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Research Methods in Spatial and Regional Planning

by Elisabete A. Silva, Patsy Healey & Neil Harris

The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies,...


Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body

by Lennard J. Davis

In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting...


New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor

by Steven G Anderson

Market-based development strategies designed to help the world’s poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs...


Routledge Handbook of Health Security

by Simon Rushton & Jeremy Youde

This new Handbook presents an overview of cutting-edge research in the growing field of global health security.

Over the past decade, the study of global health and its interconnection with security has become...


Haiti: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

by International Monetary Fund. West 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 Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governance: Internal and External Implications

by Maria Jo¿o Rodrigues & Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou

Research on European governance is central to understanding both the process of European integration and its external influence as a laboratory for multilateralism. This volume focuses on the impact of the recent...


Social Change and Social Work: The Changing Societal Conditions of Social Work in Time and Place

by Timo Harrikari, Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala & Elina Virokannas

Social Change and Social Work discusses and examines how social work is challenged by social, political and economic tendencies going on in current societies. The authors ask how social work as a discipline...


Devolution and Localism in England

by David M. Smith & Enid Wistrich

Combining historical and policy study with empirical research from a qualitative study of regional elites this book offers an original and timely insight into the progress of devolution of governance in England....


The Military Covenant: Its Impact on Civil-Military Relations in Britain

by Sarah Ingham

The Military Covenant states that in exchange for their military service and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, soldiers should receive the nation's support. Exploring the concept's invention...


Health Policy Reform in China: A Comparative Perspective

by Jiwei Qian & Åke Blomqvist

Most of the existing literature on health system reform in China deals with only one part of the reform process (for example, financing reform in rural areas, or the new system of purchasing pharmaceuticals),...


The Symbolic Representation of Gender: A Discursive Approach

by Emanuela Lombardo & Petra Meier

Innovatively adopting a discursive approach, this book - the first full-length treatment of symbolic representation - focuses on gender issues to tackle important questions such as: What are women and men symbols...


Against Old Europe: Critical Theory and Alter-Globalization Movements

by Raphael Schlembach

Exploring the work of key theorists critical of globalization, including Habermas, Negri, Holloway, Postone and de Benoist, this book examines critical theory approaches to alter-globalization, illustrated with...


The Pariah Problem: Caste, Religion, and the Social in Modern India

by Rupa Viswanath

Once known as “Pariahs,” Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India’s lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of...


One Nation Britain: History, the Progressive Tradition, and Practical Ideas for Today's Politicians

by Richard Carr

Outlining the historical context, and offering suggestions for contemporary thinkers, this comprehensive overview shows how all three major UK political parties have made a significant contribution to the One...


The Search for Lasting Peace: Critical Perspectives on Gender-Responsive Human Security

by Rosalind Boyd

Presenting the human security agenda as a policy response to the changing nature of violent conflicts and war, this collection traces its evolution in relation to conflicts in different contexts (Burma, India,...


Their Second Republic: Islamism in the Sudan from Disintegration to Oblivion

by Abdullahi A. Gallab

Building on his successful book, The First Islamist Republic Abdullahi A. Gallab's Their Second Republic: Islamism in the Sudan from Disintegration to Oblivion deals with Islamism, its representations, history,...


Social Security for the Elderly: Experiences from South Asia: Experiences from South Asia

by S. Irudaya Rajan

This book overviews the issue of population ageing in five countries in South Asia and projects the emerging scenarios. With a new field survey, it also documents existing policies and programs on pensions and...


Women, Families, and Feminist Politics: A Global Exploration

by J Dianne Garner & Suzanne Cherrin

Women and their roles within families must be understood within the context of ethnic traditions, religion, and culture. Women, Families, and Feminist Politics: A Global Exploration combines all of these aspects...


The Politics of the Personal in Feminist Family Therapy: International Examinations of Family Policy

by Anne M. Prouty Lyness

Address the issues vital for women and their families

To be most effective, family therapists need to understand precisely what policies are in place and how they influence families and their relationships. The...


Mixed Economies Welfare

by Norman Johnson

This book explains the changes that have occurred in welfare states since the early 1970s and considers some of the policy dilemmas that have arisen. Each of the chapters begins with an introduction to set the...