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  • Show Me A Heroby Lisa Belkin

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 18.82

    NOW AN HBO MINISERIES Not in my backyard -- that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates... more...

  • Show Me A Heroby Lisa Belkin

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    NOW AN HBO MINISERIES Not in my backyard -- that's the refrain commonly invoked by property owners who oppose unwanted development. Such words assume a special ferocity when the development in question is public housing. Lisa Belkin penetrates the prejudices, myths, and heated emotions stirred by the most recent trend in public housing as she re-creates... more...

  • Children as co-researchersby Caroline Bradbury-Jones

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2014; US$ 39.00

    Exploring the ethical, methodological and practical challenges of engaging with children as co-researchers, highlighting the protection issues associated with this participatory approach. more...

  • Child Maltreatment and High Risk Familiesby Julie Taylor; Anne Lazenbatt

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2014; US$ 39.00

    Offers an understanding of risk, analysis, impact, learning and service delivery in relation to the maltreatment of children living in high risk families. more...

  • Self-Directed Supportby Charlotte Pearson; Julie Ridley; Susan Hunter

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2014; US$ 39.00

    Social care increasingly uses cash based modes of support and strategies to personalise services. Support for this shift was initiated by the disabled peoples? movement, both in the UK and globally. The authors focus on the impact of change for front-line workers and reassess the progress of personalisation during a time of widespread austerity. more...

  • Race, Ethnicity and Welfare Statesby Pauli Kettunen; Sonya Michel; Klaus Petersen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    In this interdisciplinary volume, leading and emerging scholars examine the relationship between homogeneity and welfare state development. They trace Gunnar Myrdal’s influence on thinking about race in the US and explore current European states’ approaches to the strangers in their midst, and what social citizenship looks like from a global... more...

  • Social Policies in an Age of Austerityby John Karl Scholz; Hyungypo Moon; Sang-Hyup Lee

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Social Policies in an Age of Austerity is the first major publication on the topic, with a particular interest in the United States and the Republic of Korea. The authors of the ten chapters in this book review recent developments in social policies in OECD countries, with a focus on achieving greater effectiveness in public spending on social programs,... more...

  • The European Social Model Adriftby Dr Gabriella Punziano; Dr Serena Romano

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This volume presents a new perspective for discussing the European social contract and its main challenges, bringing together single-nation and comparative studies from across Europe. Presenting both theoretical discussions and empirical case studies, it explores various aspects of social cohesion, including social protection, the labour market, social... 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...

  • Comparative Approaches to Program Planningby F. Ellen Netting; Mary Katherine O'Connor; David P. Fauri

    Wiley 2015; US$ 71.50

    "As a practitioner in the field for over thirty years, I have been exposed to endless 'planning' sessions that are prescriptive to the point of being oppressive. Thistext 'gives permission' to the practitioner to allow for emergence, uncertainty, and ambiguity in the planning process. Comparative Approaches to Program Planning provides a guide for... more...