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  • 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 US$ 62.77

    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 understanding the entire life course from an interdisciplinary perspective. Combining the important insights sociology and psychology have to bring to the study of the life course, the book presents the concept?s theoretical underpinnings in an accessible style, supported by... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The European Challengeby Graham Room

    Policy Press 2005; US$ 39.95

    Economic and social change is accelerating under the twin impact of globalisation and the new information technologies. But how are these processes interrelated? Are they impelling us towards a common socio-economic future? What can governments do if they want to manage and steer the direction of development? This book addresses these questions with... more...