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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...


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...


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...


The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States

by Stephen Haymes, Maria Vidal de Haymes & Reuben Miller

In the United States, the causes and even the meanings of poverty are disconnected from the causes and meanings of global poverty. The Routledge Handbook of Poverty in the United States provides an authoritative...


Cultures of Democracy in Serbia and Bulgaria: How Ideas Shape Publics

by James Dawson

Starting from the premise that citizens can only uphold the institutions of liberal democracy when they understand and identify with the principles enshrined in them, the author applies normative public sphere...


Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law

by Emma Larking

Most Western liberal democracies are parties to the United Nations Refugees Convention and all are committed to the recognition of basic human rights, but they also spend billions fortifying their borders, detaining...


Malta in the European Union

by Mark Harwood

Reflecting Malta's unique and often contentious road to EU membership, the book explores the historical context and outlines how Maltese processes and policies have changed since membership and whether a causative...


Crisis in the Nordic Nations and Beyond: At the Intersection of Environment, Finance and Multiculturalism

by Kristín|Jensen, Lars Loftsdóttir

With discourses of 'crisis' and 'disaster' featuring strongly in contemporary discourses on contemporary society, this book brings together critical perspectives from across the humanities and social sciences...


After Ethnic Conflict: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia

by Cvete Koneska

After Ethnic Conflict: Policy-making in Post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina and Macedonia investigates how sensitive policy issues can be resolved in the aftermath of war by investigating how political elites...