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Social Policy

  • Class Warby Megan Erickson

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    What is at stake when some American children go to school hungry and others go to school in $1,000 Bugaboo strollers? Class War argues that under free market capitalism, life paths prescribed by class but framed as parental choices?public or private? Gifted & Talented, general or special education??segregate American children from birth through... more...

  • Mr. Smith Goes to Prisonby Jeff Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    A politician's humorous memoir of his year in federal prison, with a viable prescription for a more productive, cost-effective corrections system. more...

  • The Sustainability of the European Social Modelby Jean-Claude Barbier; Ralf Rogowski; Fabrice Colomb

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book argues that the European Social Model can only be sustained in the current economic crisis if social and employment policies are adequately recognised as integral parts of European economic policy-making. The contributing authors investigate this hypothesis through comparative evaluations of interactions of EU economic governance with national... more...

  • Social Policies in an Age of Austerityby John Karl Scholz; Hyungypo Moon; Sang-Hyup Lee

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Social Policies in an Age of Austerity is the first major publication on the topic, with a particular interest in the United States and the Republic of Korea. The authors of the ten chapters in this book review recent developments in social policies in OECD countries, with a focus on achieving greater effectiveness in public spending on social programs,... more...

  • New Perspectives on Health, Disability, Welfare and the Labour Marketby Colin Lindsay; Bent Greve; Ignazio Cabras; Nick Ellison; Stephen Kellett

    Wiley 2015; US$ 32.95

    Bringing together researchers from the fields of social policy, economics, sociology and clinical psychology, this book offers new evidence on the inter-related problems faced by disability claimants, and identifies important lessons for policy. Explores how reducing the level of UK benefit claiming among those with health limitations has been... more...

  • The Resilient Sector Revisitedby Lester M. Lockwood

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Nonprofit America is one of the least understood segments of national life, yet also one of the most crucial. Author Lester Salamon, who pioneered the empirical study of the nonprofit sector in the United States, provides a wealth of new data to paint a compelling picture of a set of institutions being buffeted by a withering set of challenges, yet... more...

  • The Policy and Politics of Food Stamps and SNAPby Matthew Gritter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Food Stamps, now known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has endured and expanded in recent years. The program has been preserved and in some cases enhanced as a result of its inclusion in the Farm Bill, being characterized as a safety net of last resort and as a program for the deserving poor. more...

  • Living with Religious Diversityby Sonia Sikka; Bindu Puri; Lori G. Beaman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Looking beyond exclusively state-oriented solutions to the management of religious diversity, this book explores ways of fostering respectful, non-violent and welcoming social relations among religious communities. It examines the question of how to balance religious diversity, individual rights and freedoms with a common national identity and moral... more...

  • The Politics of Autismby Jr. John J. Pitney

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Noted political scientist and public policy expert John J. Pitney, Jr., explains how autism has evolved into a heated political issue disputed by scientists, educators, social workers, and families. more...

  • Japanese Women in Science and Engineeringby Naonori Kodate; Kashiko Kodate

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 155.00

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what measures the government, universities and research institutes... more...