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  • Transformation of the Welfare Stateby Neil Gilbert; Amitai Etzioni

    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...

  • The Maxwell Manual for Good Citizenshipby Bill Coplin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 50.00

    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...

  • 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$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    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...

  • 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...