A new edition of a book on social policy has come at a “critical hour,” according to Bernard Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont. The book, “The Assault on Social Policy, Second Edition,” is co-authored by Susan J. Peters, professor emeritus at Michigan State University’s College of Education.
Published by Columbia University Press, the second edition features new research on various policies and issues, including poverty, disability, social security and healthcare. The book also focuses on globalization and how recession helped change policies.
A chapter on education has been added to the book, which examines ordinary speech that helps make poverty and extreme inequality seem acceptable, among other themes. The book also focuses on distribution of wealth and other resources, and how its effects are felt throughout different communities.
Peters’s co-author is William Roth, a Vincent O’Leary Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Albany.
Another book by Peters, “Inclusive Education: Achieving Education for All by Including those with Disabilities and Special Education Needs,” has been translated into 12 languages.