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Reconstructing Social Justice

by Lauretta Conklin Frederking

The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will...


Shattered Lives: Children Who Live with Courage and Dignity

by Camila Batmanghelidjh

Shattered Lives bears witness to the lives of children who have experienced abuse and neglect, and highlights the effects of early traumatic episodes. Chapters take the form of letters to a child capturing their...


Welfare & Competition

by Tibor Scitovsky

Dealing with general economic theory, other than employment theory, the book discusses the theory of pure and monopolistic competition - with a special emphasis upon welfare aspects. Beginning with an analysis...


Understanding the Further Education Sector: A critical guide to policies and practices

by Susan Wallace

An accessible and critical sourcebook about the FE sector for all those working towards QTLS.


China's Urban Health Care Reform: From State Protection to Individual Responsibility

by Chack-kie Wong, Vai Io Lo & Kwong-leung Tang

One way to describe the importance of social policy is to say it's about 'what is and what might be.' This ethos is the driving force behind Chack-Kie Wong, Vai Io Lo, and Kwong-leung Tang's China's Urban Health...


Experimental Politics and the Making of Worlds. Anja Kanngieser

by Anja Kanngieser

This book explores an innovative form of creative and communicative politics: the 'performative encounter', as a strategy for facilitating new ways of being, relating and making worlds. Unlike existing scholarship...


The Betrayal of Liberalism: How the Disciples of Freedom and Equality Helped Foster the Illiberal Politics of Coercion and Control

by Hilton Kramer & Roger Kimball

In this incisive collection of essays which appeared originally in The New Criterion, ten distinguished critics and observers examine the origins and prospects of liberalism, from its roots in thinkers such...


Working the Pivot Points: To Make America Work Again

by Frank Islam & Ed Crego

The nation is in a pivotal period. We ignore the current conditions at our peril. Frank Islam and Ed Crego recognize this. That is why they have written this book as the sequel to their book, Renewing the American...


The Nature of Inquisitorial Processes in Administrative Regimes: Global Perspectives

by Laverne Jacobs & Sasha Baglay

'Inquisitorial processes' refers to the inquiry powers of administrative governance and this book examines the use of these powers in administrative law across seven jurisdictions. The book brings together recent...


Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World

by Constance DeVereaux & Martin Griffin

In the twenty-first century arts and cultural policies are global as well as local. This can lead to merging and clashing of identities in a way not always easily resolvable by culture and policy. This book...


Lesbians of Color: Social and Human Services

by Hilda Hidalgo

Broaden your understanding of lesbians of color, their perspectives, and their needs from a human services point of view. Lesbians of Color: Social and Human Services helps you understand the ways in which lesbians...


Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

There’s no real homecoming for many of our veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They may go through the motions of daily life in their hometowns, but the terrible sights and sounds of...


Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-Long Battle

by Stuart Altman

Essential reading for every American who must navigate the US health care system.

Why was the Obama health plan so controversial and difficult to understand? In this readable, entertaining, and substantive book,...


Childbirth in the Global Village: Implications for Midwifery Education and Practice

by Dawn Hillier

Childbirth in the Global Village highlights and examines the role that globalisation plays in changing childbirth practices and to try to understand more clearly the interrelationship between globalisation,...


What's Your Problem?: Making Sense of Social Problems and the Policy Process

by Stuart Connor

This books is an essential introduction and guide for a critical engagement with social problems. In short, What's your (social) problem and what are you going to do about it?


The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More Is Getting Us Less

by Lauren A. Taylor, Elizabeth H. Bradley & Harvey V. Fineberg

Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine

For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations....


Artisans and Politics in Early Nineteenth-Century London (Routledge Revivals): John Gast and His Times

by Iorwerth Prothero

First published in 1979, this book was the first, full-length study of working-class movements in London between 1800 and the beginnings of Chartism in the later 1830s. The leaders and rank and file in these...


Negotiating Claims: The Emergence of Indigenous Land Claim Negotiation Policies in Australia Canada New Zealand and the United States: The Emergence o

by Christa Scholtz

Why do governments choose to negotiate indigenous land claims rather than resolve claims through some other means? In this book Scholtz explores why a government would choose to implement a negotiation policy,...


The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes

by Sharon Telleen & Judith V. Sayad

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the welfare-to-work initiatives that were undertaken just prior to and following the major reform of United States welfare legislation in 1996. It will familiarize...


A Handbook for Interprofessional Practice in the Human Services: Learning to Work Together

by Brian Littlechild & Roger Smith

A Handbook for Inter-professional Practice in the Human Services: Learning to Work Together is an essential text for all students of inter-professional education, and for practitioners looking to understand...