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  • From Despair to Hopeby Henry G. Cisneros; Lora Engdahl; Kurt L. Schmoke

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    For decades, the federal government's failure to provide decent and affordable housing to very low-income families has given rise to severely distressed urban neighborhoods that defeat the best hopes of both residents and local officials. Now, however, there is cause for optimism. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, a federal... more...

  • Brave New World of Healthcare Revisitedby Richard D. Lamm; Andy Sharma

    Fulcrum Publishing 2013; US$ 13.99

    An informed and erudite look at the current state of the American healthcare system from former Governor Richard D. Lamm and political economist Andy Sharma, including: Will the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation bankrupt our healthcare services? What does the impending healthcare reform mean for the nation? Does the US still have the best... more...

  • Policies to Address Poverty in Americaby Melissa S. Kearney; Benjamin H. Harris

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 0.00

    One-in-seven adults and one-in-five children in the United States live in poverty. Individuals and families living in poverty not only lack basic, material necessities, but they are also disproportionally afflicted by many social and economic challenges. Some of these challenges include the increased possibility of an unstable home situation, inadequate... more...

  • Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europeby Martin Heidenreich; Deborah Rice

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    A central goal of European activation policies is to integrate social and employment policies into a coherent active inclusion approach that fosters social cohesion and enhances the employment chances of vulnerable groups. This requires a reorganisation of social and employment services especially at the local level. On the basis of empirical studies... more...

  • Combating Poverty in Europeby Rune Halvorsen; Bjørn Hvinden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Discovering methods to combat poverty and social exclusion has now become a major political challenge in Europe. This book offers an original and timely analysis of how actors at the European, national and subnational levels meet this challenge. Combining perspectives on multilevel and network coordination, the editors discuss to what extent actors... more...

  • Behavioral Science & Policyby Craig Fox; Sim B. Sitkin

    Brookings Institution Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    The success of nearly all public- and private- sector policies hinges on the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations. Today, such behaviors are better understood than ever, thanks to a growing body of practical behavioral science research. However, policymakers often are unaware of behavioral science findings that may help them craft and... more...

  • Disabling Americaby Greg Perry

    Thomas Nelson 2012; US$ 11.99

    One disabled man gives his personal and powerful account of the crippling effects of the Americans with Disabilities Act. more...

  • From Here to Prosperityby Thomas Burgess

    Shepheard-Walwyn 2016; US$ 15.99

    Are you angered by the high level of inequality but frustrated about what to do? From Here to Prosperity tells you how we can resolve this together. It is not another lengthy, learned work on the extent of the problem, it is about how to fix it, build a sustainable economy and bring greater social justice. This refreshing book is a must-read for anyone... more...

  • Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy, Second Editionby James J. Rice; Michael J. Prince

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2013; US$ 35.95

    Changing Politics of Canadian Social Policy is a one-of-a-kind resource in the fields of political science and social work. more...

  • Public Policy For Womenby Marjorie Griffith Cohen; Jane Pulkingham

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2009; US$ 37.95

    Containing essays from leading feminist academics, and social activists, Public Policy for Women addresses important public policy issues that fail to address women's needs. more...