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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...


Prostitution Policy in the Nordic Region: Ambiguous Sympathies

by May-Len Skilbrei & Charlotta Holmström

Skilbrei and Holmström's analysis treats Nordic prostitution policies both as a product of history, of current national and Nordic debates, and of international obligations and changes in the international...


Architecture Post Mortem: The Diastolic Architecture of Decline, Dystopia, and Death

by Donald Kunze & David Bertolini

Architecture Post Mortem surveys architecture's encounter with death, decline, and ruination following late capitalism. As the world moves closer to an economic abyss that many perceive to be the death of capital,...


Torture, Intelligence and Sousveillance in the War on Terror: Agenda-Building Struggles

by Vian Bakir

This book examines the communication battles of the Bush and Blair political administrations (and those of their successors) over their use of torture to gain intelligence for the War on Terror. Exploring the...


Revisionist Scholarship and Modern Irish Politics

by Robert Perry

Almost nowhere are politics and history so intimately bound up as in Ireland. Over the course of several hundred years rival political and religious camps have shaped their identities according to particular...


Driven: How the Bathurst Tragedy Ignited a Crusade for Change

by Richard Foot

It was over in seconds. In the early hours of January 12, 2008, seven members of a high school basketball team and their coach's wife died instantly when their school van collided with a tractor trailer. Travelling...


The Party of Humanity

by Peter Gay

THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as “shallow and pretentious intellectualism,...


RELIGION AND DEMOCRATIZATIONS

by Jeffrey Haynes

This book examines key debates on religion and democratization from three main perspectives:

  • Religious traditions have core elements which are more or less conducive to democratization and democracy;
  • Religious...


Immigration Policy in Europe: The Politics of Control

by Virginie Guiraudon & Gallya Lahav

Previously published as a special issue of West European Politics, this edited volume evaluates the extent to which a policy gap between inputs and outcomes exists with regard to immigration control.

In exploring...


Wanted on Warrants: The Fugitive Safe Surrender Program

by Daniel J. Flannery

Since 2005, the Fugitive Safe Surrender (FSS) program has been implemented in more than twenty cities around the country. Tens of thousands of individuals with active warrants for their arrest have voluntarily...


A World in Chaos: Social Crisis and the Rise of Postmodern Cinema

by Carl Boggs & Thomas Pollard

Through an analysis of films such as American Beauty, Blade Runner, Natural Born Killers, and Thelma and Louise, Carl Boggs and Thomas Pollard explore the historical and theoretical shift from the long era of...