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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...


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...


One Nation Britain: History, the Progressive Tradition, and Practical Ideas for Today's Politicians

by Richard Carr

Outlining the historical context, and offering suggestions for contemporary thinkers, this comprehensive overview shows how all three major UK political parties have made a significant contribution to the One...


The Search for Lasting Peace: Critical Perspectives on Gender-Responsive Human Security

by Rosalind Boyd

Presenting the human security agenda as a policy response to the changing nature of violent conflicts and war, this collection traces its evolution in relation to conflicts in different contexts (Burma, India,...


Their Second Republic: Islamism in the Sudan from Disintegration to Oblivion

by Abdullahi A. Gallab

Building on his successful book, The First Islamist Republic Abdullahi A. Gallab's Their Second Republic: Islamism in the Sudan from Disintegration to Oblivion deals with Islamism, its representations, history,...


Theorising the Practice of Community Development: A South African Perspective

by Peter Westoby

By examining community development stories as experienced on the ground, Westoby is able to show how the poor are organising themselves using various forms of community development as well as demonstrating how...


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...