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  • Statues Without Shadowsby Anna Swan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2006; Not Available

    Anna grew up accepting that her parents were glamorous but mysterious figures, who had both died by the time she was seven. It was only when she was in her thirties that she discovered they had both committed suicide. As she began to search for the truth about her parents, she uncovered details about their fascinating and incredibly divergent backgrounds:... more...

  • Ma, Now I'm Goin Up in the Worldby Martha Long

    Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 10.86

    At 16, Martha collapses on the streets, suffering from starvation and exposure. She has reached rock bottom, but after Martha is taken to hospital, Lady Luck smiles kindly on her and she is given the opportunity to get off the streets for ever. Before long, Martha is on the way to leading the normal life she has so long dreamt of. She... more...

  • Providing a Sure Startby Naomi Eisenstadt

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    Offering insight into the key debates on services for young children, this book tells how Sure Start was set up, the numerous changes it went through, and how it has changed the landscape of services for all young children in England. more...

  • Making Markets in the Welfare Stateby Jane R. Gingrich

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Examining a range of countries, periods and policy areas, this book provides an original explanation of market reforms in the industrialized world. more...

  • Extending social security to allby International Labor Office

    International Labour Office 2010; US$ 50.00

    This book outlines basic concepts such as the social protection floor and the social security staircase, analyses the affordability of various approaches, and examines the results of practices around the world, especially in low- and middle-income countries. more...

  • Power of Mothersby Celia Lashlie

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 20.70

    A hard-hitting look at crime and criminal families and the women with the power to change things - if we let them. Celia Lashlie, justice reform campaigner and bestselling author, brings her powerful insight to the problems of families trapped in a spiral of crime, poverty and abuse. She points to the reasons behind why New Zealand's rates of imprisonment... more...

  • Beggars and Choosersby Rickie Solinger

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 22.99

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, advocates of legal abortion mostly used the term rights when describing their agenda. But after Roe v. Wade, their determination to develop a respectable, nonconfrontational movement encouraged many of them to use the word choice-- an easier concept for people weary of various rights movements. At first the... more...

  • Think-Tanks, Social Democracy and Social Policyby Hartwig Pautz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    An analysis of think-tanks in Britain and Germany and their role in the re-making of the British Labour party and Germany's Social Democrats as 'Third Way' parties. The part that think-tanks played in the creation of the the 'workfare state' in the 1990s and 2000s is also explored in this book. more...

  • Pensions at a Glance Asia/Pacific 2011by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2012; US$ 33.00

    Pensions are a major policy issue in developed and developing countries alike. However, pension reform is challenging and controversial because it involves long-term planning by governments faced with numerous short-term pressures. It often provokes heated ideological debates and, sometimes, street protests.    Countries can learn valuable... more...

  • Ma, I've Reached for the Moon an I'm Hittin the Starsby Martha Long

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 10.86

    After a failed suicide attempt and recovery in the mad house, Martha is heading for France to be reunited with the one true love of her life. Father Ralph Fitzgerald rescued her from the streets when she was sixteen and was the first person to show Martha true love and affection. But their relationship threatened his vocation and he eventually... more...