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Social Services & Welfare

  • Reforms at Riskby Eric M. Patashnik

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Reforms at Risk is the first book to closely examine what happens to sweeping and seemingly successful policy reforms after they are passed. Most books focus on the politics of reform adoption, yet as Eric Patashnik shows here, the political struggle does not end when major reforms become enacted. Why do certain highly praised policy reforms endure... more...

  • The Valleyby Joan MacLeod

    Talonbooks 2014;

    "MacLeod has a wonderful ear and eye for the everyday details."? Calgary Herald Inspired by the 2007 Tasering death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver airport, The Valley dramatizes the volatile relationship between law enforcement and people in the grip of mental illness. The play connects both sides of this relationship by portraying two... more...

  • Counseling Older Adultsby John Blando

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Counseling older adults is not equivalent to counseling the general population, and specialized skills and knowledge, as well as sensitivity to the contexts in which older adults live, are essential in working successfully with this population. This text provides an introduction to gerontological counseling, integrating the basic skills of working... more...

  • From Immigration Controls to Welfare Controlsby Steve Cohen; Beth Humphries; Ed Mynott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    This edited collection addresses theoretical, political and practical aspects of the connection between external immigration controls and internal welfare controls. It considers the implications for the both those subject to controls and those drawn into the web of implementing internal welfare controls. Topics discussed include: * forced dispersal... more...

  • Being an E-learner in Health and Social Careby Julie Santy; Liz Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    E-learning is a new, exciting and increasingly popular way of learning for health and social care professionals, both in the pre- and post-qualification stages. However, many people are apprehensive about what it involves and whether they will be able to study effectively in this way. This book is designed to help students and their tutors to become... more...

  • Work-Family Challenges for Low-Income Parents and Their Childrenby Ann C. Crouter; Alan Booth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    The area of work and family is a hot topic in the social sciences and appeals to scholars in a wide range of disciplines. There are few edited volumes in this area, however, and this may be the only one that focuses on low-income families--a particularly important group in this era of welfare-to-work policy. Interdisciplinary in nature, the volume... more...

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justiceby Michael Reisch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    In a world where genocide, hunger, poverty, war, and disease persist and where richer nations often fail to act to address these problems or act too late, a prerequisite to achieving even modest social justice goals is to clarify the meaning of competing discourses on the concept. Throughout history, calls for social justice have been used to rationalize... more...

  • Dividedby David Cay Johnston

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95

    The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super?rich. The Occupy movement made the plight of the 99 percent an indelible part of the public consciousness, and concerns about inequality... more...

  • Policewomenby Kerry Segrave

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book examines the history of policewomen from 1880 to 2012, particularly in the United States. It looks at the problems women had being accepted into the male police establishment and at the harassment and discrimination they often suffered from male officers. For women in policing there were three distinct phases. First was acceptance into forces... more...

  • Global Social Transformation and Social Actionby Sven Hessle

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to discuss issues which the social work and social welfare sectors face every day and to ensure a closer link between evidence-based practice, policy objectives and social development goals. Furthermore, this book reveals how these may affect the... more...