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  • Public Policy Skills in Actionby Bill Coplin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 47.00

    In this completely revised edition, Bill Coplin continues to prepare high school students to bring their hearts and minds to solving the many problems that we face in the twenty-first century. more...

  • A Decade of Social Protection Development in Selected Asian Countriesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    Over the past ten years economic growth in Asia has contributed to a reduction of poverty as well as fertility rates, and greater prosperity has contributed to gains in life expectancy. However, at present many workers still work in informal employment, frequently for long hours at little pay and without social protection coverage. A growing demand... more...

  • Investing in Youth: Japanby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 33.00

    The present report on Japan is the seventh report in the Investing in Youth series. In three statistical chapters, the report provides an overview of the labour market situation of young people in Japan, presents a portrait of young people who are not in employment, education or training (the NEETs) and analyses the income situation of young people... more...

  • Primary Care in Denmarkby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 20.00

    In many ways, primary care in Denmark performs well. Danish primary care is trusted and valued by patients, and is relatively inexpensive. But there are important areas where it needs to be strengthened. Most critically, Danish primary care is relatively opaque in terms of the performance data available at local level. Greater transparency is vital... more...

  • Social policy in an era of global competitionby Dan Horsfall; John Hudson

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    Providing a new cross-national and international narrative on how global competition has reshaped welfare states this book captures the complexity of social policy reform process that have taken place over the past 25 years. more...

  • International Migration Outlook 2017by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2017; US$ 105.00

    The International Migration Outlook 2017, the 41st edition of this annual OECD publication, analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-member countries. Where relevant, it examines the impact of the recent increase in humanitarian migration. It looks at the evolution of the labour market outcomes... more...

  • From Manual Workers to Wage Laborersby Robert Castel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 100.00

    In this monumental book, sociologist Robert Castel reconstructs the history of what he calls "the social question," or the ways in which both labor and social welfare have been organized from the Middle Ages onward to contemporary industrial society. Throughout, the author identifies two constants bearing directly on the question of who is entitled... more...

  • Understanding the Life Courseby Lorraine Green

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    Understanding the Life Course provides a uniquely comprehensive guide to the entire life course from an interdisciplinary perspective. Combining important insights from sociology and psychology, the book presents the concept?s theoretical underpinnings in an accessible style, supported by real-life examples. From birth and becoming a parent,... more...

  • Psychology and Social Workby Gabriela Misca; Peter Unwin

    Wiley 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 26.96

    Successful social work practice is underpinned by knowledge, theories and research findings from a range of related disciplines, key among which is psychology. This timely book offers a grounded and engaging guide to psychology?s vital role at the heart of contemporary social work practice. The book skilfully addresses some of the central theoretical... 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...