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Critical Supervision for the Human Services: A Social Model to Promote Learning and Value-Based Practice

by Lou Johnston, Carolyn Noble & Mel Gray

Practitioners in the helping professions today operate in challenging settings where budgets have been cut dramatically, and progression and success are too often defined primarily by key performance indicators...


Understanding Family Support: Policy, Practice and Theory

by John Pinkerton, Pat Dolan & John Canavan

Understanding Family Support provides a definition of family support and a clear perspective on the role that it has in promoting the welfare of children and their families. Family support is a concept that...


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century

by Gordon Brown (ed.)


The Global Citizenship Commission was convened, under the leadership of former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and the auspices of NYU’s Global Institute for Advanced Study, to re-examine the spirit and...


Moving Romans

Infrastructure delivery planning: An effective practice approach

by Janice Morphet

Janice Morphet sets out and analyses the key components of infrastructure delivery in Britain, both at national and neighbourhood level, situating this within international, European and domestic economic, territorial...


Why we need welfare: Collective action for the common good

by Pete Alcock

Explains the challenges that collective welfare faces, and explores the complexities involved in delivering it, including debates about who benefits from welfare and how and where it is delivered.


Social policy in a cold climate: Policies and their consequences since the crisis

by Ruth Lupton, Tania Burchardt & John Hills

A data-rich, evidence-based analysis of the impact Labour and Coalition government policies following the financial crisis, with particular focus on poverty and inequality, by leading policy experts from the...


A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America

by David K. Shipler

A Country of Strangers is a magnificent exploration of the psychological landscape where blacks and whites meet. To tell the story in human rather than abstract terms, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer David...


The Blooding

by Joseph Wambaugh

Fifteen-year-old Lynda Mann's savagely raped and strangled body is found along a shady footpath near the English village of Narborough.  Though a massive 150-man dragnet is launched, the case remains unsolved.  Three...


Two Models of Government: A New Classification of Governments in Terms of Power

by Michael Arnheim

This book offers a fresh and original analysis of the power structure of a number of societies, past and present. There are and ever have been only two essential models of government: minority rule of all types...


The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine

by Miko Peled & Alice Walker

A powerful account, by Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, of his transformation from a young man who'd grown up in the heart of Israel's elite and served proudly in its military into a fearless advocate of nonviolent...


The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration: Basic Techniques, Maintenance, and Repair

by Thomas Larsson

An excellent manual for embarking on a wooden boat restoration project.

The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration is the perfect introduction or reference guide for both novice and experienced wooden boat enthusiasts....


Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization

by Parag Khanna

From the visionary bestselling author of The Second World and How to Run the World comes a bracing and authoritative guide to a future shaped less by national borders than by global supply chains, a world in...


Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud

by Joseph Skibell

A thief-turned-saint, killed by an insult. A rabbi burning down his world in order to save it. A man who lost his sanity while trying to fathom the origin of the universe. A beautiful woman battling her brother's...


Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work

by Dave Isay

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay

In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable...


After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

by Hillel Halkin

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times...


The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child

by Paula S. Fass

The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning...


How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Politics, Equality, Nature

by George Monbiot

Leading political and environmental commentator on where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it

“Without countervailing voices, naming and challenging power, political freedom withers and dies. Without...


Jane Jacobs: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations

by Jane Jacobs

“Jane Jacobs is the kind of writer who produces in her readers such changed ways of looking at the world that she becomes an oracle, or final authority.” —The New York Sun

Hailed by the New York Times Book...


Lies, Incorporated: The World of Post-Truth Politics