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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...

  • 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$ 49.99

    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

    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...

  • Firefightersby Gary McKay

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 27.22

    Firefighters takes an unflinching look at what it means to do the highly dangerous job of saving lives from fire. It is drawn from interviews with over 50 firefighters - from the new recruit on the station house floor to the area director managing thousands of hectares of regional Queensland. Together, the firies recount their personal experiences,... more...

  • 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...

  • Home Telehealthby Richard Wootton; Susan L Dimmick; Joseph C Kvedar

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2006; US$ 55.98

    As demand on hospitals increases, as well as concern about the secondary infections that can be contracted during visits, health experts and government advisors are looking at ways in which the long term sick, as well as acute patients, can be treated in alternate settings. This book covers what has been done to date, as well as practical guides to... more...

  • Indications and Results of Isolated Limb Perfusionby Eva M. Noorda

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 41.25

    The indications and results of isolated limb perfusion have varied over the years and are now mostly limited to unresectable melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities. This thesis gives an overview of the current applications of isolated limb perfusion and answers a number of questions that have arisen regarding the practice of isolated limb... more...