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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...


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,...


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.


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...


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

by Steven G Anderson

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...


The Politics of Population in Brazil: Elite Ambivalence and Public Demand

by Peter Mcdonough & Amaury DeSouza

The population of Brazil increased tenfold, from 10 to over 100 million, between 1880 and 1980, nearly half of this increase occurring since the end of World War II. The Politics of Population in Brazil examines...


Migration and Integration in Singapore: Policies and Practice

by Yap Mui Teng, Gillian Koh & Debbie Soon

Between 2000 and 2010, Singapore witnessed a huge influx of foreign migrants. The proportion of permanent residents in the total population increased from 7% to 11%, while the share of non-resident foreigners...


Converging Regions: Global Perspectives on Asia and the Middle East

by Nele Lenze & Charlotte Schriwer

The current volume examines the renewed global dynamic, and how it is changing the relationships between the interdependent global communities across Asia and the Middle East. Focussing on the broader aspects...


The Last Post-Cold War Socialist Federation: Ethnicity, Ideology and Democracy in Ethiopia

by Semahagn Gashu Abebe

This book assesses the Ethiopian ethnic federal system from the perspective of the principles of socialist federations and other Marxist oriented policies pursued by the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary...


Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories

by Sandro Segre

In this volume Sandro Segre provides a comprehensive overview of the major theoretical perspectives in contemporary sociology. The perspectives are divided into four sections: Interpretative Sociology; Structuralist...


Muslim Citizens in the West: Spaces and Agents of Inclusion and Exclusion

by Samina Yasmeen & Nina Markovic

Drawing upon original case studies spanning North America, Europe and Australia, Muslim Citizens in the West explores how Muslims have been both the excluded and the excluders within the wider societies in which...


Integrity in Government through Records Management: Essays in Honour of Anne Thurston

by James Lowry & Justus Wamukoya

As a celebration of Anne Thurston's contribution to the field of archives and records management, and public administration in the developing world, this excellent volume brings together scholars and practicing...


The Internet and Democracy Building in Lusophone African Countries

by Susana Salgado

This timely book fills an important gap in the literature on the influence of the Internet and new media in Portuguese speaking African countries. Based on extensive field work throughout the region, the author...


From Silence to Protest: International Perspectives on Weakly Resourced Groups

by Didier Chabanet & Frédéric Royall

The editors of this book examine social movement scholars' use of contemporary concepts and paradigms in the study of protest as they analyse the extent to which these tools are valid (or not) in very different...


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

by Rupa Viswanath

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...