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Social Policy

  • Buddhism and Political Theoryby Matthew J. Moore

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    Buddhism and Political Theory provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of Buddhist political theory from the time of the Buddha to the present. The book provides careful readings of all of the relevant primary texts and analyzes the existing scholarship on Buddhism and politics from a wide variety of disciplines. more...

  • Prison Breakby Steven Teles; David Dagan

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    Over the last few years, conservatives in Washington, D.C. and in bright-red states like Georgia and Texas, have abandoned their tough-on-crime rhetoric, and are now leading the charge to curb prison growth. In Prison Break , Steven Teles and David Dagan will explain how this striking turn of events occurred, how it will affect mass incarceration,... more...

  • Social Development and Social Work Perspectives on Social Protectionby Julie L. Drolet

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Social protection is now considered a development milestone and an important tool in combating poverty. Interventions can include, for example, health insurance, public works programs, guaranteed employment schemes, or cash transfers targeting vulnerable populations groups. This innovative volume is designed to develop understanding about the role... more...

  • Justice and fairness in the cityby Simin Davoudi; Derek Bell

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    This book examines the theory and practice of justice in and of the city through a multi-disciplinary collaboration, which draws on a wide range of expertise. It will be a valuable resource for academic researchers and students across a range of disciplines including urban and environmental studies. more...

  • Combating Poverty in Europeby Rune Halvorsen; Bjørn Hvinden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    Discovering methods to combat poverty and social exclusion has now become a major political challenge in Europe. This book offers an original and timely analysis of how actors at the European, national and subnational levels meet this challenge. Combining perspectives on multilevel and network coordination, the editors discuss to what extent actors... more...

  • The Politics of Welfare State Transformation in Germanyby Christof Schiller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    How can we best analyse contemporary welfare state change? And how can we explain and understand the politics of it? This book contributes to these questions both empirically and theoretically by concentrating on one of the least likely cases for welfare state transformation in Europe. It analyzes in detail how and why institutional change has taken... more...

  • Social policy in a cold climateby Ruth Lupton; Tania Burchardt; John Hills; Kitty Stewart; Polly Vizard

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 44.50

    A data-rich, evidence-based analysis of the impact Labour and Coalition government policies following the financial crisis, with particular focus on poverty and inequality, by leading policy experts from the LSE, and Universities of Manchester and York. more...

  • Why we need welfareby Pete Alcock

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 26.00

    Explains the challenges that collective welfare faces, and explores the complexities involved in delivering it, including debates about who benefits from welfare and how and where it is delivered. more...

  • The World's Emergency Roomby Michael VanRooyen

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Twenty years ago, the most common cause of death for medical humanitarians and other aid workers was traffic accidents; today, it is violent attacks. And the death of each doctor, nurse, paramedic, midwife, and vaccinator is multiplied untold times in the vulnerable populations deprived of their care. In a 2005 report, the ICRC found that for... more...

  • Renewing Liberalismby James A. Sherman

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 249.00

    This book develops an original and comprehensive theory ofpolitical liberalism. It defends bold new accounts of the nature of autonomyand individual liberty, the content of distributive justice, and thejustification for the authority of the State. The theory that emergesintegrates contemporary progressive and pluralistic liberalism into a broadlyAristotelian... more...