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The Torment of Secrecy: The Background and Consequences of American Secruity Policies

by Edward Shils

One of the few minor classics to emerge from the cold war years of McCarthyism-an essay in sociological analysis and political philosophy that considers the cold war preoccupation with espionage, sabotage, and...


Development as Freedom

by Amartya Sen

By the winner of the 1988 Nobel Prize in Economics,  an essential and  paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century.

Freedom, Sen...


Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditions: A Strengths-Based Approach

by Nancy Boyd Webb

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A Strengths-Based Approach

"Helping Children and Adolescents with Chronic and Serious Medical Conditionsprovides a wellspring...


Working with Female Offenders: A Gender Sensitive Approach

by Katherine van Wormer

Praise for Working with Female Offenders

"Encyclopedic in scope and full of very relevant work drawn from the fields of biology, psychology, criminology, and corrections, this book is a must-read for those working...


Developing Practice Competencies: A Foundation for Generalist Practice

by D. Mark Ragg

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Developing Practice Competencies

A Foundation for Generalist Practice

"This is the textbook I have been waiting for. The author engages the reader from the very beginning. It includes comprehensive coverage...


Analyzing Social Policy: Multiple Perspectives for Critically Understanding and Evaluating Policy

by Mary Katherine O'Connor & F. Ellen Netting

From formulation to implementation, an approach to the analysis of social policy through the lens of research

Analyzing Social Policy prepares professionals and students to make better informed decisions related...


Managing Social Service Staff for Excellence: Five Keys to Exceptional Supervision

by Nancy Summers

An essential guide for those charged with supervision of nonclinical staffin programs, agencies, and units within social service organizations

"As someone who has worked in social service agencies, consulted...


Protecting Clients from Fraud, Incompetence and Scams

by Lance Wallach

Protect your clients – and yourself – from all kinds of financial chicanery and stupidity with this vital new book

It doesn't matter if a financial error was made because of malice or ignorance – the end...


Psychosocial Treatment of Schizophrenia

by Allen Rubin, David W. Springer & Kathi Trawver

Praise for the Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series

"A major stumbling block to the adoption of evidence-based practice in the real world of clinical practice has been the absence of clinician-friendly...


When Care Work Goes Global: Locating the Social Relations of Domestic Work

by Mary Romero, Valerie Preston & Wenona Giles

We know that migration systems link the women who migrate and the households and organizations that employ domestic and care workers, but how do these migration systems work, and more importantly, what are their...


Welfare State Capitalst Society

Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions

by Anthony Walsh

Criminologists can benefit from questioning the underlying assumptions upon which they rest their work. Philosophy has the ability to clarify our thoughts, inform us of why we think about things the way we do,...


What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism

by Edward J. Latessa, Shelley J. Listwan & Deborah Koetzle

This book offers criminologists and students an evidence-based discussion of the latest trends in corrections. Over the last several decades, research has clearly shown that rehabilitation efforts can be effective...


The Republic of Kazakhstan: Financial System Stability Assessment

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


The Politics of Population in Brazil: Elite Ambivalence and Public Demand

by Peter Mcdonough & Amaury DeSouza

The population of Brazil increased tenfold, from 10 to over 100 million, between 1880 and 1980, nearly half of this increase occurring since the end of World War II. The Politics of Population in Brazil examines...


Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, & Programs

by Gerald P. Mallon & Peg McCartt Hess

The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), which became law in 1997, elicited a major shift in federal policy and thinking toward child welfare, emphasizing children’s safety, permanency, and well-being over...


Charisma and Patronage: Reasoning with Max Weber

by Andrew D. McCulloch

A detailed and richly illustrated analysis of charisma and the political and cultural conditions in which charismatic figures arise, this work of historical sociology critically engages with Max Weber's ambiguous...


Roma in Europe: The Politics of Collective Identity Formation

by Ioana Bunescu

This path-breaking book explains the processes through which the heterogeneous population of Roma in Europe constitutes itself into a transnational collective identity through the practices and discourses of...


The Fight for Ethical Fashion: The Origins and Interactions of the Clean Clothes Campaign

by Philip Balsiger

Drawing on insights from qualitative fieldwork using a wide range of empirical sources, Philip Balsiger traces the emergence of the Clean Clothes Campaign back to the rise of 'consumer campaigns' and shows how...


Eventful Bodies: The Cosmopolitics of Illness

by Michael Schillmeier

Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted 'cosmos' of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected....