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  • The Politics and Economics of the Transition Periodby Nikolai Bukharin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    For many years a neglected figure, Nikolai Bukharin has recently been the subject of renewed interest in the West. Now regarded as a leading Marxist theorist, Bukharin's work has wide appeal to those interested in Soviet history and Marxist economics as well as to those concerned with theories of development and socialist economies. more...

  • The Real Worlds of Welfare Capitalismby Robert E. Goodin; Bruce Headey; Ruud Muffels; Henk-Jan Dirven

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 44.00

    This book traces how individuals fare over time in each of the three principal types of welfare state. more...

  • Ressourcen im Sozialstaat und in der Sozialen Arbeitby Alban Knecht; Franz-Christian Schubert

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2012; US$ 30.27

    Mit dem Ressourcenbegriff werden heute neue Sichtweisen und methodische Ansätze in Sozialpolitik, Sozialarbeit, Pädagogik und Psychologie verbunden, ins Zentrum rücken die Fähigkeiten und Möglichkeiten des Klienten. Der Band vermittelt ein mehrdimensionales Konzept von Ressourcen, das die Betrachtung von Einkommen, Bildung, sozialen Netzwerken, Gesundheit... more...

  • Revisiting the Welfare Stateby Robert Page

    McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 46.00

    What was the impact of the Second World War on the development of the welfare state? Did Attlee's pioneering post-war Labour governments create the welfare state and a socialist society? This title provides an account of the British welfare state after 1940. It re-examines commonly held assumptions about the post-war welfare state. more...

  • Risk, Welfare and Workby Greg Marston; Jeremy Moss; John Quiggin

    Melbourne University Press 2010; US$ 33.32

    In recent decades, people's experience of welfare has undergone a dramatic transformation, with the responsibility for managing risk increasingly being shifted from state institutions to non-governmental agents, individuals and agencies. Some commentators see this shift as heralding a fundamental transformation of society, while others have pointed... more...

  • Sozialhilfeby Toni Wirz; Der Schweizerische Beobachter; Andras Eduard/iStockphoto; Ursula Binggeli; Focus Grafik

    Beobachter-Edition 2012; US$ 23.99

    Im einzigen Schweizer Ratgeber zum Thema Sozialhilfe erfahren Betroffene, womit sie rechnen können und wo die Sozialhilfe ihre Grenzen hat. Wie vorgehen, wenn das Geld nicht reicht? Was muss ich selber beitragen? Müssen die Angehörigen sich beteiligen? Was sind die Grundlagen zur Berechnung des Unterstützungsbeitrags? Was bedeuten Begriffe wie... more...

  • Von der Idee zur Institution: Eine soziologische Analyse des Grundeinkommens als Grundrechtby Jan Heider

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    Was steht mit dem bedingungslosen Grundeinkommen wirklich zur Debatte: Eine neue Form der Armutsbekämpfung? Die Anerkennung von Familien- und Sorgearbeit? Oder lediglich ein Recht auf Müßiggang? Tatsächlich wird mit dem Grundeinkommen nichts weniger als ein neues Grundrecht diskutiert, mit dem eine neue Dimension individueller Autonomie einherginge.... more...

  • After Liberalismby Paul Edward Gottfried

    Princeton University Press 2001; US$ 32.95

    In this trenchant challenge to social engineering, Paul Gottfried analyzes a patricide: the slaying of nineteenth-century liberalism by the managerial state. Many people, of course, realize that liberalism no longer connotes distributed powers and bourgeois moral standards, the need to protect civil society from an encroaching state, or the virtues... more...

  • Borderline Welfareby Andrew Cooper; Julian Lousada

    Karnac Books 2005; US$ 27.95

    Which 'forms of feeling' are facilitated and which discouraged within the cultures and structures of modern state welfare? This book illuminates the social and psychic dynamics of these new public cultures of welfare, locating them in relation to our understanding of borderline states of mind in individuals, organizations and society. Drawing upon... more...

  • The Chinese Corporatist Stateby Jennifer Y.J. Hsu; Reza Hasmath

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95

    The modern Chinese state has traditionally affected every major aspect of domestic society. With the growing liberalization of the economy, coupled with increasingly complex social issues, there is a belief that the state is retreating from an array of social problems from health to the environment. Yet, a survey of China?s contemporary political... more...