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  • Statistics, Knowledge and Policy 2007by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2008; US$ 133.00

    Is life getting better? Are our societies making progress? Indeed, what does “progress” mean to the world’s citizens? For a good portion of the 20th century there was an implicit assumption that economic growth was synonymous with progress: an assumption that a growing GDP meant life must be getting better.  But we now recognize... more...

  • The European Challengeby Graham Room

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    Economic and social change is accelerating under the twin impact of globalisation and the new information technologies. But how are these processes interrelated? Are they impelling us towards a common socio-economic future? What can governments do if they want to manage and steer the direction of development? This book addresses these questions with... more...

  • Investing in the Disadvantagedby David L. Weimer; Aidan R. Vining

    Georgetown University Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    A comprehensive review of how cost-benefit analysis can improve effectiveness and efficiency in the most important areas of social policy. more...

  • Citizen Youby Jonathan Tisch; Karl Weber; Cory A. Mayor Booker

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.00

    Just when the world needs it most, a new style of social engagement  is emerging: Active Citizenship.   A key member of one of New York?s  most civic-minded families?one that has supported many of America?s  notable institutions and deserving programs?Jonathan Tisch has devoted a lifetime to ?active citizenship.? It?s an idea that uses the power... more...

  • Empowerment in Practiceby Ruth Alsop

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99

    "This document offers an excellent explanation of the concept of empowerment and develops a very useful framework for disentangling and clarifying the concept. It is both practical and well justified on the basis of the literature. The approach and survey instruments developed to measure empowerment are innovative and very useful. Developing an... more...

  • A New Deal for Children?by Bronwen Cohen; Peter Moss; Pat Petrie

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 35.00

    Important reforms are taking place in children's services in the UK, with a move towards greater integration. In England, Scotland and Sweden, early childhood education and care, childcare for older children, and schools are now the responsibility of education departments. This book is the first to examine, cross-nationally, this major shift in... more...

  • Managing Public Services Innovationby Richard Walker; Emma L. Jeanes; Robert O. Rowlands

    Policy Press 2001; US$ 31.00

    Managing public services innovation provides the first in-depth exploration of innovation and the management of innovation in the housing association sector. Drawing on longitudinal case studies and data sets, including the Housing Corporation's Innovation and Good Practice database, it explores techniques to develop evidence-based policy in the... more...

  • The Private Rented Sector in a New Centuryby Stuart Lowe; David Hughes

    Policy Press 2002; US$ 45.00

    Against a century-long trend of decline, the private rented sector grew significantly during the 1990s. This book explores why and looks at the consequences for tenants and landlords, as well as the wider implications for housing policy. more...

  • Speaking to Powerby David Donnison

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Anyone working, or planning to work, as an advocate for people who need help in dealing with public services will want to read this book. Based on the experience of real advocates and using case studies based on real practice issues, "Speaking to power" is written in a vivid, jargon-free style that will make it an enjoyable read for professionals,... more...

  • Family Policy Mattersby Linda Hantrais

    Policy Press 2004; US$ 39.95

    This path-breaking book explores the complex relationship between family change and public policy responses in EU member states and candidate countries. It combines broad-brush scrutiny of demographic trends, policy contexts and debates in contemporary European societies with a fine-grain analysis of the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of families. more...