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  • The Changing Welfare State in Europeby D. G. Mayes; A. Michalski

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The welfare state in Europe has been reformed gradually over the past two decades, with the intensification of the economic and monetary union and the addition of fifteen new members to the EU. This book explores the pressures that have been placed on the welfare state through a variety of insightful and thought-provoking contributions. 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? as these matured... more...

  • Durch die Krise kommt keiner alleinby Christian Rathner

    Styria Premium 2013; US$ 13.99

    Nein, die Krise in Griechenland ist nicht vorüber. Im Gegenteil: Wie Säure frisst sie sich in den Alltag. Menschen wie du und ich rutschen in Armut und Obdachlosigkeit. Eine Besserung ist nicht in Sicht. Was hilft gegen die Verzweiflung? Die Verführungskraft radikaler Positionen wächst. Die neonazistische Partei ?Goldene Morgenröte? wittert... more...

  • The Middle Class Fights Back: How Progressive Movements Can Restore Democracy in Americaby Brian D'Agostino

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    Providing an insightful diagnosis of what went wrong and prescriptions for a cure, this book is a must-read for angry and confused middle-class Americans who want to understand the forces that are undermining their prosperity and economic security. more...

  • Decarcerationby Andrew T. Scull

    Wiley 2014; US$ 21.50

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  • Recruiting Immigrant Workers Recruiting Immigrant Workers: Austria 2014by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 42.00

    Austria has low levels of labour migration from non-EU/EFTA countries. At the same time, intra-EU free mobility has grown significantly and since 2011, overall migration for employment is above the OECD average. It recently reformed its labour migration system, making it more ready to accept labour migrants where they are needed, especially in medium-skilled... more...

  • Social Rights and Human Welfareby Hartley Dean

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 57.95

    An essential introduction to rights-based approaches in social policy, this text critically explores how social rights underpin human wellbeing. It discusses social rights as rights of citizenship in developed welfare states and as an essential component within the international human rights and human development agenda. It provides a valuable introduction... more...

  • Firefightersby Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    Firefighters takes an unflinching look at what it means to do the highly dangerous job of saving lives from fire. It is drawn from interviews with over 50 firefighters - from the new recruit on the station house floor to the area director managing thousands of hectares of regional Queensland. Together, the firies recount their personal experiences,... more...

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Child Custody Evaluationsby Joanna Bunker Rohrbaugh

    Springer 2007; US$ 109.00

    A guide which focuses on professional ethics, children's psychological well-being, and communication among various parties as keys to resolving disputes with efficiency and thoroughness, and minimizing the chances of children and their families getting lost in red tape. more...

  • Home Telehealthby Richard Wootton; Susan L Dimmick; Joseph C Kvedar

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2006; US$ 55.98

    As demand on hospitals increases, as well as concern about the secondary infections that can be contracted during visits, health experts and government advisors are looking at ways in which the long term sick, as well as acute patients, can be treated in alternate settings. This book covers what has been done to date, as well as practical guides to... more...