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Social Security Works!: Why Social Security Isn't Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

by Eric Kingson, Nancy Altman & David Cay Johnston

A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system—people who know that Social Security will not “go broke” and does not add a penny...


Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

by Johann Hari

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on...


Active Ageing: Perspectives from Europe on a vaunted topic

by María Luisa Gómez Jiménez & Jonathan Parker

Authors from across Europe consider the diverse theoretical and conceptual issues in understanding ageing in late modern society with an emphasis on active ageing. Integrated approaches are emphasised, without...


Government Paternalism: Nanny State or Helpful Friend?

by Julian Le Grand & Bill New

Should governments save people from themselves? Do governments have the right to influence citizens’ behavior related to smoking tobacco, eating too much, not saving enough, drinking alcohol, or taking marijuana—or...


Cheating Our Kids

by Joe Williams

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, Jonathan Gruber & Joseph Newhouse

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...


Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice

by Carol L. Langer & Cynthia Lietz

The social worker's guide to integrating theory and practice

Applying Theory to Generalist Social Work Practice teaches aspiring social workers how to apply theory in real world practice. Fully aligned with the...


Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics

by Marie Gottschalk

The huge prison buildup of the past four decades has few defenders today, yet reforms to reduce the number of people in U.S. jails and prisons have been remarkably modest. Meanwhile, a carceral state has sprouted...


Financing the EU Budget: Moving Forward or Backwards?

by Gabriele Cipriani

Gabriele Cipriani presents a historical overview of the EU revenue system, the context for revenue-raising arrangements and the concept of the EU's 'own resources'. He assesses the current system against issues...


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

by Melvin Delgado

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,...


Effective Client Management in Professional Services: How to Build Successful Client Relationships

by Jack Berkovi

Effective Client Management in Professional Services explains how firms become client-centric, providing a comprehensive, pragmatic guide to the Client relationship journey, from identifying potential Clients...


Good times, bad times: The welfare myth of them and us

by John Hills

This ground-breaking book uses extensive research and survey evidence to challenge the myth that the population divides into those who benefit from the welfare state and those who pay into it. It shows that...


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

by Louise Humpage

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...


Who Knows Tomorrow: A Memoir of Finding Family among the Lost Children of Africa

by Lisa Lovatt-Smith

Lisa Lovatt-Smith shares her extraordinary journey from being a Vogue international editor to living in a mud hut in Ghana.


Maternity Services and Policy in an International Context: Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes: Risk, Citizenship and Welfare Regimes

by Patricia Kennedy & Naonori Kodate

This book is the first comprehensive international overview of maternity services. Drawing on concepts of risk and social citizenship, it explores the relationship between welfare regimes and health policy by...


Wars From Within:Understanding and Managing Insurgent Movements: Understanding and Managing Insurgent Movements

by Albrecht Schnabel & Rohan Gunaratna

Wars from Within brings together an international and multidisciplinary group of academics and practitioner-researchers specializing in the study of insurgent movements in order to provide a deeper understanding...


Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better

by Maya Schenwar

Through the stories of prisoners and their families, including her own family’s experiences, Maya Schenwar shows how the institution that locks up 2.3 million Americans and decimates poor communities of color...


State, Society and Information Technology in Asia: Alterity Between Online and Offline Politics

by Alan Chong & Faizal Bin Yahya

Calling attention to the unique social and political uses being made of IT in Asia, in the service of offline and online causes predominantly filtered by pre-existing social milieus, the contributors examine...


Hegel's Phenomenology and Foucault's Genealogy

by Evangelia Sembou

Previously considered two different strands within continental thought, this book compares and contrasts Hegel's 'phenomenology' and Foucault's 'genealogy', contending that in spite of their differences, these...


A Discourse Analysis of Corruption: Instituting Neoliberalism Against Corruption in Albania, 1998-2005

by Blendi Kajsiu

Why did Albania enjoy some of the most successful anti-corruption programs and institutions along with what appeared to be growing levels of corruption during the period 1998-2005? Looking at corruption through...