HSRV 322: Ideology and Policy Evolution Report a Broken Link

‘Policies in the Human Services’ maps the Policies and Practices that shape Human Services in Western societies, from their antecedents in England and Europe through to the post welfare state social strategies of the present day. The course will review historical events, policies and social programmes and will critically analyze these precedents with regard to their influence on the social production of contemporary Social Policy in terms of:

  1. their underlying ideas; whether political, ideological, economic, religious and/or social.
  2. their formative impact on subsequent social policies.
  3. the related approaches to social services and assets-based programmes that have emerged.

Required Readings


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Unit 2


Machan, T. R. (2006). Economics and human values. In Libertarianism defended (pp. 83-93). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing.

Unit 3


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Unit 4


Turner, J. C. (1986). The historical base. In J. C. Turner & F. J. Turner (Eds.), Canadian social welfare (2nd ed., pp. 51-59). Don Mills, ON: Collier Macmillan Canada. This reading is not yet available on line. To receive a copy, please contact AU Library. See “Library” in the Student Manual for contact information.

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