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The Assault on Social Policy

by William Roth & Susan Peters

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...


Social Security for the Elderly: Experiences from South Asia

by S. Irudaya Rajan

This book overviews the issue of population ageing in five countries in South Asia and projects the emerging scenarios. With a new field survey, it also documents existing policies and programs on pensions and...


China's Economic and Social Problems

by GREGORY C CHOW

This book discusses important economic and social problems of China. It is based on the author's latest findings from his scholarly research on China's economy, his involvement with China's economic reform and...


Women, Families, and Feminist Politics: A Global Exploration

by J Dianne Garner & Suzanne Cherrin

Women and their roles within families must be understood within the context of ethnic traditions, religion, and culture. Women, Families, and Feminist Politics: A Global Exploration combines all of these aspects...


The Politics of the Personal in Feminist Family Therapy: International Examinations of Family Policy

by Anne M. Prouty Lyness

Address the issues vital for women and their families

To be most effective, family therapists need to understand precisely what policies are in place and how they influence families and their relationships. The...


Mixed Economies Welfare

by Norman Johnson

This book explains the changes that have occurred in welfare states since the early 1970s and considers some of the policy dilemmas that have arisen. Each of the chapters begins with an introduction to set the...


Too Ill to Talk?: User Involvement in Palliative Care

by Penny Rhodes & Neil Small

User involvement has become an important part of health policy initiatives during the last decade, but how realistic is the concept and do all users want to be involved? This book brings the voices of people...


Transparent Lives: Surveillance in Canada

by Colin J. Bennett, Kevin D. Haggerty & David Lyon

The work of a multidisciplinary research team, Transparent Lives explains why and how surveillance is expanding-mostly unchecked-into every facet of our lives.


Communism and Development (Routledge Revivals)

by Robert Bideleux

First published in 1985, this book provides a comprehensive reappraisal of the diverse Communist development strategies that shaped the twentieth century. Robert Bideleux emphasises the appalling human and economic...


Ethical Practice of Social Media in Public Relations

by Marcia W. DiStaso & Denise Sevick Bortree

Given the high rate of social media use by the public, organizations are compelled to engage with key audiences through these outlets. Social media engagement requires organizations to actively participate with...


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

by John Hope Bryant & Andrew Young

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American...


Women and the Family: Two Decades of Change

by Beth Hess & Marvin B Sussman

Despite the pervasive changes that have taken place in women's lives in the past twenty-five years--increased participation in the labor force, the attainment of higher levels of education, and higher salaries--comparable...


Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States

by Heidi I. Hartmann

Top feminist theorists and scholars examine the latest developments in gender politics and policy around the world

Gendering Politics and Policy: Recent Developments in Europe, Latin America, and the United States...


Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queries, and Visions

by Phd, John Dececco & Naomi S Tucker

This anthology presents a vivid collection of essays that explore the history, strategies, philosophy, and diversity of bisexual politics and theory in the United States.The 33 contributors develop a multifaceted...


Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

by David Cay Johnston

The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of...


Introducing Social Policy

by Cliff Alcock, Guy Daly & Edwin Griggs

The completely revised second edition of this highly respected textbook provides a comprehensive yet digestible and accessible introduction to the theoretical foundations, development and crucial areas of contemporary...


Dependency Culture

by HARTLEY DEAN & Peter Taylor-Gooby

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Failed States and the Origins of Violence: A Comparative Analysis of State Failure as a Root Cause of Terrorism and Political Violence

by Tiffiany Howard

Utilizing global barometer data, Tiffiany Howard examines the underpinnings of individual support for political violence and argues that an insidious pattern of deprivation within failed states drives ordinary...


Radical Democracy and Collective Movements Today: The Biopolitics of the Multitude versus the Hegemony of the People

by Alexandros Kioupkiolis & Giorgos Katsambekis

The 'Arab spring', the Spanish 'Indignados', the Greek 'Aganaktismenoi' and the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement all share a number of distinctive traits. Similar features have marked collective resistances from...


Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State

by Bent Greve

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...