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- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...