Sociology introduction to social policy
School of Psychology, Social Work & Human Sciences
Introduction to Social Policy. PC40004W
1. Describe Liberal political philosophy and illustrate how Liberalism has shaped social policy in the UK
2. What is Social Policy and discuss whether it is of particular significance to the Health & Social Work professions?
3. Describe Socialist political philosophy and illustrate how Socialism has shaped social policy in the UK
4. What is ‘Social Justice’ and what is the relationship between Social Policy and Social Justice?
5. Describe Conservative political philosophy and illustrate how Conservatism has shaped social policy in the UK
6. How may ‘Social Problem(s)’ be conceptualised and what role does ideology have in defining social problems?
7. ‘Should we be concerned if the public has little interest in politics or policy as
long as the politicians’ know what to do and get on with running the country’? What are the implications of this statement? Discuss
8 Offering examples discuss the notion that politics, policy and legislation not
only address particular social issues or problems, but actually create and