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Social Policy

  • American Hungerby Eli Saslow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 1.99

    An eBook short. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year?from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee?to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing... more...

  • Between Justice and Stabilityby Mladen Ostojic

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Lack of cooperation and compliance with the International Criminal Tribunal (ICTY) was one of the biggest obstacles to Serbia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic political structures following the overthrow of Miloševic. By scrutinising the attitudes of the Serbian authorities towards the ICTY and the prosecution of war crimes, Ostojic explores... more...

  • Racial Prescriptionsby Jonathan Xavier Inda

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Racial Prescriptions explores the politics of dealing with health inequities through targeting pharmaceuticals at specific racial groups based on the idea that they are genetically different. Drawing on the introduction of BiDil to treat heart failure among African Americans, this book contends that while racialized pharmaceuticals are ostensibly about... more...

  • Eventful Bodiesby Michael Schillmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted ‘cosmos’ of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected. Using rich qualitative and ethnographic data alongside print and on-line media sources, this book explores the various experiences of... more...

  • The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of EU Governanceby Maria Joᾶ Rodrigues; o; Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 44.95

    Research on European governance is central to understanding both the process of European integration and its external influence as a laboratory for multilateralism. This volume focuses on the impact of the recent Eurozone crisis and its far-reaching implications for European governance both inside and outside the EU borders. more...

  • The Symbolic Representation of Genderby Emanuela Lombardo; Petra Meier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Innovatively adopting a discursive approach, this book - the first full-length treatment of symbolic representation - focuses on gender issues to tackle important questions such as: What are women and men symbols of, and how is gender constructed in policy discourse? It studies what functions symbolic representation fulfils in the construction of gender,... more...

  • Devolution and Localism in Englandby David M. Smith; Enid Wistrich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Combining historical and policy study with empirical research from a qualitative study of regional elites this book offers an original and timely insight into the progress of devolution of governance in England. With particular interest in how governments have tried and continue to engage English people in sub-national democratic processes while dealing... more...

  • Social Change and Social Workby Timo Harrikari; Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala; Elina Virokannas

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Social Work and Social Change discusses and examines how social work is challenged by social, political and economic tendencies going on in current societies. The authors ask how social work as a discipline and practice is encountering global and local transformations. Divided into three parts, topics covered include the changing social work mandate... more...

  • The Military Covenantby Sarah Ingham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    The Military Covenant states that in exchange for their military service and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice, soldiers should receive the nation’s support. Exploring the concept’s invention by the Army in the late 1990s, its migration to the civilian sphere from 2006 and its subsequent entrenchment in public policy, Ingham... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methodsby Elisabete A. Silva; Patsy Healey; Neil Harris; Pieter Van den Broeck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Planning Research Methods is an expansive look at the traditions, methods, and challenges of research design and research projects in contemporary urban planning. Through case studies, an international group of researchers, planning practitioners, and planning academics and educators, all recognized authorities in the field,... more...