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Social Services & Welfare

  • The Chinese Mafiaby Peng Wang

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    Explores the rise of extra-legal protection organizations in contemporary China, contributing to the understanding of organized crime and corruption in the Chinese context. It examines two types of extra-legal protectors: Black Mafia (street gangsters) and Red Mafia (corrupt public officers), and their impact on Chinese society. more...

  • Political Trials in Theory and Historyby Jens Meierhenrich; Devin O. Pendas

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 96.00

    This book presents an empirically rigorous and theoretically sophisticated account of political trials. more...

  • Collective Choice and Social Welfareby Amartya Sen

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen's first great book, now reissued in a fully revised and expanded second edition 'Can the values which individual members of society attach to different alternatives be aggregated into values for society as a whole, in a way that is both fair and theoretically sound? Is the majority principle a workable rule for... more...

  • Good Me Bad Meby Ali Land

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    ONE OF THE MOST EXTRAORDINARY, CONTROVERSIAL AND EXPLOSIVE DEBUTS OF 2017, Good Me Bad Me is for fans of quality psychological suspense and reading group fiction. 'The new Girl on The Train , which was the new Gone Girl. You get the picture. This psycho-thriller by Ali Land is set to be massive' Cosmopolitan 'Incredible, very special'... more...

  • Understanding health and social careby Jon Glasby

    Policy Press 2017; US$ 36.95

    This engaging and accessible text, now in its third edition, provides a comprehensive introduction to health and social care. This new edition has been updated to cover recent developments, including the integrated care agenda, potential regional devolution and austerity. more...

  • CHILDREN IN THE URBAN ENVIRONMENTby Norma Kolko Phillips; Shulamith Lala Ashenberg Straussner

    Charles C Thomas 2016; US$ 49.95

    This updated and expanded third edition examines the significant changes impacting children in our society and is a significant revision of the second edition, presented 10 years previous. more...

  • Zur sozialen Konzeption des Kindesby Wolfgang U. Eckart; Elsbeth Kneuper

    Centaurus Verlag & Media 2016; US$ 13.49

    Bedeutend für die Einordnung der Konzeption des Kindes ist der Umstand, dass diese historisch geworden und sozial verankert ist. Der Band vereinigt Beiträge einer Heidelberger Ringvorlesung zur historischen und sozialen Konzeption des Kindes. Anhand der hier präsentierten unterschiedlichen wissenschaftlichen Perspektiven (Anthropologie, Medizin, Geschichts-... more...

  • Improving Public Servicesby Douglas J. Besharov; Karen J. Baehler; Jacob Alex Klerman

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    This volume spotlights recent advances in the worldwide use of quantitative performance measures in the public sector, especially approaches that incorporate program evaluation techniques. Chapters include single-country case studies, multi-country comparisons, and thoughtful essays on the challenges of making performance measurement and management... more...

  • Understanding the Life Courseby Lorraine Green

    Wiley 2016; US$ 74.95 US$ 64.96

    Understanding the Life Course provides a uniquely comprehensive guide to the entire life course from an interdisciplinary perspective. Combining important insights from sociology and psychology, the book presents the concept?s theoretical underpinnings in an accessible style, supported by real-life examples. From birth and becoming a parent,... more...

  • Investing in Youth Investing in Youthby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2016; US$ 33.00

    This report is part of the series on "Investing in Youth" which builds on the expertise of the OECD on youth employment, social support and skills. This series covers both OECD countries and countries in the process of accession to the OECD, as well as some emerging economies. The report provides a detailed diagnosis of youth policies in... more...