Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Australian Social Policy and the Human Services

Australian Social Policy and the Human Services

3rd Edition

£53.99 (+VAT)

  • Date Published: January 2021
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Print/online bundle
  • isbn: 9781108657891

£ 53.99 (+VAT)
Print/online bundle

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Social policy encompasses the study of social needs, policy development and administrative arrangements aimed at improving citizen wellbeing and redressing disadvantage. Australian Social Policy and the Human Services introduces readers to the mechanisms of policy development, implementation and evaluation. This third edition emphasises the complexity of practice, examining the links and gaps between policy development and implementation and encouraging readers to develop a critical approach to practice. The text now includes an overview of Australia's political system and has been expanded significantly to cover contemporary issues across several policy domains, including changes in labour market structure, homelessness, mental health and disability, child protection and family violence, education policy, Indigenous initiatives, conceptualisations of citizenship, and the rights of diverse groups and populations. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Australian Social Policy and the Human Services is an indispensable resource for students and practitioners alike.

    • Equips readers with a critical understanding of the role of human service workers across a range of key policy areas
    • Addresses contemporary discourses and emerging issues in social policy
    • The new enhanced eBook contains a comprehensive suite of interactive pedagogical resources to support student understanding and engagement
    Read more

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: January 2021
    • format: Print/online bundle
    • isbn: 9781108657891
    • length: 506 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.9kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 14 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Debates and Principles:
    1. Fundamental debates in social policy
    2. Personal and professional values in human services practice
    Part II. Australian Social Policy:
    3. The history of Australian social policy
    4. The policy-making process
    Part III. The Human Services:
    5. Funding and governance in Australian human services
    6. Australian human services organisations
    Part IV Australian Social Policy in Practice:
    7. Income support
    8. Employment
    9. Housing
    10. Health care
    11. The family and child welfare
    12. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
    13. Citizenship and globalisation
    Summary and conclusion.

  • Authors

    Ed Carson
    Ed Carson has researched, taught and published on Australian social policy for many years and has been employed in a variety of positions in this field. He has recently retired from his previous roles as Professor of Social Policy, and before that as Dean of Graduate Studies, at the University of South Australia.

    Lorraine Kerr
    Lorraine Kerr has researched, taught and published on Australian social policy for many years and has been employed in a variety of positions in this field. She has recently retired from her previous roles as a social planner and social worker in local government and lecturer at a number of universities.

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×
warning icon

Turn stock notifications on?

You must be signed in to your Cambridge account to turn product stock notifications on or off.

Sign in Create a Cambridge account arrow icon

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.