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  • China's Social Welfareby Joe C. B. Leung; Yuebin Xu

    Wiley 2015; US$ 22.95

    The extraordinary rise of China is one of the greatest global stories of recent times. However, China's development has been described as ‘uneven, uncoordinated, and unsustainable’, and has now reached a critical turning point. To transform itself into a successful high-income economy, China urgently needs to develop a new welfare regime.... more...

  • A Walk for Sunshineby Jeff Alt

    Beaufort Books 2015; US$ 9.95

    Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening, and inspirational stories including, bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bed mates, and hilarious food cravings. As Alt walked through freezing temperatures, driving rain, and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his... more...

  • Level 2 Health & Social Care Diploma Evidence Guideby Maria Ferreiro Peteiro; Stephen Halder

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 20.78

    Ensure you have all the help you need inbetween assessor visits with this easy-to-use quick-reference guide for assessment. Covering more optional units than any textbook, these easy-to-understand guides for the Health and Social Care Diploma explains in simple terms what competencies you need to demonstrate and how to generate all the required knowledge-evidence... more...

  • Leading Good Careby John Burton; Debbie Sorkin

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding, inspiration, confidence and the authority to lead their service. more...

  • Führungshandeln in der Sozialen Arbeitby Michael Fleißer

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 33.03

    Mit der Modernisierung des Sozialstaates geht auch ein Wandel der Jugendhilfe einher. Vor diesem Hintergrund fragt Michael Fleißer nach Führungshandeln in Einrichtungen des sozialen Dienstleistungssektors. Für seine Studien nutzt er die theoretischen Konzepte von Gouvernementalität und (sozial-)pädagogischer Professionalität als Basis, um die Beteiligung... more...

  • Community Economic Development in Social Workby Steven D. Soifer; Joseph B. McNeely; Cathy Costa; Nancy Pickering-Bernheim

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live.... more...

  • Touring Povertyby Bianca Freire-Medeiros

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 143.00

    Touring Poverty addresses a highly controversial practice: the transformation of impoverished neighbourhoods into valued attractions for international tourists. In the megacities of the Global South, selected and idealized aspects of poverty are being turned into a tourist commodity for consumption. The book takes the reader on a journey through... more...

  • Debates in personalisationby Catherine Needham; Jon Glasby

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 33.26

    This unique book brings together, for the first time, advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues relating to personalisation. Perspectives from practitioners, service users and academics come together to give an account of the practicalities and controversies associated with the implementation... more...

  • Urban Governance Voice and Poverty in the Developing Worldby Nick Devas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    Poverty and governance are both issues high on the agenda of international agencies and governments in the South. With urban areas accounting for a steadily growing share of the world's poor people, an international team of researchers focused their attention on the hitherto little-studied relationship between urban governance and urban poverty. In... more...

  • Urban Livelihoodsby Tony Lloyd-Jones; Carole Rakodi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 61.95

    One of the most promising approaches to poverty reduction in developing countries is to encourage sustainable livelihoods for the poor. This takes account of their opportunities and assets and the sources of their vulnerability. Based on recent and extensive research, this volume thoroughly assesses the value of the livelihoods approach to urban poverty.... more...