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- Policy Press 2009; US$ 35.00
Anyone working, or planning to work, as an advocate for people who need help in dealing with public services will want to read this book. Based on the experience of real advocates and using case studies based on real practice issues, "Speaking to power" is written in a vivid, jargon-free style that will make it an enjoyable read for professionals,... more...
- Policy Press 2004; US$ 39.95
This path-breaking book explores the complex relationship between family change and public policy responses in EU member states and candidate countries. It combines broad-brush scrutiny of demographic trends, policy contexts and debates in contemporary European societies with a fine-grain analysis of the attitudes, perceptions and experiences of families. more...
- Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95
Children, politics and communication questions many of the conventional ways in which children are perceived. It is about how they communicate and engage, how they organise themselves and their lives, and how they deal with conflict in their relationships and the world around them. 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 126.00
Proceedings of the Ottawa Conference, November 2001. How can we measure the performance of different health systems, and how can we use such information to support on-going health systems improvement? Those are the central questions addressed in this volume. Health policy makers have a growing interest in finding ways of encouraging health systems... more...