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- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.95
As pressing economic and quality of life issues heighten calls for increased federal engagement in Americas 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...
- 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 $400 billion in 2007, making it more expensive... more...
- SAGE Publications 2008; US$ 42.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of NSW Press 2009; US$ 46.00
Modern governments have undergone significant change over the past 30 years. Such change has impacted on the way governments structure their organisations, deliver services and relate to their citizenry. But how has public policy formulation changed and affected the design and delivery of government programs and services in Australia? Policy in Action... more...
- 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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2001; US$ 109.00
This publication presents the current migration policy debates in Asia, which are largely influenced by recent macroeconomic and labour market developments in the region. It analyses post-crisis trends in migration flows and the employment of foreign workers. Particular attention is paid to promoting social integration of foreign workers and to combatting... more...
- 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...