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Social Policy

  • The Real Costs of American Health Careby David Goldhill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 0.99

    A Vintage Shorts Original Selection   Despite all attempts to make it otherwise, the American health care system remains arcane, bloated, inefficient, and damaging to our health. We pay high premiums, endure exorbitant out-of-pocket costs, see little to no information about treatment options, and suffer often meager and sloppy care. The Affordable... more...

  • SGB II-Grundsicherung und soziale Inklusionby Marc Neu

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 28.31

    Marc Neu untersucht das sozialstaatliche Instrument der im SGB II geregelten Grundsicherung für Arbeitsuchende in Hinblick auf soziale Exklusion und Inklusion. Im Ergebnis wird deutlich, dass die SGB II-Leistungen im Sinne des ?Förderns und Forderns? in der Regel weder finanziell ausreichend sind, um soziale Teilhabe zu sichern, noch kann die eigentliche... more...

  • Rapid Urbanisation, Urban Food Deserts and Food Security in Africaby Jonathan Crush; Jane Battersby

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.85

    This book investigates food security and the implications of hyper-urbanisation and rapid growth of urban populations in Africa. By means of a series of case studies involving African cities of various sizes, it argues that, while the concept of food security holds value, it needs to be reconfigured to fit the everyday realities and distinctive trajectory... more...

  • Entrepreneurial and Innovative Practices in Public Institutionsby João Leitão; Helena Alves

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.85

    This volume discusses the importance of adopting entrepreneurial and innovation practices in the public sector, as mechanisms for detecting, dealing with and including citizens? social needs, with a reflection on positive determination of their quality of life. It focuses on critical reflection and rethinking the articulation between the dimensions... more...

  • Geschichte der Sozialen Arbeit 1by Wolf Rainer Wendt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 21.70

    Das Grundlagenwerk bietet eine umfassende und fundierte Darstellung der Entwicklung sozialer Betätigung ? in diesem Band von der Aufklärung bis zum Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts und den Anfängen der beruflichen Sozialarbeit. Beschrieben werden gesellschaftliche Bewegungen, Denken, Politik und Praxis in Beantwortung der sozialen Frage: Wie sind Armut und... more...

  • Debating Gun Controlby David DeGrazia; Lester H. Hunt

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Americans have an ambivalent relationship to guns. The debate over the role of guns and gun regulations in American society tends to be acrimonious and misinformed. DeGrazia and Hunt bring the advantages of philosophical analysis to this highly-charged issue in the service of illuminating the strongest possible cases for and against (relatively extensive)... more...

  • Debating Gun Controlby David DeGrazia; Lester H. Hunt

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    Americans have an ambivalent relationship to guns. The debate over the role of guns and gun regulations in American society tends to be acrimonious and misinformed. DeGrazia and Hunt bring the advantages of philosophical analysis to this highly-charged issue in the service of illuminating the strongest possible cases for and against (relatively extensive)... more...

  • Prison Industrial Complex For Beginnersby James Braxton Peterson; John Jennings; Michael Eric Dyson

    For Beginners 2016; US$ 15.95

    Prison Industrial Complex For Beginners  is a graphic narrative project that attempts to distill the fundamental components of what scholars, activists, and artists have identified as the Mass Incarceration movement in the United States. Since the early 1990s, activist critics of the US prison system have marked its emergence as a ?complex? in... more...

  • Ending Zero Toleranceby Derek W. Black

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 21.00

    In the era of zero tolerance, we are flooded with stories about schools issuing draconian punishments for relatively innocent behavior. One student was suspended for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. Another was expelled for cursing on social media from home. Suspension and expulsion rates have doubled over the past three decades as zero... more...

  • Socioeconomic Environmental Policies and Evaluations in Regional Scienceby Hiroyuki Shibusawa; Katsuhiro Sakurai; Takeshi Mizunoya; Susumu Uchida

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 245.98

    This book is a volume of essays celebrating the life and work of Yoshiro Higano, professor of Environmental Policy, Doctoral Program in Sustainable Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan. Prof. Higano?s research strongly focuses on the comprehensive evaluation of resources and research... more...