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Social Policy

  • A Discussion on Chinese Road of NGOsby Ming Wang

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 108.60

    This book reflects the author?s views on NGO development in China and includes recent papers, reviews, and policy suggestions he has written. This collection introduces the current state of research on NGOs and their development in China to an English-speaking audience, allowing them to understand China?s social reforms, which center on NGOs.... more...

  • Global Insecurityby Anthony Burke; Rita Parker

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 130.32

    This innovative volume gathers some of the world?s best scholars to analyse the world?s collective international efforts to address globalised threats through global security governance. Addressing global and planetary forms of insecurity that include nuclear weapons, conventional arms, gender violence, climate change, disease, bio weapons, cyber-conflict,... more...

  • Financial Access of the Urban Poor in Indiaby Meenakshi Rajeev; B. P. Vani

    Springer India 2017; US$ 46.69

    This book focuses on the issue of financial exclusion with particular reference to the urban informal sector in India. Continuing the work of its predecessor, the current Government of India is also placing considerable importance on driving policy initiatives for financial inclusion. However, financial exclusion in urban areas, especially of the... more...

  • Debating Religious Liberty and Discriminationby John Corvino; Ryan T. Anderson; Sherif Girgis

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 14.95

    This book explores emerging conflicts about religious liberty and discrimination. In point-counterpoint format, it brings together longtime LGBT rights advocate John Corvino and rising conservative thinkers Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis to debate Religious Freedom Restoration Acts (RFRAs), anti-discrimination law, and age-old questions about identity,... more...

  • For whose benefit?by Ruth Patrick

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 31.99

    'For whose benefit?' explores how those at the sharp end of welfare reform experience changes to the benefit system. It looks at how the rights and responsibilities of citizenship are experienced on the ground, and whether the welfare state still offers meaningful protection and security to those who rely upon it. more...

  • The Liberal Consensus Reconsideredby Robert Mason; Iwan Morgan

    University Press of Florida 2017; US$ 89.95

    "An exceptionally fine collection that distills the very latest writing on midtwentieth-century U.S. politics and society."--Gareth Davies, author of From Opportunity to Entitlement: The Transformation and Decline of Great Society Liberalism "Offers a diverse mix of interpretations that demonstrate how this era was often marked by intense political... more...

  • Polish families and migration since EU accessionby Anne White

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 34.55

    In a vivid account of every stage of the migration process, this topical book presents new research that looks in-depth at Polish migration to the UK, in particular the lives of working-class Polish families in the West of England. more...

  • Handbook of Social Policy Evaluationby Bent Greve

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 60.00

    This Handbook uses methodologies and cases to discover how and when to evaluate social policy, and looks at the possible impacts of evaluation on social policy decisions. The contributors present a detailed analysis on how to conduct social policy evaluation, how to be aware of pitfalls and dilemmas and how to use evidence effectively. more...

  • Social Inequality Across the Generationsby Jani Erola; Elina Kilpi-Jakonen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    Social Inequality Across the Generations provides an innovative perspective on social stratification studies by advancing the theoretical and empirical case for the influence of resource compensation. It examines whether resource compensation is a successful mechanism for social mobility, contrasting it against competing types of resource accumulation... more...

  • The Takeover of Social Policy by Financializationby Lena Lavinas

    Palgrave Macmillan US 2017; US$ 112.31

    This book upends the so-called post-neoliberal reading of the new wave of social and economic development in Brazil at the turn of the twentieth-first century. It uncovers what I term 'the Brazilian Paradox' that is, the recent ongoing shift towards a mass consumption society coterminous with the resilience of underdevelopment. I argue that the persistence... more...