Ritically evaluate a current UK government policy relating to a social group impacted by globalization processes


This is a summative assignment, for you to show how you have built upon Assignment 1 and to assess your capacity to synthesize the different strands of your learning on the Unit through a critical evaluation of a policy and how it is interpreted, on the ground, through practice for a vulnerable social group. The global context for this policy will help you to establish a holistic approach to your learning on the Unit as well as the confidence to develop your own considered position in the globalization policy and practice debates.

. In addition, please study carefully the following specific guidelines:

(2) The subject of your report is a current UK government policy relating to a vulnerable social group impacted by globalization processes.
. In the report, examine any practice issues arising from the policy for members of the social groupa. This report could consist of the following elements, in the sequence outlined on the next page, as a guide

Preferred report structure is as follows:

1) The Title of the report and a Table of Contents with page numbering

2) An Executive Summary, which summarises a in bullet point format a the contents and findings of the report

3) An Introduction, on the objectives of the report, the policy and individuals with disability, how the report is going to link them together and which area of practice is involved

4) A TRANSFORMATIONALIST PERSPECTIVE: Debates that makes sense of the issues associated with globalization processes in the report title

5) Policy: Critically evaluates the policy and considers how it relates to Individuals with disability.. Has the policy changed over time as a result of globalization? If so, in what ways and with what consequences for the social group?

6) Social Group: Individual with disability: Analyzes the impacts of globalization processes on Individual with disability. What are they exactly? How have they changed the lives of members of the group?

7) Practical Issues: Brings (5) and (6) together by examining any practice issues on the ground from how the policy is working and how individuals with disabilities are coping a both in the context of globalization?

8) Overall Findings based on sections (5), (6) and (7) that show what you have discovered and how far the theoretical perspective has illuminated events and experiences.

9) General Conclusion, which summarises the report and relates it to your objectives in (3) above a how far have you achieved them?

10) A References list, which lists the minimum of fifteen sources.

Written expression is hence an important element of good written communication, so try to write clearly and accurately. Also put yourself in the position of the audience and ask yourself whether someone coming to your work a?colda would be able to follow your train of thought.

Essential Books:

Bauman, Z. (1998) Globalization: the Human Consequences, Cambridge, Polity Press
Beck, U. (2000) What is Globalization? Cambridge, Polity Press/Blackwell
Cohen, R. and Kennedy, P. (2000) Global Sociology, London, Macmillan
Crane, D., Kawashima, N. and Kawasaki, K. (eds) (2002) Global Culture: Media, Arts, Policy and Globalization, London, Routledge
George, V. and Page, R. (eds) (2004) Global Social problems, Cambridge, Polity
George, V. and Wilding, P. (2002) Globalization and Human Welfare, Basingstoke, Palgrave
Held, D., McGrew, A., Goldblatt, D. and Peraton, J. (2000) Global Transformations, Cambridge, Polity
Held, D. and McGrew, A. (eds) (2003) The Global Transformations Reader, 2nd edition, Cambridge, Polity and Blackwell
Held, D. and McGrew, A. (2007) Globalization/Anti-Globalization: Beyond the Great Divide, Cambridge, Polity
Hirst, P. and Thompson, G. (1999) Globalization in Question, 2nd edition, Cambridge, Polity
Lechner, F and Boli, J. (eds) (2008) The Globalization Reader, 3rd edition, Oxford, Blackwell
Marber, P. (2009) Seeing the Elephant; Understanding Globalisation from Trunk to Tail, New Jersey, Wiley
Pryke, S. (2009) Nationalism in a Global World, Houndmills, Palgrave
Steger, M (2003) Globalization: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford, Oxford University Press
Stiglitz, J. (2008) Making Globalization Work, London, Penguin
Weiss, L. (ed) (2003) States in the Global Economy: Bringing Domestic Institutions Back In, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
Yeates, N (ed) (2008) Understanding global social policy, Bristol, The Policy Press

Bauman, Z. (2007) Liquid Times: Living in an Age of Uncertainty, Cambridge, Polity Press
Bardhan, P., Bowles, S. and Wallerstein, M. (eds) (2006) Globalization and Egalitarian Redistribution, Princeton, Princeton University Press
Betts, A. (2009) Forced Migration and Global Politics, Oxford, Blackwell
Carroll, E. (2003) a?The Clear and Present Danger of the a?Globaloneya? Industrya, Global Social Policy vol 3, no. 2, pp 195-211
Deacon, R. (2007) Global Social Policy and Governance, London, Sage
De Haan, A. (2007) Reclaiming Social Policy: Globalization, Social Exclusion and New Poverty Reduction Strategies, Basingstoke, Palgrave
Franzini, M. and Pizzuti, F. (eds) (2001) Globalization, Institutions and Social Cohesion, Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag Berlin
Glatzer, M. and Rueschemeyer, D. (eds) (2005) Globalization and the Future of the Welfare State, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh University Press
Hall, A. and Midgley, J. (2004) Social Policy for Development, London, Sage
Lavalette, M. and Pratt, A. (eds) (2005) Social Policy: Theories, Concepts and Issues, London, Sage
Leibfried, S. and Mau, S. (eds) (2008) Welfare States: Construction, Deconstruction, Reconstruction, Volume 2: Varieties and Transformations, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar
MacGillivray, A. (2006) A Brief History of Globalization, London, Constable & Robinson
Rieger, E. and Leibfried, S. (2003) Limits to Globalization, Cambridge, Polity and Blackwell
Stiglitz, J. (2002) Globalization and its Discontents, London, Allen and Lane
Sudrez-Orozoco, M. and Qin-Hilliard, D. (2004) (eds) Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium, Sacramento, University of California Press
Sykes, R., Palier, B. and Prior, P. (eds) (2001) Globalization and European Welfare States: Challenges and Change, Basingstoke, Palgrave
Wessels, B. (2010) Understanding the Internet, A Socio-Cultural Perspective, Houndmills, Palgrave
Taylor-Gooby, P. (ed) (2004) New Risks, New Welfare, Oxford, Oxford University Press
Yeates, N. (2001) Globalization and Social Policy: Beyond the State? London, Sage
Yeates, N. & Holden, C. (eds) (2009) The global social policy reader, Bristol, The Policy Press

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British Journal of Social Work
Child Abuse Review
Children & Society
Community Care
Community Safety Journal
Critical Social Policy
European Journal of Social Work
Global Social Policy
International Journal of Social Research Methodology
International Migration Review
International Organization
Journal of Youth Studies
Juvenile Justice Worldwide
Police, Practice and Research
Race and Class
Research Matters
Sociology Review
Third World Quarterly
Youth and Policy
Youth Justice

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uk Access to university library catalogues in the UK (including Bedfordshire)
uk/global Globalization Resource
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uk Computer-readable data from previous research studies
uk On Line Social Research Journal
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