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  • Post-Communist Welfare States in European Contextby Kati Kuitto

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    This is the first book providing a comprehensive and systematic empirical assessment of the post-communist welfare states in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of their Western European counterparts. Based on the classical typologies of welfare regimes, the study systematically compares 26 European welfare states across three empirical dimensions.... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Care Quality: United Kingdom 2016by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 29.00

    Health systems in the United Kingdom have, for many years, made the quality of care a highly visible priority, internationally pioneering many tools and policies to assure and improve the quality of care. A key challenge, however, is to understand why, despite being a global leader in quality monitoring and improvement, the United Kingdom does not... more...

  • OECD Reviews of Labour Market and Social Policies: Latvia 2016by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 37.00

    Latvia has undergone major economic and social change since the early 1990s. Despite an exceptionally deep recession following the global financial crisis, impressive economic growth over the past two decades has narrowed income and productivity gaps relative to comparator countries in the OECD. But Latvians report low degrees of life satisfaction,... more...

  • Transformation of the Welfare Stateby Neil Gilbert; Amitai Etzioni

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    How much has really changed in the world of welfare? A great deal, according to Neil Gilbert, one of our most deeply engaged and thoughtful analysts of social welfare policy. In this panoramic inquiry, Gilbert spans the globe to assess, in provocative yet dispassionate fashion, what welfare looks like in a free market world. From Sweden to the U.S.,... more...

  • The Maxwell Manual for Good Citizenshipby Bill Coplin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 52.99

    This is a completely revised update of the third edition of Public Policy Skills. That manual has been used to teach more than 30,000 students at Syracuse University and in a college credit course taught at more than 50 high schools as part of the academic program of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, the Number 1 school of public... more...

  • Social Policy for Social Workby Lorraine Green; Karen Clarke

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Contemporary social work cannot be understood without an appreciation of the broader context of social policy in which it takes place. Such an understanding is increasingly important as social workers are expected to work across institutional, professional and even national boundaries in new ways profoundly affected by the changing global context.... more...

  • Towards a New Pensions Settlementby Gregg McClymont; Andy Tarrant

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 16.99

    A global comparative overview of pensions systems drawing on examples from around the world. more...

  • In Our Handsby Charles Murray

    AEI Press 2016; US$ 15.99

    Imagine that the United States were to scrap all its income transfer programs?including Social Security, Medicare, and all forms of welfare?and give every American age twenty-one and older $10,000 a year for life.This is the Plan, a radical new approach to social policy that defies any partisan label. First laid out by Charles Murray a decade ago,... 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 US$ 62.77

    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...