Edited by Pete Alcock, Margaret May & Sharon Wright


Praise for the thid edition:

"The Student's Companion to Social Policy is the essential text for all social policy students. This new edition has been significantly revised and extended to provide a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date review of all the key social policy issues facing us today."
Social Policy Association

"With a rapidly changing policy context, the study of social policy becomes ever more important. With contributions from sixty of the leading experts in the subject this new edition of the best-selling Student's Companion remains the key source of reference for all who want to study Social Policy."
Polly Toynbee, columnist, The Guardian

Praise for the fourth edition:

"Look no further for the essential social policy primer. Accessible and bang up-to-date analysis and commentary by leading experts in their fields. Invaluable."
David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian