Social Theory and Social Policy B

Institute of Applied Social Studies, School of Social Policy

College of Social Sciences


Code 08501

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester Autumn or Spring

Module description

The course is designed to explain and comment upon the interaction between theories about the nature of society, the role of government and other key institutions and specific issues bearing upon social policy in Britain. Not all apparently 'relevant' theories turn out to have the same degree of impact. Moreover, while some theories appear to influence social policy within a short space of time, others take much longer to make an impression. Explanations of these differences will be sought.