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Social Services & Welfare

  • The End of the NHSby Allyson Pollock

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    In 2010, weeks after the election, the Coalition government started to dismantle the National Health Service, in an ideological assault disguised as austerity. Since its foundation in 1946, the NHS has been at the center of the welfare state, but now it lies in tatters, the result of costcutting and exposure to the free market in the false pursuit... more...

  • The Age of Dignityby Ai-jen Poo

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 25.95

    By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today?s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component... more...

  • The Hero's Fightby Patricia Fernández-Kelly

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    Baltimore was once a vibrant manufacturing town, but today, with factory closings and steady job loss since the 1970s, it is home to some of the most impoverished neighborhoods in America. The Hero?s Fight provides an intimate look at the effects of deindustrialization on the lives of Baltimore?s urban poor, and sheds critical light on the unintended... more...

  • See You in Court, Second Editionby Lynn Davis

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 37.95

    Fully updated to cover the latest developments in the law and procedure, See You in Court provides accessible guidance for social workers on how to to serve children's best interests throughout the court process. more...

  • Social Security Works!by Nancy Altman; Eric Kingson; David Cay Johnston

    New Press, The 2015; US$ 16.95

    A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system—people who know that Social Security will not “go broke? and does not add a penny to the national debt. Social Security Works! will amplify these voices and offer a powerful antidote to the three-decade-long, billionaire-funded... more...

  • Democracy, Inequality and Corruptionby Jong-sung You

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    In this comparative, historical survey of three East-Asian countries, Jong-sung You explores how inequality hinders democratic control of corruption. more...

  • From the Dustby F. Kefa Sempangi

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 25.00

    She was dirty and dusty. Her curly hair had seen neither a comb nor water for months. In one hand she carried a package of cigarettes and in the other a solvent rag.' Young Namusisi had no home, no family, no money for school fees, and no one to love her or care for her. She survived in the culture of the 'buyaye' on the streets, parking... more...

  • Contracting-out Welfare Servicesby Siobhan O'Sullivan; Mark Considine

    Wiley 2014; US$ 34.95

    Contracting-out Welfare Services focuses on the design and overhaul of welfare-to-work systems around the world in the light of the radical re-design of the welfare system; internationally based authors utilise a national/program case study, considering employment services policy and activation practices. International contributors bring a global... more...

  • Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmfulby Jackie Bateman; Judith Milner

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2014; US$ 36.95

    Children and Young People Whose Behaviour is Sexually Concerning or Harmful gives professionals clear and effective advice, safe care plans and strengths based methods on how to deal with children and young people who display inappropriate signs of sexual behaviour. more...

  • Blackstone's Policing for the PCSOby Bryn Caless; Steven England; Barry Spruce

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Blackstone's Policing for the PCSO is the third edition of the bestselling Blackstone's PCSO Handbook, representing the changing needs of this unique group within the police service. Providing up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of the role and functions of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), this revised format offers a more effective... more...