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Social Policy

  • The Hidden Structure of Violenceby Marc Pilisuk; Jennifer Achord Rountree

    Monthly Review Press 2015; US$ 21.25

    Acts of violence assume many forms: they may travel by the arc of a guided missile or in the language of an economic policy, and they may leave behind a smoldering village or a starved child. The all-pervasiveness of violence makes it seem like an unavoidable, and ultimately incomprehensible, aspect of the modern world. But, in this detailed and expansive... more...

  • Global Frontiers of Social Development in Theory and Practiceby Brij Mohan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume examines developmentality and the archeology of its social practices, unfolding systemic failures that muffle progress. Economic, climate, and social justice are the areas of focus for this analysis of human-social development in the fog of ideological-institutional meltdowns. more...

  • Gender Equality Policy in the European Unionby Ingrid Bego

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    One of the solutions proposed by the European Union to remedy the effects of the 2008 economic crisis is to increase female labour participation. This book explores the policy changes in four new member states that may reduce the gender employment gap and improve women's equal participation in the labour force. more...

  • Liberty and Sexualityby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    Pulitzer Prize?winning author David J. Garrow?s stirring and essential history of the politics of abortion and America?s battle for the right to choose In 1973, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion, and more than forty years later the issue continues to spark controversy and divisiveness. But behind... more...

  • Critical Issues in Child Welfareby Joan F. Shireman

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 74.99

    Reconfigured for easier classroom use, this text begins with the issues facing at-risk children and families and then describes the intricacies of the child-welfare system and the role of protective services, family preservation, out-of-home care, foster care, adoption, and services for adolescents. New material addresses mental health and early childhood... more...

  • Young People's Understandings of Men's Violence Against Womenby Dr Nancy Lombard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Globally, nationally and locally men?s violence against women is an endemic social problem and an enduring human rights issue. Unlike men who are most likely to be victims of stranger assaults and violence, official data shows that women are most likely to be attacked, beaten, raped and killed by men known to them - either partners or family members.... more...

  • Remaking Mutirikwiby Joost Fontein

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 80.00

    A detailed ethnographic and historical study of the implications of fast-track land reform in Zimbabwe from the perspective of those involved in land occupations around Lake Mutirikwi, from the colonial period to the present day. more...

  • The Social Practice of Human Rightsby Joel R. Pruce

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    The Social Practice of Human Rights bridges the conventional scholar-practitioner divide by focusing on the space between. In capturing this cutting edge research program, the volume proposes a perspective that motivates critical self-reflection of the strategies that drive communities dedicated to the advocacy and implementation of human rights.... more...

  • Human Rights and Universal Child Primary Educationby Fait Muedini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This book focuses on all issues related to the human right of child primary education. It addresses issues of access to education, the benefits of schooling, primary education and human rights law, the role of states and NGOs towards improving enrolment rates, as well as policy recommendations. more...

  • Oil to Cashby Todd Moss; Caroline Lambert; Stephanie Majerowicz

    Center for Global Development 2015; US$ 14.99

    What should a country do if it suddenly discovers oil and gas? How should it spend the subsequent cash windfall? How can it protect against corruption? How can citizens truly benefit from national wealth? With many of the world's poorest and most fragile states suddenly joining the ranks of oil and gas producers, these are pressing policy questions.... more...