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  • Housing: Who Decides?by Peter King; Michael Oxley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 155.00

    Housing: Who Decides ? consists of a debate between a political theorist and an economist on decision-making in housing. Each author develops a normative argument linking theoretical and policy analyses to establish the abilities of the state and individuals to determine housing outcomes. more...

  • Organization Practiceby Mary Katherine O'Connor; F. Ellen Netting

    Wiley 2009; US$ 75.00

    Human service organizations are under increasing pressure to demonstrate that their programs work. Organization Practice, Second Edition helps students and professionals in human services and nonprofit management understand complex behaviors in organizations. This new edition provides a new, practical model for understanding cultural identities within... more...

  • Aging, Disability and Independenceby W.C. Mann

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 145.00

    Includes 15 papers submitted for the Fourth International Conference on Aging, Disability and Independence (ICADI). This publication focuses on aging and disability-related services, and research development and policy. It is suitable for research and development personnel, practitioners/service providers, policymakers, and consumers. more...

  • European Social Policy and Social Workby Hans van Ewijk

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 51.95

    This book explores shifts in international social policies, looking at how they affect national trends and the context for social work practice. It investigates the responsibilities for social welfare held by the state, the market and civil society, elaborating a concept of citizenship-based social work. more...

  • Performance Measurement in the Dutch Social Rented Sectorby M. Koopman; J.H. Van Mossel; A. Straub

    IOS Press 2008; US$ 65.00

    Addresses the societal and practical needs of housing associations, in order to develop better instruments for performance measurement. This book features a range of examples that are related to the public tasks of Dutch housing association. It ascertains a general guideline for performance management by housing associations. more...

  • Informe sobre la salud en el mundo 2008by WHO

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 40.00

    Decididos a reforzar sus sistemas de salud, los pases se ven obligados cada vez ms a reconocer que la perspectiva de la atencin primaria de salud (APS) puede proporcionarles el nuevo y ms definido rumbo more...

  • Quality Matters in Children's Servicesby Mike Stein; Delyth Morgan; Mike Stein; Caroline Thomas

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 42.95

    Quality Matters in Children's Services brings together authoritative research to explore critical concerns for those working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Mike Stein discusses key issues for policy and practice in the development of quality services. more...

  • Empowering Practice?by Carol Lupton; Paul Nixon

    Policy Press 1999; US$ 36.95

    This innovative and topical book examines the nature and meaning of 'empowerment' in the child welfare context using the family group conference (FGC) approach to decision making in child welfare and protection as an illustration. The authors evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the FGC approach so that current practice can be improved... more...

  • Knowledge-in-Practice in the Caring Professionsby Heather D'Cruz; Struan Jacobs; Adrian Schoo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 49.95

    Knowledge-in-Practice in the Caring Professions explores the nature and role of knowledge in the practical work of the caring professions. It focuses on knowledge of the practical over the theoretical, looking at the application of theory and the implementation of skill, judgment and discretion. more...

  • The End of Territoriality?by Andreas J. Obermaier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 124.95

    Through analyzing the implementation of a series of European Court of Justice rulings in the key member states of Germany, France and the UK, The End of Territoriality brings the high impact issue of policy changes to the foreground. By drawing extensively on original sources and new material, this volume will be of key interest to those studying and... more...