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  • The Age of Dignityby Ai-jen Poo

    New Press, The 2015;

    By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today?s 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component... more...

  • Body Countby Peter Gill

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 10.65

    With 20 million dead and another 40 million infected, AIDS is the world's worst epidemic, but the catastrophe could have been prevented. This book shows how millions could have been saved and many millions more infections could have been prevented if the world had responded properly to the crisis. Peter Gill reveals how politicians and religious leaders... more...

  • First World, Third Worldby William Ryrie

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 67.00

    This new updated and extended edition of First World, Third World examines the failures of aid to eliminate poverty. The world development effort can claim only limited success, and in some parts of the world, especially Africa, failure must be recognised. William Ryrie, while starting from a position of sympathy with the aims of the aid effort,... more...

  • Truth, Lies, and Public Healthby Madelon Lubin Finkel

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Reveals how most often research findings have been misused, mininterpreted or misunderstood, resulting in flawed public health policy. more...

  • Good Practice in Safeguarding Childrenby Liz Hughes; Hilary Owen; Dipti Aistrop; Flora Bandele; Jeff Boxer

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book draws together contributors' experiences of working with safeguarding children on a broad range of issues, including neglect, trafficked children, parents with learning difficulties and child protection supervision. The contributors discuss current dilemmas in safeguarding children work and provide models of good practice. more...

  • The Role of International Organizations in Social Policyby R. Ervik

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Illustrates how welfare policy is shaped by the interplay between national and international policymakers. This book focuses on the role of ideas rather than revisiting the more commonly discussed economic and technological issues associated with internationalization of welfare policy. more...

  • Individualization and the Delivery of Welfare Servicesby Anna Yeatman; Gary Wayne Dowsett; Dr Michael Fine; Diane Gursansky

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    The conception of welfare services has changed to consider the more specialized needs of individual users or consumers. This book examines the contradictions and complexities of contemporary individualized welfare services, with special reference to service groups who are deeply dependent on service delivery for their quality of life more...

  • Blue Pawsby Matt McCredie

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2009; US$ 14.95

    Blue Paws is a rollicking true-life tale of a canine hero and his handler who catch crooks for a living. more...

  • 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...

  • Gender and Sexuality in Indiaby Salla Sariola

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This book offers a detailed analysis of the experiences of sex workers in India. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, the book describes the lives of sex workers, drawing out themes of agency; notions of gender and sexuality; and women?s engagement with the HIV ?industry?. The analysis provides a novel critique of the medicalised focus of HIV prevention... more...