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Policy change, public attitudes and social citizenship: Does neoliberalism matter?

by Humpage, Louise

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...


The Valley

by Joan MacLeod

Eighteen-year-old Connor, an aspiring author whose fantastical stories foretell his growing struggle with depression, can’t wait to be free of his adverb-wielding, solve-it-all mother, Sharon. But six weeks...


Social workers affecting social policy: An International perspective

by Gal, John & Weiss-Gal, Idit

The first book to undertake a cross-national study of social worker engagement in social policy formulation processes, shedding light on policy practice in social work discourse, education and practice in eight...


Understanding social citizenship (second edition): Themes and perspectives for policy and practice

by Dwyer, Peter

This updated edition of Understanding social citizenship provides an understanding of citizenship in relation to UK, EU and global welfare institutions. The second edition contains new topical sections on...


Social policy 3e: Theory and practice

by Spicker, Paul

This fully revised, updated and extended edition of a bestselling social policy textbook is extensively reworked and adapted to meet the needs of its international readership. Laying out the architecture of...


The Conservative Party and social policy

by Bochel, Hugh

A timely consideration of the development and content of the Conservatives' approaches to social policy and how they inform the Coalition's policies.


Understanding global social policy 2e

by Yeates, Nicola

Written by a team of leading social policy analysts, this is the leading textbook in the field and provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of international actors and social policy formation in global...


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...


Moroccan Women, Activists, and Gender Politics: An Institutional Analysis

by Eve Sandberg & Kenza Aqertit

This book explores, through a feminist and institutionalist approach, how Moroccan women activists altered their national gender institution to improve the lives of all Moroccan women. The authors offer a template...


Universities in Decline: From the Great Society to Today

by Howard J. Wiarda

This book examines the declining role of universities in policy generation and analyzes the increasing political influence of Washington-based institutions. This provocative new book identifies such Washington...


First, Do No Harm: The President's Cousin Explains Why His Hippocratic Oath Requires Him to Oppose ObamaCare

by Milton Wolf, M.D.

New from Broadside Books' Voices of the Tea Party. The discussion what role—if any—the government should play in regulating and dictating the delivery of health care in the United States has become ground...


Innovations in Child and Family Policy: Multidisciplinary Research and Perspectives on Strengthening Children and Their Families

by Emily M. Douglas, Anne Dannerbeck Janku, Melissa Brown & Esther F. S. Carvalhaes et al.

Innovations in Child and Family Policy tackles many of the common challenges that children and their families throughout the nation face: child care, family medical leave, special needs, parent education, preventing/addressing...


Critical Reflections on Health Services Development in India: The Teleology of Disorder

by Kesavan Rajasekharan Nayar

This book offers a teleological explanation for the under-development of health services in India by knitting together various actors and sub-actors within it, while providing rich insights for future research...


Double Standard: Social Policy in Europe and the United States

by James W. Russell

Double Standard introduces students to social policy in the U.S. and Europe. The third edition has been revised and updated throughout to reflect current social policies in light of the recent recession, the...


American Politics, Then & Now: And Other Essays

by James Q. Wilson

James Q. Wilson is one of AmericaOs most distinguished public policy scholars. This quintessential volume brings together decades of his writing and thinking on all facets of American culture, society, and government....


The Failure of China's Democratic Reforms

by Zaijun Yuan

In its propaganda, the Chinese Communist Party does not deny the value of “democracy”, but it insists that democracy in China can be only “socialist democracy with Chinese characteristics”. The most...


The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism

by William H. F. Altman & Michael Zank

The German Stranger provides a guide to Leo Strauss that situates his thought in the context of National Socialism; by destroying any middle ground between 'Athens' and 'Jerusalem,' Strauss undermined modernity's...


Engaged Buddhism in the West

by Christopher S. Queen

Engaged Buddhism is founded on the belief that genuine spiritual practice requires an active involvement in society. Engaged Buddhism in the West illuminates the evolution of this new chapter in the Buddhist...


Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State

by Bent Greve

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400...


What Holds Europe Together?

by Michel Rocard, Jacques Rupnik, Timothy Snyder & Krzysztof Michalski et al.

The book addresses contemporary developments in European identity politics as part of a larger historical trajectory of a common European identity based on the idea of 'solidarity.' The authors explain the special...