This text examines key questions facing American society: Who is responsible for determining the quality of life or for providing solutions? Who should bear the costs and benefits of societal development? What justifies government action or inaction?
A textbook for a course in social policy, policy analysis, or the welfare state, for graduate students in social work. Presents a worldwide institutional approach to understanding the ideological, political, social, economic, and cultural forces that influence the formation of public social policy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)