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  • Enemies of the Stateby Tim Priest

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2009; US$ 14.95

    Tim Priest is a former police detective, on the front line in the war on crime and drugs in Sydney’s Cabramatta. more...

  • Five Days at Memorialby Sheri Fink

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 18.00

    Pulitzer Prize winner Sheri Fink’s landmark investigation of patient deaths at a New Orleans hospital ravaged by Hurricane Katrina – and her suspenseful portrayal of the quest for truth and justice. In the tradition of the best investigative journalism, physician and reporter Sheri Fink reconstructs 5 days at Memorial Medical Center and draws the... more...

  • Knowledge Partnering for Community Developmentby Robyn Eversole

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Effective community development means that many different stakeholders have to work together: governments, development organizations and NGOs, and most importantly, the people they serve. Knowledge Partnering for Community Development teaches community development professionals how to mediate community needs and development agendas to make community-based... 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...

  • Revival: The Economics of Mental Health Care (2001)by Ruth F.G Williams; Doessel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 130.00

    This title was first published in 2001. This original study of mental health care presents a conceptual approach to the nature of the industry’s multiple outputs. It pays special attention to the economic role of government, and also uses conventional economic theory to analyze the fact that the needs and wants of people with mental illnesses and their... 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...

  • Drug Users in Societyby Dr Joanne Neale

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 158.00

    This book provides a candid insight into the lives of individuals who are addicted to heroin and other opiates. The processes of obtaining and using drugs are explored within the wider context of personal biographies and daily routines. Key issues considered include childhood experiences, crime and violence, housing situations, family relationships,... more...