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Social Services & Welfare

  • Homelessness in New York Cityby Thomas J. Main

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 42.50

    Can American cities respond effectively to pressing social problems? Or, as many scholars have claimed, are urban politics so mired in stasis, gridlock and bureaucratic paralysis that dramatic policy change is impossible?  Homelessness in New York City  tells the remarkable story of how America?s largest city has struggled for more than thirty years... more...

  • Enhancing Public Innovation by Transforming Public Governanceby Jacob Torfing; Peter Triantafillou

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    Drawing on theoretical research and empirical studies, this book examines how public governance can be transformed in order to enhance public innovation. more...

  • Adult Drug and Alcohol Problems, Children's Needs, Second Editionby Joy Barlow; Di Hart; Jane Powell

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 50.00

    Parental drug use can cause serious harm to children. Adult Drug and Alcohol Problems, Children's Needs supports practitioners in their work with families where parental drug use leads to concerns about children's welfare. The training resource contains: · summaries of the key messages for practitioners · tools and tips to support effective... more...

  • Zielsicher im Sozialraumby Vincent Richardt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 39.99

    In diesem Buch dreht sich alles um Ziele von Erziehungshilfen, um ihre Erreichung und ihre Qualität und um die Frage, wie sich beides empirisch bestimmen lässt. Auf der Basis einer ausführlichen Darstellung des Fachkonzepts der Sozialraumorientierung wird die Bedeutung von Zielen und deren Potenzial für Evaluation beschrieben. Insbesondere sozialräumliche... more...

  • Childhood, Youth and Migrationby Christine Hunner-Kreisel; Sabine Bohne

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book examines the impacts of migration on children and youth. It brings together studies on children and youth in the context of migration and further forms of mobility. It studies both the local and global dimensions of migration and mobility processes, and promotes discussion of connecting global and local issues of childhood and youth with... more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Global Policingby Ben Bradford; Beatrice Jauregui; Ian Loader; Jonny Steinberg

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 88.00

    Going beyond the confines of police sociology and criminology, this handbook brings together global scholars from a wide range of disciplines and jurisdictions to engage with the instrumental aims of police activity, as well as with the organizations, institutions and sets of practices that comprise ?policing? more...

  • Children?s Understandings of Well-beingby Tobia Fattore; Jan Mason; Elizabeth Watson

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 99.99

    This book reports on the findings from a large, qualitative research project that set out to explore the views of children and young people across New South Wales, Australia on what constitutes their well-being. The research explores what meanings children and young people ascribe to the concept, and identifies key domains of well-being to be used... more...

  • Viking Economicsby George Lakey

    Melville House 2016; US$ 26.95

    Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too . . . something.   In Viking... more...

  • Lethal Forceby Tony Long

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 21.14

    Top shot Tony Long is the most prolific police marksman Britain?s ever seen. For 25 years, he operated in the Met?s elite specialist firearms units and was at the forefront of SO19?s fight against armed crime. Deployed on hundreds of dangerous operations, it was his duty to bring down terrorists, killers, and hostage takers, sometimes with lethal... more...

  • Understanding streetlevel bureaucracyby Peter Hupe; Michael Hill

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 45.95

    Understanding streetlevel bureaucracy gathers internationally acclaimed scholars to provide a state of the art account of theory and research on modern streetlevel bureaucracy, filling an important gap in the literature on public policy delivery. more...