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Social Policy

  • Progressive Punishmentby Judah Schept

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    The growth of mass incarceration in the United States eludes neat categorization as a product of the political Right. Liberals played important roles in both laying the foundation for and then participating in the conservative tough on crime movement that is largely credited with the rise of the prison state. But what of those politicians... more...

  • Regional Organizations and Social Policy in Europe and Latin Americaby Andrea C. Bianculli; Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    The contributors assess to what extent regional organizations in Europe and Latin America provide a space for the regulation and provision of social policies in the area of social protection, higher education and health. They analyse the impact of regional organizations on social citizenship following political struggle and contestation. more...

  • Knowing Governanceby Jan-Peter Vo; Richard Freeman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Knowing Governance sets out to understand governance through the design and making of its models and instruments. What kinds of knowledge do they require and reproduce? How are new understandings of governance produced in practice, by scientists and policy makers and by the publics with whom they engage? more...

  • SNAP Mattersby Judith Bartfeld; Craig Gundersen; Timothy Smeeding; James Ziliak

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In 1963, President Kennedy proposed making permanent a small pilot project called the Food Stamp Program (FSP). By 2013, the program's fiftieth year, more than one in seven Americans received benefits at a cost of nearly $80 billion. Renamed the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in 2008, it currently faces sharp political pressure,... more...

  • Ireland Says Yesby Grinne Healy; Brian Sheehan; Noel Whelan

    Irish Academic Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    A fast-paced, narrative account of the last 100 days of the campaign for a Yes vote in the 2015 Marriage Equality referendum in Ireland. more...

  • Village of Immigrantsby Diana R. Gordon

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    A timely contribution to the national dialogue on immigration, Village of Immigrants illustrates the revitalization of small-town America by waves of immigrants no longer settling in big coastal cities. Focusing on Greenport, New York, where the author lives, the book documents the contributions the Hispanic immigrants have made to the life of the... more...

  • Actionable Intelligenceby John Fantuzzo; Dennis P. Culhane

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 110.00

    Multifaceted social problems like disaster relief, homelessness, health care, and academic achievement gaps cannot be adequately addressed with isolated and disconnected public service agencies. The Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy model addresses the limitations to traditional approaches to American public administration. more...

  • Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Isby Michael Novak; Paul Adams; Elizabeth Shaw

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    What is social justice? For Friedrich Hayek, it was a miragea meaningless, ideological, incoherent, vacuous clich. He believed the term should be avoided, abandoned, and allowed to die a natural death. For its proponents, social justice is a catchall term that can be used to justify any progressive-sounding government program. It endures because... more...

  • Scandinavian Common Senseby Dominque Ct; Marie-France Raynauilt

    Baraka Books 2015; US$ 15.99

    At a time when austerity is claimed by some to be the only answer to today?s economic woes, a close look at the best practices used in Scandinavia is edifying. Decision makers everywhere dispose of ample evidence showing that social determinants have an impact on health and wellbeing. Yet governments develop policies that diverge enormously. Scandinavian... more...

  • Open Borders and International Migration Policyby Joel S. Fetzer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Although philosophers debate the morality of open borders, few social scientists have explored what would happen if immigration were no longer limited. This book looks at three examples of temporarily unrestricted migration in Miami, Marseille, and Dublin and finds that the effects were much less catastrophic than opponents of immigration claim. more...