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A Safety Net That Works: Improving Federal Programs for Low-Income Americans

by Robert Doar

This is an edited volume reviewing the major means-tested social programs in the United States. Each author addresses a major program or area, reviewing each area’s successes and recommending how to address...


Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE

by James Tan

Rome's wars delivered great wealth to the conquerors, but how did this affect politics and society on the home front? In Power and Public Finance at Rome, James Tan offers the first examination of the Roman...


Alternatives to neoliberalism: Towards equality and democracy

by Bryn Jones & Mike O'Donnell

With contributions from innovative social and policy analysts including Colin Crouch, Anna Coote, Grahame Thompson and Ted Benton, this collection provides a revised framework for social democracy.


Health Care as a Right of Citizenship: The Continuing Evolution of Reform

by Gunnar Almgren

While the Obama Administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has expanded health care coverage for millions of Americans, it has fallen short in offering universal health care to all....


Listen, We Need to Talk

by Brian F. Harrison & Melissa R. Michelson

American public opinion tends to be sticky. Although the news cycle might temporarily affect the public zeitgeist about abortion, the death penalty, or gun control, public support or opposition on these issues...


Immigration, Emigration, and Migration: NOMOS LVII

by Jack Knight

Questions of immigration and border enforcement practices are particularly salient in contemporary public discourse, and examinations of policy and practice bring forth new philosophical quandaries. Why the...


Advising in austerity: Reflections on challenging times for advice agencies

by Samuel Kirwan

Advising in austerity provides a lively and thought-provoking account of the conditions, consequences and challenges of advice work in the UK. It examines how advisors negotiate the private troubles of those...


Delivering social welfare: Governance and service provision in the UK

by Derek Birrell & Ann Marie Gray

Drawing on examples across a range of policy areas, this important new book examines the radically changing system of governance and delivery of social welfare in the UK and assesses how changes in social policy...


Public Opinion

by Walter Lippmann

Public Opinion exposes how media can shape public perception and how that perception changes society. Walter Lippmann is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and visionary.


Micro-enterprise and personalisation: What size is good care?

by Catherine Needham & Kerry Allen

What size is 'just right' for a care provider? This book explores size as an independent variable in care services, comparing outcomes and value for money across micro, small, medium and large organisations....


The Luso-Anarchist Reader: The Origins of Anarchism in Portugal and Brazil

by Curry Stephenson Malott, Plínio de Góes Jr & Marc Pruyn

A volume in Critical Constructions: Studies On Education and Society

No book has ever presented a selection of writings of anarchists from the Portuguese‐speaking world to an English‐speaking

audience. In...


Micro-enterprise and personalisation: What size is good care?

by Catherine Needham & Kerry Allen

What size is 'just right' for a care provider? This book explores size as an independent variable in care services, comparing outcomes and value for money across micro, small, medium and large organisations....


The Politics of Immigration

Behind from the Start

by Lenette Azzi-Lessing

Today there are nearly six million children under the age of five living in poverty in the world's richest country. Blanket statements are often tossed around in the political arena, public debate sphere, and...


The Welfare of Nations

by James Bartholomew

What damage is being done by failing welfare states? What lessons can be learned from the best welfare states? And-is it too late to stop welfare states from permanently diminishing the lives and liberties of...


Off the Street: Legalizing Drugs

by W.A. Bogart & Sukanya Pillay

Across the world, the impacts on society of drug criminalization have been the same: the costs of controlling substance abuse through criminal law is just too high. Whatever the issues raised by legalization,...


Marriage and Values in Public Policy: Conflicts in the UK, the US and Australia

by Elizabeth van Acker

Marriage is a site of political conflict. It is a controversial issue in the UK, Australia and the US where there is a clash of values between neoliberal governments and diverse groups either strongly opposing...


Never Enough

by Neil Gilbert

It is said that greed fuels capitalism and socialism feeds on envy. But what happens in a stable society when a successful economy generates material progress for one population sector, while simultaneously...


Infertility

by Robin E. Jensen

This book explores the arguments, appeals, and narratives that have defined the meaning of infertility in the modern history of the United States and Europe.

Throughout the last century, the inability of women...


The Real Costs of American Health Care

by David Goldhill

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection

 

Despite all attempts to make it otherwise, the American health care system remains arcane, bloated, inefficient, and damaging to our health. We pay high premiums, endure...