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|Year of publication:||2021|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Public Administration|
|Department:||Department of Public Policy and Theory of Public Administration|
This book is intended for students of social and behavioral sciences, especially disciplines such as public policy and public administration, political science, but also sociology, and history and philosophy. A lot of information in it is also interesting for students of humanities and philosophical or pedagogical faculties. It is explicitly intended for the subjects Social Policy and European Social Policy, also as a basis for the subject Applied Social Policy for Departments Public Policy and Public Administration and European Public Administration of the Faculty of Public Administration UPJŠ in Košice. I
offers a wealth of information on social policy as an applied scientific discipline that primarily leads them to practice (not research for research). It was created by summarizing and synthesizing many domestic and foreign authors from various scientific disciplines - political science, economics, law, sociology, but also social work and philosophy. It offers a multiparadigmatic view of the social policy of Western civilization with its axiological foundation, which has its basis in the historical legacy of Ancient Greece, through Christianity; especially Christian social teaching, to the postmodern polyparadigmatic present of the new century and millennium. It is divided into sixteen basic chapters, which gradually present social policy from its basic characteristics and concepts, through actors and historical development, to its six basic integral components.
Key words: social policy, types and models, functions, principles, instruments, history.