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  • China's Urban Health Care Reformby Chack-kie Wong; Vai Io Lo; Kwong-leung Tang

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 32.99

    One way to describe the importance of social policy is to say it's about 'what is and what might be.' This ethos is the driving force behind Chack-Kie Wong, Vai Io Lo, and Kwong-leung Tang's China's Urban Health Care Reform. Based on a study of a mid-level city in China, these three scholars provide analysis and offer theory-based recommendations on... more...

  • European Political Economyby Leila Simona Talani

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The first part of this book provides an overview of political science approaches to European political economy, both mainstream and critical ones. As such, it contributes directly to the current debate among scholars of political science and international political economy concerning the nature of the process of European integration. The second part... more...

  • Social Developmentby James Midgley

    SAGE Publications 2013; US$ 37.00

    Featuring definitions, theoretical debates, coverage of social development practice, and discussion of future challenges, this key new text introduces students to all aspects of Social Development studies more...

  • Environmental Change and Sustainable Social Developmentby Sven Hessle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    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? This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to analyse the person-in-environment concept and to... more...

  • Global Social Transformation and Social Actionby Sven Hessle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to discuss issues which the social work and social welfare sectors face every day and to ensure a closer link between evidence-based practice, policy objectives and social development goals. Furthermore, this book reveals how these may affect the... more...

  • Netzwerke in der kommunalen Familienpolitikby David Juncke

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 32.21

    In der kommunalen Familienpolitik hat sich in den vergangenen Jahren ein kooperativer Politikstil etabliert, in dessen Rahmen ?Lokalen Bündnissen für Familie? eine wesentliche Bedeutung zukommt. Neben einer grundlegenden Analyse kommunaler Familienpolitik, ihrer Inhalte, Strukturen und Akteure, stehen diese Netzwerke im Mittelpunkt des Buches. Auf... more...

  • Losing Our Wayby Bob Herbert

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    In a searing indictment of America's decline, former  New York Times  columnist Bob Herbert profiles struggling Americans?casualties of decades of government policies that have produced underemployment, inequality, and pointless wars?and offers a ringing call to arms to restore justice and the American dream. The United States needs to be reimagined.... more...

  • The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Smallby Marian Wright Edelman

    Hyperion 2008; US$ 27.23

    In America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded--larger than any other industrialized nation. It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice. As founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund,... more...

  • The Sea Is So Wide and My Boat Is So Smallby Marian Wright Edelman

    Hyperion 2008; Not Available

    In America today, the gap between the rich and the poor is the greatest ever recorded--larger than any other industrialized nation. It has become far too easy to ignore the hardships of millions of children plagued by poverty, poor health, illiteracy, violence, adult hypocrisy, and injustice. As founder and president of the Children's Defense Fund,... more...

  • The Assets Perspectiveby Reid Cramer; Trina R. Williams Shanks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    The economy's struggles to overcome the lingering effects of the Great Recession presented unique but essential questions.The book considers a full range of data which considers how this recent experience has impacted households, providing a thorough and contemporary treatment of how the assets perspective has prompted changes within social policy.... more...