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  • Thwarting Consumer Choiceby Gary E. Marchant; Guy A. Cardineau; Thomas P. Redick

    AEI Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    In Thwarting Consumer Choice, Gary E. Marchant, Guy A. Cardineau, and Thomas P. Redick contend that mandatory GM labeling laws actually harm consumers by pushing genetically modified foods off the market. 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...

  • 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...

  • A Question of Commitmentby R. Brian Howe; Katherine Covell

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 42.95

    In 1991, the Government of Canada ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, requiring governments at all levels to ensure that Canadian laws and practices safeguard the rights of children. A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada is the first book to assess the extent to which Canada has fulfilled this commitment.... more...

  • Exporting Good Governanceby Jennifer Welsh; Ngaire Woods

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 42.95

    Can good governance be exported? International development assistance is more frequently being applied to strengthening governance in developing countries, and in Exporting Good Governance: Temptations and Challenges in Canada's Aid Program , the editors bring together diverse perspectives to investigate whether aid for good governance works. The... 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...

  • Programs and Interventions for Maltreated Children and Families at Riskby Allen Rubin

    Wiley 2011; US$ 58.00

    Evidence-based interventions are increasingly being required by third-party payers and an evidence-based orientation has come to define ethical practice. This compendium of short, how-to chapters focuses on the programs and interventions to prevent child maltreatment that have the best scientific evidence supporting their effectiveness. Interventions... 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...

  • 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...