Understanding Social Welfare Movements
Contemporary social policy has never been more vigorously contested. Issues range from single-issue campaigns over housing, social care, and hospital closures, on through more organized movements around disability, environment, health, and education. Howe
Jason Annetts is Sociology division leader at the University of Abertay and has published on sexuality, sexual health and the family. Alex Law is Senior Lecturer in sociology at the University of Abertay Dundee. He is author of Key concepts in classical social theory (Sage, 2009) and co-editor with Gerry Mooney of New Labour/Hard Labour? (The Policy Press, 2007). Wallace McNeish lectures in sociology at the University of Abertay Dundee. He is Programme Tutor for the Sociology and Behavioural Science degree programmes. He has a long-standing research interest in social movements, environmentalism and the dynamics of social and political change. Gerry Mooney is Senior Lecturer in social policy and Staff Tutor in the Faculty of Social Sciences at The Open University. He is co-editor with Alex Law of New Labour/Hard Labour? (The Policy Press, 2007) and with Sarah Neal of Community: Welfare, crime and society (Open University Press, 2009).