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  • Social Policy for Children and Familiesby Jeffrey M. Mark) Jenson; Mark W. Fraser

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 56.00

    The Third Edition of Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser?s award-winning text, Social Policy for Children and Families , offers new evidence that a public health framework based on ecological theory and principles of risk, protection, and resilience is essential for the successful design and implementation of social policy. Written in a conversational,... more...

  • American Hungerby Eli Saslow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 1.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year?from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee?to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing food stamp program.... more...

  • Community Organizing and Community Building for Health and Welfareby Meredith Minkler

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 35.95

    The third edition offers new and more established ways to approach community building and organizing, from collaborating with communities on assessment and issue selection to using the power of social media to enhance the effectiveness of such work. Numerous case studies ranging from childhood obesity to immigrant worker rights to health care reform... more...

  • No Pityby Joseph P. Shapiro

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 18.00

    People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • A Culture of Fearby M.A. and Melinda Murphy LMFT Julian J. Dominguez

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    A Culture of Fear takes readers inside the largest child protective services agency in the country, Los Angeles County?s Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). Julian J. Dominguez and Melinda Murphy, current and former DCFS employees, respectively, expose some of the most serious deficiencies of the agency. They detail systemic core issues... more...

  • Innovation and Culture in Public Servicesby Steven DeMello; Peder Inge Furseth

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    There is a growing trend toward the integration of public and private entities in the delivery of public services. This book aims to improve the ability to innovate successfully in large-scale public/private endeavors. The authors develop an underpinning theory of innovation, and extend it to address key issues in public/private collaboration. As an... more...

  • Caring for Older People in Taiwanby Cheng Chi-Wei; Christine Bigby

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2016; US$ 199.95

    During the past ten years, the Taiwanese government has invested more than US $9.3 Billion in aged care policies. The Building Communtiy Care Centres Practice Plan was one of these policies which led to the establishment of 1,805 community care centres (CCCs) in 2013. more...

  • The Undesirablesby Mark Isaacs

    Hardie Grant Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    When it comes to asylum seekers on Nauru, we learn only what the Australian government wants us to know. In the wake of The Nauru Files, see eyewitness accounts of what is happening inside the Nauru detention centre through The Undesirables. Mark Isaacs went to work inside the Nauru detention centre in 2012. As a Salvation Army employee, he provided... more...

  • Aid and Other Dirty Businessby Giles Bolton

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 14.09

    Do you know why Africa is so poor? What really happens to your charity money? Why do trade rules fail African countries and yet cost you too? We've heard it all before: the corrupt leaders, heartless global corporations, the wicked World Bank. But the answers are much closer to home... and so are the solutions When Giles Bolton began working in... more...

  • Citizens of the Worldby Robert Danisch

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 62.00

    Taken as a whole, this book argues that the very idea of what it means to be a “citizen” in our global, cosmopolitan world is no longer as clear as it may have been for an Athenian democrat of the fifth century BC, a Roman Republican of the first century BC, a British coloniser of the eighteenth century, or an American patriot of the nineteenth... more...