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Getting Tough

by Julilly Kohler-Hausmann

In 1970s America, politicians began "getting tough" on drugs, crime, and welfare. These campaigns helped expand the nation's penal system, discredit welfare programs, and cast blame for the era's social upheaval...


An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back

by Elisabeth Rosenthal

A New York Times bestseller

"The definitive guide to the past and future of health care in America.”

—Siddhartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene 

At...


Go Home!

by Hannah Jones, Yasmin Gunaratnam, Gargi Bhattacharyya & William Davies et al.

In July 2013, the UK government arranged for a van to drive through parts of London carrying the message 'In the UK illegally? GO HOME or face arrest.' This book tells the story of what happened next. The vans...


The Financial Diaries

by Jonathan Morduch & Rachel Schneider

Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity,...


Arguments for Welfare

by Paul Spicker

This book makes the case for the welfare state. Nearly every government in the developed world offers some form of social protection, and measures to improve the social and economic well-being of its citizens....


Obamacare: Complete Law, Latest Statistics & Republican's Counterproposal

by White House & United States Congress

This e-book contains the complete text of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The edition also includes the latest...


The Masses are the Ruling Classes

by William Epstein

The Masses are the Ruling Classes proposes the radical, yet seemingly innocuous view that social policy in the United States is determined by mass consent. Contemporary explanations of decision making in the...


Faith In Action

by Jim Winship

THIS GUIDE CONNECTS THE SALVATION

ARMY’S HISTORY, THEOLOGY, AND VALUES

WITH A DISTINCT SET OF SOCIAL WORK

PRACTICES THAT AFFIRM ITS MISSION.

If you’re seeking to increase your

understanding of The Salvation Army’s...


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.


Dismantling Solidarity

by Michael A. McCarthy

Why has old-age security become less solidaristic and increasingly tied to risky capitalist markets? Drawing on rich archival data that covers more than fifty years of American history, Michael A. McCarthy argues...


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...