The Social Construction of Social Policy

Methodologies, Racism, Citizenship and the Environment

  • Colin Samson
  • Nigel South

Part of the Explorations in Sociology book series (EIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Colin Samson, Nigel South
      Pages 1-13
  3. Critiques of the Policy Research Process

  4. Racism, Health and Policy Thinking

  5. Citizenship, Rights and Inequalities

  6. Environment, Planning and Bureaucracy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 224-230

About this book


This volume draws together an impressive series of papers that explore enduring and new problems in the construction and analysis of British social policy. Critical but accessible, the various chapters cover methodological issues and the nature of competing claims about social policy 'knowledge', racism and health services, citizenship and access to housing and other amenities, and the importance of the environment as an emerging area for social policy debate.


Common Sense Design environment methodology nature organization service social policy sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Colin Samson
    • 1
  • Nigel South
    • 1
  1. 1.University of EssexColchesterUK

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