The book's focus is on the implications for Irish social policy of social change including the need to respond to changes resulting from immigration and shifts within the Irish welfare economy that have created new needs for social care. Many of the chapters locate Irish debates about care in a broader social policy context. This is a companion volume to "Contemporary Irish Social Policy and Theorising Irish Social Policy".
- Context, change, challenges and care. Section 1 Context
- Bryan Fanning, The new welfare economy
Martin Geoghegan and Fred Powell, Governance and social partnership
Michael Rush, The politics of care. Section 2 Change and challenges
- Tina McVeigh, Education, life chances and disadvantage
Bryan Fanning, Immigration, racism and social exclusion
Alice Feldman, Social research and immigration
Kevin Murphy, Sustainable development, social policy and the environment
Michael Rush, Sport, health promotion and social capital. Section 3, Care
- Michael Rush, Valerie Richardson and Gabriel Kiely, Family policy and reproductive work
Noirin Hayes and Siobhan Bradley, The childcare question
Suzanne Quin, Disability, children and social care
Maria Pierce, Older people and social care
Nessa Winston, Social policy and the Irish diaspora
Mary Ellen McCann, Community development and social care. Notes
"I have no doubt that there will be a demand for a further volume as the current set will be a valuable reference for students of social policy."
Sheelagh Broderick, Trinity College Dublin Economic and Social Review 2000