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  • Designing Randomised Trials in Health, Education and the Social Sciencesby Professor David J. Torgerson; Dr Carole J. Torgerson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 42.00

    The book focuses on the design of rigorous trials rather than their statistical underpinnings, with chapters on: pragmatic designs; placebo designs; preference approaches; unequal allocation; economics; analytical approaches; randomization methods. It also includes a detailed description of randomization procedures and different trial designs. more...

  • Collective Action for Social Changeby Aaron Schutz; Marie G. Sandy

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 33.00

    Community organizers build solidarity and collective power in fractured communities. They help ordinary people turn their private pain into public action, releasing hidden capacities for leadership and strategy. In Collective Action for Social Change , Aaron Schutz and Marie G. Sandy draw on their extensive experience participating in community organizing... more...

  • Drugs, Crime and Violenceby Howard Rahtz

    Hamilton Books 2012; US$ 28.99

    In this book, Howard Rahtz outlines a series of drug policy steps buttressed by a historical review of drug policy measures, a review of international efforts against trafficking, and a clear understanding of the dynamics of addiction and its role in facilitating the illegal drug market. more...

  • Long-Term Care in Europeby Kai Leichsenring; Jenny Billings; Henk Nies

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 100.00

    Drawing on research across a wide range of European countries, this book analyzes the key issues at stake in developing long-term care systems for older people in Europe with a focus on progression and improvement for policy and practice. more...

  • Victims, Crime and Societyby Pamela Davies; Peter Francis; Chris Greer

    SAGE Publications 2007; US$ 57.00

    'Focusing on key issues, themes and concepts within victimology, this edited collection provides an accessible and comprehensive critical analysis of crucial areas within victimisation. The main theories are related to, and integrated with, empirical research in an engaging style.' - Dr Anette Ballinger, Keele University 'This book achieves... more...

  • Confronting Suburban Poverty in Americaby Elizabeth Kneebone; Alan Berube

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    It has been nearly a half century since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty. Back in the 1960s tackling poverty "in place" meant focusing resources in the inner city and in rural areas. The suburbs were seen as home to middle- and upper-class families?affluent commuters and homeowners looking for good schools and safe communities in which... more...

  • Inclusive Growth, Development and Welfare Policyby Reza Hasmath

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    The recent global financial crisis has increased the scope of poverty and inequality. The gap between the richest and poorest nations has become wider. National income inequality has also been on the rise. The prospect of a shift in designing and implementing development and welfare policies is strong in this new environment.  The neoliberal policies... more...

  • In The Hands of Strangersby Beverly Wardle-Jackson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.73

    We were children caught up in a welfare system that was meant to protect us, but ultimately served only to damage us. Yes, it was a different time, but many of the things that happened to us wouldn't be acceptable in any era. My name is Beverly Wardle-Jackson, and this is my story.' In the Hands of Strangers is the heartwrenching story of a stolen... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: Italy 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 56.00

    This report reviews the quality of health care in Italy, seeks to highlight best practices, and provides a series of targeted assessments and recommendations for further improvements to quality of care. Italy’s indicators of health system outcomes, quality and efficiency are uniformly impressive. Life expectancy is the fifth highest in the... more...

  • Dementia Research and Careby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 42.00

    OECD countries are developing strategies to improve the quality of life of those affected by dementia and to support long-term efforts for a disease-modifying therapy or cure. The OECD jointly hosted an international workshop in Toronto with the Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), University... more...