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- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 12.99
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 40.90
An introduction to the process of social policy making in Australia. The authors emphasise the intensely human and political nature of the development of social services and programs, illustrating their arguments with detailed case studies. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available
Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars, outsourcing inmates to for-profit prisons, auctioning admission to elite universities, or selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? Isn't there something... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
The Liminal Worker examines the experience of work, employment, employment insecurity and precariousness in a context of high unemployment and welfare state crisis in modern Greece. A theoretically-informed, anthropological exploration of the notion of work in contemporary western society and its relation to processes of political decision making,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00
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 change the way people think about social justice and change the way people implement social justice. This book carves out an intellectual and... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95
By examining the role of evidence in social policymaking and the extent of its influence, Evidence and Evaluation in Social Policy delves deeply into one of the central questions of the field for the last 20 years. Chronicles the trend towards evidence-based policy over the last decade Assesses the ways in which scarce resources can best be used... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2010; US$ 85.00
The book focuses on the International Development Research Centre as a unique institution that has funded research in the developing Southresearch proposed and undertaken by Southern researchersand how, as a result, it has had tremendous impact despite a relatively small budget. The IDRC is much better known in the developing South... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2005; US$ 65.90
Seeking to look beyond the day-to-day headlines and judgemental comments on developments in Myanmar, this volume gets under the surface to look at the underlying issues which the country faces regardless of its political future. After looking back to essay the historical forces and human agencies which have shaped contemporary Myanmar, the volume addresses... more...
- Verso Books 2012; US$ 24.95
Since the launch of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars?now the longest wars in American history?the US military has struggled to recruit troops. It has responded, as Matt Kennard?s explosive investigative report makes clear, by opening its doors to neo-Nazis, white supremacists, gang members, criminals of all stripes, the overweight, and the mentally ill.... more...