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Citizens By Degree

by Deondra Rose

Since the mid-twentieth century, the United States has seen a striking shift in the gender dynamics of higher educational attainment as women have come to earn college degrees at higher rates than men. Women...


Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War, from El Salvador to Oklahoma

by Michelle Oberman

With stories from the front lines, a legal scholar journeys through distinct legal climates to understand precisely why and how the war over abortion is being fought.

Drawing on her years of research in El Salvador—one...


Towards a New Pensions Settlement

by Gregg McClymont & Andy Tarrant

In a world of ageing populations, and in the midst of a global shift from defined benefit (DB) to defined contribution (DC) pensions, the onus is increasingly on individuals rather than employers to bear the...


Guns and Suicide

by Michael D. Anestis

The majority of gun deaths in the United States are suicide deaths, and the majority of suicide deaths are gun deaths. Most people are unaware that suicide, at nearly 43,000 deaths per year, is more common than...


Double Standard

by James W. Russell

In Double Standard, James W. Russell shows how and why different models of social and welfare policy developed in the United States and Europe. The fourth edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect...


Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America

by Emily Dufton

How earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and other ordinary Americans went to war over marijuana

In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued...


The Porn Factor

by Diane Elaine Roblin-Lee & Melodie Bissell

How was it possible for Diane Roblin-Lee to have been married for 38 years without knowing that her husband, 13 years into the marriage, had begun to molest children?

The answer lies in the fact that child-molesters...


Reframing global social policy: Social investment for sustainable and inclusive growth

A New City O/S

by Stephen Goldsmith & Neil Kleiman

Proposing an entirely new governance model to unleash innovation throughout local government

At a time when trust is dropping precipitously and American government at the national level has fallen into a state...


Environmental Problem-Solving – A Video-Enhanced Self-Instructional e-Book from MIT

by Lawrence Susskind, Bruno Verdini, Jessica Gordon & Yasmin Zaerpoor

The book is divided into four sections: The first section focuses on how certain environmental problems can only be solved through active government effort to implement policies that effectively take science...


From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing

by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos & Kirsten Day

Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting...


Beyond Incarceration

by Paula Mallea & Catherine Latimer

  • A skilled defense lawyer argues that Canada is long overdue for a new approach to crime, leaving behind the current system of incarceration
  • Argues that respect, compassion, programs tailored to offenders’...


Democracy and the Welfare State

by Alice Kessler-Harris & Maurizio Vaudagna

After World War II, states on both sides of the Atlantic enacted comprehensive social benefits to protect working people and constrain capitalism. A widely shared consensus specifically linked social welfare...


Broken benefits: What's gone wrong with welfare reform

by Sam Royston

In Broken Benefits, Sam Royston argues that social security isn't working, and without a change in direction, it will be even less fair in the future. He provides an introductory guide to social security, correcting...


Health Care Politics, Policy, and Services, Third Edition: A Social Justice Analysis

by Gunnar, MSW, PhD Almgren

This AJN award-winning textbook helps readers understand and critically assess the US health care system and policies.

This AJN award-winning textbook helps readers understand and critically assess the US health...


Reassembling Motherhood

by Yasmine Ergas, Jane Jenson & Sonya Michel

The word "mother" has traditionally meant a woman who bears and nurtures a child. In recent decades, changes in social norms and public policy as well as advances in reproductive technologies and the development...


Raising Government Children

by Catherine E. Rymph

In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the loving care...


Pandora's Dilemma

by David Stoesz

What are the challenges facing social welfare in America? Theories of stakeholders, the policy process, electoral politics, the precariat, child welfare, online education, the devolution of the welfare state,...


Reconsidering Obama

by Robert E. Terrill

Perhaps no other presidential candidate or sitting president has attracted as much attention from rhetorical critics as Barack Obama. Much of this work was conceived and written during Obama’s initial presidential...


The High Cost of Good Intentions

by John F. Cogan

Federal entitlement programs are strewn throughout the pages of U.S. history, springing from the noble purpose of assisting people who are destitute through no fault of their own. Yet as federal entitlement...