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  • Something for Nothingby Brian Tracy

    Thomas Nelson 2005; US$ 19.99

    Reveals the social and personal threats inherent in this emerging 'grabbing match' culture, juxtaposing free-market virtues against government vices, explaining how the something-for-nothing mentality corrupts the political system, undermines corporate success, and stifles the individual's ability to prosper and contribute long-term to society. more...

  • Understanding streetlevel bureaucracyby Peter Hupe; Michael Hill

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    Understanding streetlevel bureaucracy gathers internationally acclaimed scholars to provide a state of the art account of theory and research on modern streetlevel bureaucracy, filling an important gap in the literature on public policy delivery. more...

  • Child Welfare and Social Action from the Nineteenth Century to the Presentby Jon Lawrence; Pat Starkey

    Liverpool University Press 2001; US$ 72.99

    This collection of twelve essays represents an important contribution to the understanding of child welfare and social action in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. more...

  • Understanding the Life Courseby Lorraine Green

    Wiley 2016; US$ 74.95 US$ 64.96

    Understanding the Life Course provides a uniquely comprehensive guide to the entire life course from an interdisciplinary perspective. Combining important insights from sociology and psychology, the book presents the concept?s theoretical underpinnings in an accessible style, supported by real-life examples. From birth and becoming a parent,... more...

  • Health Workforce Policies in OECD Countries: Right Jobs, Right Skills, Right Placesby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 29.00

    Health workers are the cornerstone of health systems, playing a central role in providing health services to the population and improving health outcomes. The demand and supply of health workers have increased over time in all OECD countries, with jobs in the health and social sector accounting for more than 10% of total employment now in several OECD... more...

  • The Welfare Experimentsby Robin Rogers-Dillon

    Stanford University Press 2004; US$ 25.95 US$ 23.50

    In this book, Rogers-Dillon argues that these welfare experiments of the 1990s were not simply scientific experiments, as their supporters frequently contend, but a powerful political tool that created a framework within which few could argue successfully against the welfare policy changes. more...

  • War and Peace: Observations on Our Timesby Howard Fast

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    In more than 100 essays, written over a three-year period for the "New York Observer", Howard Fast looks with horror at the official violence inflicted on Nicaragua, El Salvador, Grenada, Panama and Iraq and the unofficial violence that is taking place in the cities of the United States. In "War and Peace", Fast summons us to face the wars and the... more...

  • Psychology and Social Workby Gabriela Misca; Peter Unwin

    Wiley 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Successful social work practice is underpinned by knowledge, theories and research findings from a range of related disciplines, key among which is psychology. This timely book offers a grounded and engaging guide to psychology?s vital role at the heart of contemporary social work practice. The book skilfully addresses some of the central theoretical... more...

  • Risk and Resilienceby Charlotte Clarke; Sarah Rhynas; Matthias Schwannauer; Julie Taylor

    Dunedin Academic Press Ltd 2016; US$ 32.00

    Explores the issues of risk and resilience in health and social care across the age spectrum and analyses the underpinning concepts. more...

  • Fiscal Sustainability of Health Systemsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2015; US$ 63.00

    The health systems we enjoy today, and expected medical advances in the future, will be difficult to finance from public resources without major reforms. Public health spending in OECD countries has grown rapidly over most of the last half century. These spending increases have contributed to important progress in population health: for example, life... more...