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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...

  • 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...

  • Enforcing Normalcyby Lennard J. Davis

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 24.95

    In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself. Enforcing Normalcy  surveys the emergence of a cluster of concepts around the term “normal”... 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...

  • 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...

  • Cultiver La Paixby Daniel Buckles

    International Development Research Centre 2001; US$ 30.00

    Depuis bien longtemps, les ressources naturelles ? comme les terres, l?eau et les forêts ? sont à l?origine de nombreux conflits à travers le monde. Qu?il s?agisse d?un différend entre des agriculteurs et des éleveurs d?une région ou d?un conflit international concernant des ressources partagées, partout dans le monde, les gens se disputent les ressources... more...

  • Creditor Reporting Systemby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2006; US$ 63.00

    This report examines data on aid for Basic Social Services (BSS) over the past decade 1995-2004. It has been prepared by the Secretariat of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in collaboration with the UNICEF Innocenti Centre.  It contributes to a wider DAC/UNICEF joint study on International support for realising children?s rights through... more...