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Policy change, public attitudes and social citizenship: Does neoliberalism matter?

by Humpage, Louise Policy Press (November 05, 2014)

This unique book traces public views on social citizenship across three decades through attitudinal data from New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia. It will be valuable for academics and students in...

The Valley

by Joan MacLeod Talonbooks (July 01, 2014)

Eighteen-year-old Connor, an aspiring author whose fantastical stories foretell his growing struggle with depression, can’t wait to be free of his adverb-wielding, solve-it-all mother, Sharon. But six weeks...

Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

by Gal, John & Weiss-Gal, Idit Policy Press (June 04, 2014)

The first book to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes, shedding light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight...

Understanding social citizenship (second edition): Themes and perspectives for policy and practice

by Dwyer, Peter Policy Press (June 09, 2010)

This updated edition of Understanding social citizenship provides an understanding of citizenship in relation to UK, EU and global welfare institutions. The second edition contains new topical sections on...

Social policy 3e: Theory and practice

by Spicker, Paul Policy Press (March 20, 2014)

This fully revised, updated and extended edition of a bestselling social policy textbook is extensively reworked and adapted to meet the needs of its international readership. Laying out the architecture of...

The Conservative Party and social policy

by Bochel, Hugh Policy Press (March 23, 2011)

A timely consideration of the development and content of the Conservatives' approaches to social policy and how they inform the Coalition's policies.

Understanding global social policy 2e

by Yeates, Nicola Policy Press (March 26, 2014)

Written by a team of leading social policy analysts, this is the leading textbook in the field and provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of international actors and social policy formation in global...

Cheating Our Kids

by Joe Williams St. Martin's Press (December 08, 2014)

Journalist Joe Williams shows how parents can use consumer power to put children first, shining light on the special interests controlling our schools, where politics and pork infuse everything and our children's...

Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

by Amy Finkelstein, Kenneth J. Arrow, Jonathan Gruber & Joseph P. Newhouse et al. Columbia University Press (December 02, 2014)

In this short and accessible book, Amy Finkelstein—winner of the 2012 John Bates Clark award—tackles the tricky question of moral hazard, which is the tendency to take risks when the cost will be borne by...

Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis

by Eve Sandberg & Kenza Aqertit Lexington Books (September 26, 2014)

This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template...

Baby Boomers of Color: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice

by Melvin Delgado Columbia University Press (November 18, 2014)

Because researchers often treat baby boomers of color as belonging to one group, quality data on the individual status of specific racial populations is lacking, leading to insufficiently designed programs,...

Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda UPA (September 17, 2014)

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...

New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor

by Steven G Anderson Columbia University Press (August 26, 2014)

Market-based development strategies designed to help the world’s poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs...

Evidence and information

by National Forum on Health Éditions MultiMondes (June 14, 2011)

How can the health of Canadians be promoted across different age groups? What is the level of quality of Canada’s health care system? On the international level, how do our health care costs compare with those...

First, Do No Harm: The President's Cousin Explains Why His Hippocratic Oath Requires Him to Oppose ObamaCare

by Milton Wolf, M.D. Broadside e-books (April 19, 2011)

New from Broadside Books' Voices of the Tea Party. The discussion what role—if any—the government should play in regulating and dictating the delivery of health care in the United States has become ground...

The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

by Rupa Viswanath Columbia University Press (July 08, 2014)

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of...

Innovations in Child and Family Policy: Multidisciplinary Research and Perspectives on Strengthening Children and Their Families

by Emily M. Douglas, Anne Dannerbeck Janku, Melissa Brown & Esther F. S. Carvalhaes et al. Lexington Books (February 08, 2010)

Innovations in Child and Family Policy tackles many of the common challenges that children and their families throughout the nation face: child care, family medical leave, special needs, parent education, preventing/addressing...

Critical Reflections on Health Services Development in India: The Teleology of Disorder

by Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar Lexington Books (July 02, 2014)

This book offers a teleological explanation for the under-development of health services in India by knitting together various actors and sub-actors within it, while providing rich insights for future research...

Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States

by James W. Russell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 18, 2014)

Double Standard introduces students to social policy in the U.S. and Europe. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current social policies in light of the recent recession, the...

The Assault on Social Policy

by Susan J. Peters, William Roth & Bernard Sanders Columbia University Press (July 01, 2014)

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...

American Politics, Then & Now: And Other Essays

by James Q. Wilson AEI Press (June 10, 2010)

James Q. Wilson is one of AmericaOs most distinguished public policy scholars. This quintessential volume brings together decades of his writing and thinking on all facets of American culture, society, and government....

The Failure of China's Democratic Reforms

by Zaijun Yuan Lexington Books (December 08, 2011)

In its propaganda, the Chinese Communist Party does not deny the value of “democracy”, but it insists that democracy in China can be only “socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics”. The most...

The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism

by William H. F. Altman & Michael Zank Lexington Books (June 07, 2012)

The German Stranger provides a guide to Leo Strauss that situates his thought in the context of National Socialism; by destroying any middle ground between 'Athens' and 'Jerusalem,' Strauss undermined modernity's...

Engaged Buddhism in the West

by Christopher S. Queen Wisdom Publications (November 12, 2012)

Engaged Buddhism is founded on the belief that genuine spiritual practice requires an active involvement in society. Engaged Buddhism in the West illuminates the evolution of this new chapter in the Buddhist...

Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State

by Bent Greve Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 06, 2014)

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400...

Answers to World Problems

by Butch Biendara (January 26, 2014)

This book covers answers to seven major problems that effect millions of people around the world.

Each topic: Global Warming, High-Speed transit, Welfare poverty, Renewable Clean Energy, Coastline Stabilization,...

Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field

by Christalla Yakinthou, Sky Croeser, Shae Garwood & Jessica Champagne et al. Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

Lessons for Social Change in the Global Economy: Voices from the Field provides a global perspective on efforts to create social change. Contributors ground their case studies in strong relationships with activists...

Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink? 2nd Edition

by Steve Fox, Paul Armentano & Mason Tvert Chelsea Green Publishing (September 01, 2013)

In 2012, voters in Colorado shocked the political establishment by making the use of marijuana legal for anyone in the state twenty-one years of age or older. In the wake of that unprecedented victory, nationally...

Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science

by Jason Scott Johnston, Ross McKitrick, George M. Gray & Gary Marchant et al. Lexington Books (April 12, 2012)

Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science explores fundamental problems with regulatory science in the environmental and natural resource law field. Each chapter covers a variety of natural resource...

Shattered Lives: Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity

by Camila Batmanghelidjh Jessica Kingsley Publishers (May 25, 2006)

Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early traumatic episodes. Chapters take the form of letters to a child capturing their...

Understanding the Further Education Sector: A critical guide to policies and practices

by Susan Wallace Critical Publishing (September 12, 2013)

An accessible and critical sourcebook about the FE sector for all those working towards QTLS.

China's Urban Health Care Reform: From State Protection to Individual Responsibility

by Chack-kie Wong, Vai Io Lo & Kwong-leung Tang Lexington Books (November 22, 2005)

One way to describe the importance of social policy is to say it's about 'what is and what might be.' This ethos is the driving force behind Chack-Kie Wong, Vai Io Lo, and Kwong-leung Tang's China's Urban Health...

The Betrayal of Liberalism: How the Disciples of Freedom and Equality Helped Foster the Illiberal Politics of Coercion and Control

by Hilton Kramer & Roger Kimball Ivan R. Dee (October 11, 1999)

In this incisive collection of essays which appeared originally in The New Criterion, ten distinguished critics and observers examine the origins and prospects of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such...

What's Your Problem?: Making Sense of Social Problems and the Policy Process

by Stuart Connor Critical Publishing (September 02, 2013)

This book is an essential introduction and guide for a critical engagement with social problems. In short, What's your (social) problem and what are you going to do about it?

A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema

by Carl Boggs & Thomas Pollard Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (August 25, 2003)

Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Louise, Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of...

Mayan Lives, Mayan Utopias: The Indigenous Peoples of Chiapas and the Zapatista Rebellion

by Shannan L. Mattiace, Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo, Jan Rus & Christine Eber et al. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 03, 2003)

The Maya Indian peoples of Chiapas had been mobilizing politically for years before the Zapatista rebellion that brought them to international attention. This authoritative volume explores the different ways...

New Immigrants, Changing Communities: Best Practices for a Better America

by Elzbieta M. Gozdziak & Micah N. Bump Lexington Books (May 20, 2008)

This handbook provides a review of promising practices and strategies facilitating immigrant integration, especially in new settlement areas. The purpose of this handbook is to foster a constructive approach...

European Governance and Democracy: Power and Protest in the EU

by Richard Balme & Didier Chabanet Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 13, 2008)

Considering the future of European integration, this clear and compelling study explores the interplay between collective action and democracy in the European Union. Richard Balme and Didier Chabanet convincingly...

Not for Publication

by William John Stapleton (August 23, 2013)

With Thailand preparing for the ASEAN Summit of 2015, the welfare of visitors to the so-called Land of Smiles has become a major issue. Every day tourists are bashed, robbed, drugged and murdered; many of these...

Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to China's Special Administrative Region

by Chak Kwan Chan Lexington Books (September 16, 2011)

Social Security Policy in Hong Kong: From British Colony to Special Administrative Region of China, by Chak Kwan Chan, is the first book which systematically examines Hong Kong's social security policies across...

Equity in the Workplace: Gendering Workplace Policy Analysis

by Gottfried & Reese Lexington Books (October 26, 2004)

This edited collection assembles cutting-edge comparative policy research on contemporary policies relevant to gender Contributors analyze gender-related employment policies, including parental leave, maternity...

Censoring Sex: A Historical Journey Through American Media

by John E. Semonche Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 20, 2007)

In this gracefully written, accessible and entertaining volume, John Semonche surveys censorship for reasons of sex from the nineteenth century up until the present. He covers the various forms of American media-books...

Communication in China: Political Economy, Power, and Conflict

by Yuezhi Zhao Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 20, 2008)

This authoritative study explores China's rapidly evolving polity, economy, and society through the prism of its communication system. Yuezhi Zhao offers a multifaceted, interdisciplinary analysis of communication...

Rethinking the Great Depression

by Gene Smiley Ivan R. Dee (July 15, 2002)

Synthesizing new economic research of recent decades, the author offers new insights and some surprising conclusions about the Great Depression.

Imaging the Other: Essays on Diversity

by Marie A. Conn & Thérèse McGuire UPA (December 11, 2009)

These essays explore the creation of the 'other' as the basis for conflict among humans, within the context of each author's background, interests, and research. These essays speak of the 'other,' how we create...

Collective Responsibility: Five Decades of Debate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics

by Larry May & Stacey Hoffman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 27, 1992)

This anthology presents the best recent philosophical analyses of moral, political, and legal responsibility of groups and their members. Motivated by reflection on such events as the Holocaust, the exploding...

Marginality and Crisis: Globalization and Identity in Contemporary Africa

by Rasheed Olaniyi Olaniyi, Olutayo Adesina, Akanmu G. Adebayo & David Moveh et al. Lexington Books (May 25, 2010)

Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book evaluates the relations between globalization and Africa's multifarious challenges and identities. The nineteen chapters coalesce to demonstrate that the forces...

An Uncertain Inheritance

by Nell Casey William Morrow (October 13, 2009)

In this eloquent collection of essays—from the editor of the national bestseller Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression—contributors reveal their experiences in caring for family through illness and death


Mandate for change: policies and leadership for 2009 and beyond

by Chester Hartman Lexington Books (February 16, 2009)

The incoming national administration has the opportunity to make a sharp break, in both domestic and international issues, with the failed, destructive policies of the past eight years.Mandate for Change provides...

From the Secret Files of J. Edgar Hoover

by Athan Theoharis Ivan R. Dee (February 01, 1993)

Documents from the late FBI director's secret files reveal for the first time the shocking extent of FBI activities in spying on prominent Americans and political groups. "A grimly fascinating-and profoundly...