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  • 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...

  • From Despair to Hopeby Henry G. Cisneros; Lora Engdahl

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95

    As pressing economic and quality of life issues heighten calls for increased federal engagement in America’s cities, this new book offers cause for optimism and lessons for policy innovators. From Despair to Hope documents the evolution of HOPE VI, one of the most ambitious urban redevelopment initiatives in the past half century and a true federal-urban... more...

  • 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...

  • Post-Qualifying Child Care Social Workby Gillian Ruch

    SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 53.00

    An engaging textbook that brings together a range of critical perspectives and issues, and which maps directly onto the Post-Qualifying Child Care Award (a compulsory programme for social work graduates wishing to specialise in child-centred social work). 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...

  • School-Age Child Care: An Action Manual for the 90s and Beyond--Second Editionby 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 that 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

    Bringing together many different theoretical viewpoints and empirical findings, this volume provides an up-to-date state-of-the-art report on violence in families. Included are in-depth analyses of child, spouse, and parent abuse, sibling violence, and sexual abuse. 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$ 110.00

    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...

  • 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...