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  • Reforming Medicareby Henry J. Aaron; Jeanne M. Lambrew

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.99

    Everyone agrees on the need to reform Medicare but not on how to do it. Some argue the program is too comprehensive, others that it is not comprehensive enough. Some suggest it pays too much for health care, others, too little. Meanwhile, the financial stakes continue to mount. Medicare spending exceeded $400 billion in 2007, making it more expensive... 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...

  • Children, Politics and Communicationby Nigel Thomas

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    Children, politics and communication questions many of the conventional ways in which children are perceived. It is about how they communicate and engage, how they organise themselves and their lives, and how they deal with conflict in their relationships and the world around them. more...

  • Family and the Welfare State in Europeby Agnes Blome; Wolfgang Keck; Jens Alber

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Explores the role of both the family and the state in shaping the living conditions of the young and old in Europe. This title provides a comparative theoretical and empirical analysis of age-related policies and welfare arrangements in Germany, France, Italy and Sweden. It is suitable for researchers in the field of comparative social policy. more...

  • OECD Reviews of Health Systems, Finland 2005by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 33.00

    This comprehensive review of the Finnish health care system evaluates financing, service provision, investment, governance, and insurance/payment schemes. Recent reforms are assessed and longer-term challenges such as those posed by technological change, a rapidly ageing population, and rising consumer expectations are evaluated.  The review includes... more...

  • Measuring Upby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 126.00

    Proceedings of the Ottawa Conference, November 2001. How can we measure the performance of different health systems, and how can we use such information to support on-going health systems improvement? Those are the central questions addressed in this volume. Health policy makers have a growing interest in finding ways of encouraging health systems... more...