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  • International Handbook of Urban Policyby H. S. Geyer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 60.00

    This important Handbook reveals that most urban growth takes place in the less developed world and much of it represents over-urbanization - i.e. urbanization in which most migrants cannot effectively compete for employment, cannot find adequate shelter and do not have the means to feed themselves properly. Yet, compared to rural poverty, urban poverty... more...

  • Livable Communities for Aging Populationsby M. Scott Ball

    Wiley 2012; US$ 90.00 US$ 78.00

    An innovative look at design solutions for building lifelong neighborhoods Livable Communities for Aging Populations provides architects and designers with critical guidance on urban planning and building design that allows people to age in their own homes and communities. The focus is on lifelong neighborhoods, where healthcare and accessibility... more...

  • Family Policy in Transformationby Dorian R. Woods

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    In the US and UK there has been a transformation in child care, family leave, social assistance and tax credits over the last twenty years. This book explores the factors behind these changes. With detailed case studies, it shows that ideas and the power to wield them are crucial factors in the transformation of family policy. more...

  • Social Mix and the Cityby Kathy Arthurson

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 55.00

    Critically appraises how 'social mix' has been constructed historically in urban planning and housing policy. more...

  • The New Limits of Education Policyby Roger Benjamin

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Using a political economy framework to analyze the current problems facing US post-secondary education, The New Limits of Education Policy tackles the questions surrounding the future of higher education. This study provides an explanation as to why improvement of teaching and learning is not a high priority for the stakeholders involved. Roger Benjamin... more...

  • The Politics of Policy Changeby Daniel Béland; Alex Waddan

    Georgetown University Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    For generations, debating the expansion or contraction of the American welfare state has produced some of the nation's most heated legislative battles. Attempting social policy reform is both risky and complicated, especially when it involves dealing with powerful vested interests, sharp ideological disagreements, and a nervous public. The Politics... more...

  • Land Use Policies for Sustainable Developmentby Desmond McNeill; Ingrid Nesheim; Floor Brouwer

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    The urgent need to enhance sustainable development in developing countries has never been greater: poverty levels are growing, land conversions are uncontrolled, and there is rapid loss of biodiversity through land use change. This important and timely book highlights the need for integrated assessment tools for developing countries, considering the... more...

  • European Capitalist Welfare Societiesby Patricia Frericks; Robert Maier

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book analyzes European capitalist welfare societies, exploring questions of sustainability and the financing of social rights. more...

  • Nationalism and Social Policyby Daniel Béland; André Lecours

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    This book explores the little studied relationship between nationalism and social policy. Focussing on Canada, the United Kingdom, and Belgium, it sheds new light on the relationships between identity formation, territorial politics, and social policy. more...

  • Welfare State, Universalism and Diversityby Anneli Anttonen; Liisa Haikio; Stefansson Kolbeinn

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    Welfare State, Universalism and Diversity is a thought-provoking book dealing with key ideas, values and principles of social policies and asking what exactly is meant by universal benefits and policies? Is the time of post-war universalism over? Are universalism and diversity contradictory policy and theory framings? Well-known scholars from different... more...