British Society and Social Welfare : Towards a Sustainable Society

Victor George

Offers a readable appraisal of five key aspects of modern Britain at this period of rapid economic and social change, looking at employment, the family, environmental issues, the gap between rich and poor, and crime. Overviews the current situation, why it has been changing, and government response, then explores conventional and more radical policy proposals for tackling problems. A concluding chapter analyzes the nature and basis of a genuinely sustainable society. George is professor of social policy at the University of Kent, UK. Wilding is affiliated with the University of Nottingham and the University College of Wales, UK. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (