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Social Services & Welfare

  • Claus Offe and the Critical Theory of the Capitalist Stateby Jens Borchert; Stephan Lessenich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Back in 1972, German political sociologist Claus Offe published a book on the Structural Problems of Late Capitalism which, for almost two decades, inspired and stimulated an international and transdisciplinary debate on the role of the state in contemporary capitalism. An academic debate which, paradoxically, began to wane as the issues about which... more...

  • Welfare State Transformation in the Yugoslav Successor Statesby Marija Stambolieva

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Welfare states are the product of economic, political and social interactions, and undergo changes as these interactions transform. Existing welfare state theories mainly tend to explain the emergence and development of the welfare state in the western, industrialized and capitalist world. While the states of Central and Eastern Europe have recently... more...

  • Social Development and Social Work Perspectives on Social Protectionby Julie L. Drolet

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Social protection is now considered a development milestone and an important tool in combating poverty. Interventions can include, for example, health insurance, public works programs, guaranteed employment schemes, or cash transfers targeting vulnerable populations groups. This innovative volume is designed to develop understanding about the role... more...

  • Understanding police intelligence workby Adrian James

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    This is the first textbook to offer a comprehensive and up-to-date account of police intelligence work based on current research, and to assess how intelligence may be used wisely and ethically to influence policing policy and practice. more...

  • Post-Communist Welfare States in European Contextby Kati Kuitto

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    This is the first book providing a comprehensive and systematic empirical assessment of the post-communist welfare states in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of their Western European counterparts. Based on the classical typologies of welfare regimes, the study systematically compares 26 European welfare states across three empirical dimensions.... more...

  • Global Social Transformation and Social Action: The Role of Social Workersby Sven Hessle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Global social transformation calls for global social action. 2010 saw the launch of The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development, which detailed how social workers can strive to bring about increased social justice. The time is right to start to address and demonstrate the actions that might be required to develop and accomplish the Agenda... more...

  • Migrant Care Workersby Karen Christensen; Ingrid Guldvik

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    In this beautifully-argued book, Karen Cristensen and Ingrid Guldvik provide a comparatively-based insight to the historical context for public care work and show how migration policies, general welfare and long-term care policies (including the cash-for-care schemes) as well as cultural differences in values in the UK and Norway set the context for... more...

  • Understanding Family Supportby John Pinkerton; Pat Dolan; John Canavan

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 32.95

    Understanding Family Support provides a definition of family support and a clear perspective on the role that it has in promoting the welfare of children and their families.Family support is a concept that has been used in a range of ways to describe various aspects of child welfare policy and practice. The authors argue that this weakens family support... more...

  • Critical Supervision for the Human Servicesby Lou Johnston; Carolyn Noble; Mel Gray

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 37.95

    Practitioners in the helping professions today operate in challenging settings where budgets have been cut dramatically, and progression and success are too often defined primarily by key performance indicators and strategic outcomes. Tensions arise when such pressures conflict with helping professionals' core responsibilities to provide excellent... more...

  • The Politics of Welfare State Transformation in Germanyby Christof Schiller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    How can we best analyse contemporary welfare state change? And how can we explain and understand the politics of it? This book contributes to these questions both empirically and theoretically by concentrating on one of the least likely cases for welfare state transformation in Europe. It analyzes in detail how and why institutional change has taken... more...