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How Groups Matter: Challenges of Toleration in Pluralistic Societies

by Gideon Calder, Magali Bessone & Federico Zuolo

When groups feature in political philosophy, it is usually in one of three contexts: the redressing of past or current injustices suffered by ethnic or cultural minorities; the nature and scope of group rights;...


From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controls

by Steve Cohen, Beth Humphries & Ed Mynott

This edited collection addresses theoretical, political and practical aspects of the connection between external immigration controls and internal welfare controls. It considers the implications for the both...


Equitable and Sustainable Pensions: Challenges and Experience

by Benedict J. Clements & Frank Eich

Pension reform is high on the agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies, for many reasons. First, public pensions often constitute a large share of government expenditure. Second, population aging...


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...


Social Policy

by Hugh Bochel & Guy Daly

This thoroughly updated new edition provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary social policy, and addresses its historical, theoretical and contextual foundations. Divided into four sections, it opens...


Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia: ASEAN and the Problem of Regional Order

by Amitav Acharya

In this third edition of Constructing a Security Community in Southeast Asia, Amitav Acharya offers a comprehensive and critical account of the evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...


Environmental Sociology

by John Hannigan

The third edition of John Hannigan's classic undergraduate text has been fully updated and revised to highlight contemporary trends and controversies within global environmental sociology. Environmental Sociology...


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...


Saying Yes

by Jacob Sullum

The nationally syndicated columnist and Reason magazine editor presents a damning portrait of how politicized government agencies, antidrug activists, and a naïve national media have exaggerated the public's...


Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

by David Cay Johnston

The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of...


Major Law and Policy Issues in the South China Sea: European and American Perspectives

by Yann-huei Song & Keyuan Zou

Major law and policy issues in the South China Sea are discussed mainly from the perspectives of leading American and European scholars in the study of the complex South China Sea disputes. The issues include...


Training and supporting the care force: that's nearly all of us!

by Maggie Kindred

'I expect that's common sense, isn't it?' This innocent comment on my job as a social care teacher always makes me smile. 'Training and supporting the care force' is not common sense - it's not rocket science...


Service Sociology and Academic Engagement in Social Problems

by A. Javier Treviño & Karen M. McCormack

This book challenges sociologists and sociology students to think beyond the construction of social problems to tackle a central question: What do sociologists do with the analytic tools and academic skills...


Global Social Transformation and Social Action: The Role of Social Workers: Social Work-Social Development Volume III

by Sven Hessle

Global social transformation calls for global social action. 2010 saw the launch of The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, which detailed how social workers can strive to bring about increased...


Environmental Change and Sustainable Social Development: Social Work-Social Development Volume II

by Sven Hessle

How does climate change affect social work and social development?

What actions are needed to integrate the three pillars of economic development, environmental development and social protection?

With global warming...


Human Rights and Social Equality: Challenges for Social Work: Social Work-Social Development Volume I

by Sven Hessle

The mission of the social work profession and the development of social policy are rooted in a set of core values and are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective.

Human rights offer a...


Strategies of Symbolic Nation-building in South Eastern Europe

by Pål| Kolstø

After the conflagration of Tito’s Yugoslavia a medley of new and not-so-new states rose from the ashes. Some of the Yugoslav successor states have joined, or are about to enter, the European Union, while others...


Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human

by William Tucker

William Tucker documents the historical and anthropological story behind how monogamous, lifelong partnerships are the driving force behind the creation and rise of civilization.


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...


Community Gardening as Social Action

by Claire Nettle

There has been a resurgence of community gardening over the past decade with a wide range of actors seeking to get involved, from health agencies aiming to increase fruit and vegetable consumption to radical...