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- Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 91.00
This book is in essence concerned with the quest for rationality in decision-making, and is founded on the premise that improvements in the machinery of decision-making can actually lead to better decisions. The numerous initiatives of the 1960s and 1970s established specifically to foster greater policy coordination (notably the Central Policy Review... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95
Notions of justice and community in the United States are increasingly challenged by trends like immigration, multiculturalism, and economic inequality. Gregory W. Streich offers a fresh re-examination of the normative ideas of justice and community by exposing the ways in which notions of justice and community overlap in American politics and public... more...
- Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010; US$ 32.95
This book provides a thorough guide to relationship-based practice in social work, communicating the theory using illustrative case studies and offering a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and post-graduate social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 130.00
The Risk of Social Policy? uses a comparative perspective to systematically analyse the effects of social policy reforms and welfare state retrenchment on voting choice for the government. It re-examines twenty elections in OECD countries to show if and how social policy issues drive elections. This book contributes to the existing literature... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development.... more...
- Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 42.95
In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00
The present study analyzes the livelihood security system of contemporary Japan in international comparison from a historical and gender perspective. It posits ?livelihood security systems? rather than ?welfare states? or ?welfare regimes? as its object of analysis to enter the role of non-governmental institutions and of governmental policies reaching... more...