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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 21.36
'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...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2006; US$ 23.22
Anna grew up accepting that her parents were glamorous but mysterious figures, who had both died by the time she was seven. It was only when she was in her thirties that she discovered they had both committed suicide. As she began to search for the truth about her parents, she uncovered details about their fascinating and incredibly divergent backgrounds:... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 10.25
This is a re-issue of Blue Nights and Long Nights ISBN 9780552158527. Card-playing corpses, unfaithful husbands and 'flying' ladies - life as an ambulance driver in the 1970s was certainly varied ... At the age of twenty-three, Les Pringle decided to escape from office life, broaden his horizons and become an ambulance driver.... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00
The fast changing economic climate is creating substantial pressure for welfare state restructuring worldwide. Yet the discussion regarding challenges faced and the responses required has been confined to the 'standard welfare states' in the West. This book examines whether these challenges also apply to the countries in the East, whether these countries... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2011; US$ 59.90
November 2010 sees the first elections in Myanmar/Burma since 1990, to be held as the culmination of the military regimes 'Road Map for Democracy' The conditions under which the elections are being held are far from favourable, although the laws and procedures under which they will be conducted have been in place for seven months and... more...