Controversial Issues in Social Policy Third Edition By: Howard Jacob Karger( University of Houston ) , James Midgley( University of California, Berkeley) , Peter A. Kindle( University of Houston )and C. Bren Brown( University of Houston ) Overview Controversial Issues in Social Policy is an edited collection of contemporary social policy debates argued between some of the foremost thinkers in the field of social work as well as prominent authors in other fields. Controversial Issues in Social Policyis divided into three parts. The first part, Social Policy and the American Welfare State, focuses on general issues in social welfare policy. Part two looks at The Culture Wars: Discrimination, Stigma and Social Policy. Part three examines Social Work and Social Service Delivery Issues. New to This Edition 16 brand new debates on some of the most controversial issues of today, such as: The issue of open borders and immigration, debated by Tatcho Mindiola and Howard Karger. The privatization of Social Security, debated by William Beach and Steven Rose. The pros and cons of National Health Insurance, debated by Manuel Zamora and Robert Moffit. The legalization of same-sex marriage, debated by Lori Messinger and Focus on the Family’sGlenn Stanton. * This reader can be packaged at a special price with any Allyn and Bacon title. Contact your local sales representative for more information. You can also find your local sales representative at http://ablongman.com/replocator. ________________________________________________________________________ [ MyHelpingLab Ad ]Howard Jacob Karger is the author of 'Controversial Issues in Social Policy (3rd Edition)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205528462 and ISBN 0205528465.