Corey Shdaimah Publishes New Social Policy Textbook

Corey Shdaimah, with co-authors Elizabeth Palley (Adelphi University; MSW/JD dual degree alumna) and Shannon Lane (Yeshiva University), published Social Welfare Policy in a Changing World (Sage Publications).

This approachable text links policy and practice and employs a critical analytic lens to U.S. social welfare policy. With particular attention to disparities based on class, race/ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation and gender, the textbook assess the impact of policies at the micro, meso, and macro levels. The authors provide students with a brief foundation in history, the policy process, and theory, while primarily focusing on helping students recognize the many ways that policy affects their lives and the lives of their clients and communities. Connecting description, theoretical analysis, and advocacy, this new text challenges readers to examine the development, consequences, and future implications of core policies and think about how they can use the political process to address social justice issues and enact meaningful policy change.

You can learn more about the textbook, which comes with student and teacher resources, or order a desk copy at


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