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  • Handbook of Family Policies Across the Globeby Mihaela Robila

    Springer 2014; US$ 279.00

    ¿¿Family Policies Across the Globe provides comprehensive coverage of explicit and implicit family policies from an international perspective. The coverage includes issues such as family-friendly work practices, work-life balance, childcare, poverty, domestic violence, social exclusion/inclusion, immigration, and disability. The chapters... more...

  • Comparative Welfare State Politicsby Kees van Kersbergen; Barbara Vis

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Kees van Kersbergen and Barbara Vis explain the political opportunities and constraints of welfare state reform in advanced democracies. more...

  • Foundations for Youth Justiceby Anne Robinson

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    This exciting new book outlines the state of practice now in flux within structures created by New Labour but moving in a different direction under the Coalition Government. It explores opportunities for a fresh orientation that places young people at the centre and works collaboratively to nurture strengths, competences and capital. more...

  • Money and electoral politicsby Ron Johnston; Charles Pattie

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 33.26

    In this book, the authors use the latest research and unpublished material to explore financial differences across the UK’s three main parties in the four years leading up to the 2010 General Election, revealing an unhealthy picture of grassroots party organisation in which the capacity to engage effectively with many voters is concentrated in... more...

  • Counter-Terrorism and Human Rightsby David J. Whittaker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    The ever-present threat of terrorism and the growing human-rights backlash against anti-terrorist policies are becoming ever more significant on the international stage. Constant media-coverage and public concern have characterised the debate over the last ten years. This book is a fair and objective assessment of counter-terrorist policy and human... more...

  • The End of Socialismby James Otteson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 23.00

    The End of Socialism explores the difficulties socialism faces and examines the extent to which its moral ideals can guide policy. more...

  • Qualitative Analysis for Planning & Policyby John Gaber; Sharon Gaber

    American Planning Association 2014; US$ 33.99

    Census data, population projections, trip estimates. Planners know numbers. But numbers don't always tell the whole story. Qualitative analysis?which yields data in words and images rather than numbers?is an important tool in any research project. Planners can use field research, photography, focus groups, and content analysis and meta-analysis... more...

  • America's Social Health: Putting Social Issues Back on the Public Agendaby Marque-Luisa Miringoff; Sandra Opdycke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Calling for a fundamental change in the focus of public policy in America, this book paints a vivid portrait of the nation's social health. Miringoff and Opdycke clearly show that social progress has stalled and the country's energies need to be directed at critical domestic issues in the years ahead.The authors propose a new agenda for monitoring... more...

  • Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS, Second Editionby Fahui Wang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95

    The second edition of a bestseller, Quantitative Methods and Socio-Economic Applications in GIS (previously titled Quantitative Methods and Applications in GIS) details applications of quantitative methods in social science, planning, and public policy with a focus on spatial perspectives. The book integrates GIS and quantitative (computational) methods... more...

  • Energy Policy Analysis: A Conceptual Frameworkby Michael S Hamilton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Presented in nontechnical terms, this book offers a unique and powerful conceptual framework for analysis of energy technologies (standard and alternative) in terms of their respective dollar costs, environmental costs, and national security costs. Energy technologies examined include coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas, solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower,... more...