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  • Social policy in Chinaby Chak Kwan Chan; King Lun Ngok; David Phillips

    Policy Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    This much-needed new textbook introduces readers to the development of China's welfare polices since its conception of an open-door policy of 1978. more...

  • Justice beyond 'Just Us'by Gregory W. Streich

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 109.95

    Notions of justice and community in the United States are increasingly challenged by trends like immigration, multiculturalism, and economic inequality. Gregory W. Streich offers a fresh re-examination of the normative ideas of justice and community by exposing the ways in which notions of justice and community overlap in American politics and public... more...

  • Relationship-Based Social Workby Gillian Ruch; Danielle Turney; Adrian Ward; Martin Smith; Andrew Cooper

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2010; US$ 32.95

    This book provides a thorough guide to relationship-based practice in social work, communicating the theory using illustrative case studies and offering a model for practice. This book will be an invaluable textbook for undergraduate and post-graduate social work students, practitioners on post-qualifying courses and all social work professionals. more...

  • Beyond Welfare State Modelsby Pauli Kettunen; Klaus Petersen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straightjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development.... more...

  • Social Security in Contemporary Japanby Mari Osawa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Analyzes the livelihood security system of contemporary Japan through historical and international comparison, in an effort to explore its current route and future prospects. Positing "livelihood security systems" rather than "welfare states" or "welfare regimes" as the object of comparative investigation the author builds on the concept of "social... more...

  • Developing Practice Competenciesby D. Mark Ragg

    Wiley 2011; US$ 78.00

    Praise for Developing Practice Competencies A Foundation for Generalist Practice "This is the textbook I have been waiting for. The author engages the reader from the very beginning. It includes comprehensive coverage of EPAS standards and practice behaviors that any social work instructor would be delighted with. Mark Ragg's explanation of social... more...

  • CACHE Level 2 Children & Young People's Workforce Certificateby Carolyn Meggitt

    Hodder Education 2011; US$ 36.78

    Published in partnership with CACHE, this new Level 2 textbook is for all students taking the new Children and Young People's Workforce Certificate more...

  • Doing Better for Familiesby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 56.00

    All OECD governments want to give parents more choice in their work and family decisions. This book looks at the different ways in which governments support families. It seeks to provide answers to questions like: Is spending on family benefits going up, and how does it vary by the age of the child? Has the crisis affected public support for families?... more...

  • Society at a Glance 2011: OECD Social Indicatorsby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2011; US$ 49.00

    This sixth edition of Society at a Glance,  OECD's biennial overview of social indicators,  updates some indicators from previous volumes and introduces several new ones. It also features a special chapter on unpaid work. It includes data on the four newest OECD members: Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia. Where available,... more...

  • Not Without Youby Alan & Alan

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 21.60

    'That night I lay in my new bed and the pain came. I thought about Irene. I would find her again. I had to.' Alan and Irene first met in a cold, regimented children's home when he was seven and she was nine. Both had lost their mothers when they were very young. When a car drew up outside the Home, Alan was staring out of the window, and when he... more...