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  • 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...

  • School-Age Child Careby Michael Allenson; Michelle Seligson

    ABC-CLIO 1993; US$ 35.00

    Families need child care more in the 1990s than ever before. Those hours surrounding school time are particularly troublesome for working parents. In this new edition of a pioneering work, Seligson and Allenson explore the challenges which child care providers will encounter as the 21st century approaches. The authors skillfully balance a practical... more...

  • Family Violenceby Mildred Pagelow

    ABC-CLIO 1984; US$ 41.95

    Mildred Pagelow's Family Violence . . . is a liberal rather than radical book. Pagelow believes that experts on family violence must have `an underlying faith in the goodness of people,' since `there will always be a majority of people who struggle against violence.' . . . Her book is encyclopedic in its coverage, presenting the data on... 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...

  • Western Spectacle of Governance and the Emergence of Humanitarian World Politicsby Mika Aaltola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Humanitarianism has arguably become the key frame through which multifarious actors of world evaluate each other legitimacy and determinate their roles in the current world. Moreover, this new "humanitarian paradigm" has become an essential expression of what is meant by international community and contemporary world order behind it. The book examines... more...

  • Social Work and Child Welfare Politicsby Hannele Forsberg; Teppo Kröger

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 99.00

    Drawing on contemporary research and debates from different Nordic countries, this book examines how social work and child welfare politics are produced and challenged as both global and local ideas and practices. more...