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  • Health Care Reform and American Politicsby Lawrence R. Jacobs; Theda Skocpol

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 12.99

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation. The new law extends health insurance to nearly all Americans, fulfilling a century-long quest and bringing the United States to parity with other industrial nations. Affordable Care aims to control rapidly rising health care... more...

  • Social Protection for Africa?s Childrenby Sudhanshu Handa; Stephen Devereux; Douglas Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    This impressive collection makes a major contribution to building the evidence base, drawing on rigorous analysis of social protection programmes in several African countries, as well as original research and thinking on key topical issues in the social protection discourse. more...

  • The Irreducible Needs Of Childrenby T. Berry Brazelton; Stanley I. Greenspan

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 15.00

    "What do you get when you cross an esteemed child psychiatrist with a noted pediatrician, both at the apex of their abilities? A darned important book, that's what." -- Library Journal (starred review) more...

  • Three Crooked Kingsby Matthew Condon

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    Journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has crafted the definitive account?a searing story of greed, crime, and corruption?of an era that changed Queensland society; an impact that reverberates across the country to this day. In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over... more...

  • Advocacy Organizations and Collective Actionby Aseem Prakash; Mary Kay Gugerty

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    A new agenda for studying advocacy organizations which treats them as 'firms' operating in policy markets. more...

  • Jobs for Immigrants (Vol. 4)by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 70.00

    Until the mid-1990s, the share of migrants in Italy was relatively low in international comparison. With a persistent demand for foreign workers in low-skilled and low-paid jobs, the proximity of conflict areas and the enlargement of the European Union to Romania and Bulgaria in 2007, migration to Italy increased rapidly over the last 15 years. This... more...

  • Recruiting Immigrant Workers Recruiting Immigrant Workers: New Zealand 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    New Zealand is among the OECD countries that have been settled by migration. Currently more than a quarter of the New Zealand workforce is foreign-born. Despite being a settlement country, most labour migration is temporary and permanent migration mainly draws from the pool of temporary labour migrants. Current temporary labour migration is equivalent... more...

  • Mixed Economies Welfareby Norman Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    This book explains the changes that have occurred in welfare states since the early 1970s and considers some of the policy dilemmas that have arisen. Each of the chapters begins with an introduction to set the scene, followed by an examination of the theoretical and conceptual perspectives of the sector under discussion. Chapters analyse the major... more...

  • Too Ill to Talk?by Penny Rhodes; Neil Small

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    User involvement has become an important part of health policy initiatives during the last decade, but how realistic is the concept and do all users want to be involved? This book brings the voices of people with serious illness, and those caring for them, into debate about how far health and social care services can reflect the views of users. Providing... more...

  • Ageing and Employment Policies: France 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 54.00

    People today are living longer than ever before, while birth rates are dropping in the majority of OECD countries. In such demographics, public social expenditures require to be adequate and sustainable in the long term. Older workers play a crucial role in the labour market. Now that legal retirement ages are rising, older workers will work longer... more...