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  • Just Doing My Jobby James Knight

    Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 23.48

    JUST DOING MY JOB is a journey into the lives of the men and women behind the uniform - the cops, firies and ambos. It is an exploration of humanity and the human spirit. Imagine what it must be like to attend a fatal accident in which you know the victim; or to pull a baby out of a fire who is dressed in the same style of pyjamas that your child... more...

  • Discover Counselling: Flashby Aileen Milne

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 9.39

    The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Discover Counselling is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to counselling and and how to make it work for you. In just 96 pages, the reader will discover the main approaches, from... more...

  • New Challenges for UNICEFby Yves Beigbeder

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 138.00

    UNICEF, the UN Children's Fund, is renowned for its efficiency in both rich and poor countries. Created as a humanitarian agency, it is now one of the international development institutions concerned with children and mothers. The book relates the creation of UNICEF, the evolution of its programmes, its structure and finances, its work in health, nutrition,... more...

  • WTO, Globalization and China's Health Care Systemby Dr Mei-Ling Wang; Dr Shuo Zhang; Professor Xiaowan Wang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 150.00

    This book considers the key sectors of China's health care system after its entrance into the WTO, including the pharmaceutical industry, health insurance services, and hospitals in terms of policies, legal framework and market potential. It offers a critical analysis of the impact of the WTO and globalization on China's health care. more...

  • Developments in Swedish Social Policyby Dr Arthur Gould

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 155.00

    For many decades, Sweden was seen as a model welfare state. Only with the onset of economic problems in the 1990s have successive governments felt compelled to curb social spending and abandon the goal of full employment. This book is about the changes introduced and the political, institutional and cultural resistance they encountered. Detailed accounts... more...

  • Stakeholding and New labourby Dr Rajiv Prabhakar

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 142.00

    In Stakeholding and New Labour , Rajiv Prabhakar examines two core claims. Firstly, that stakeholding furnishes the centre-left with a set of 'Third Way' principles of public policy that differ from those previously deployed by the Labour and Conservative parties. Secondly, Prabhakar contends that while explicit references to stakeholding have been... more...

  • Spanish Society after Francoby Dr S.P. Mangen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    Spanish Society After Franco investigates the origins of collective social welfare from the early nineteenth century, to set the context for an analysis of contemporary social policy from the perspective of economic and political trends since the transition of democracy in the mid-1970s. The review of policy evolution is complemented by an examination... more...

  • Loneliness in Later Lifeby Dr Hamilton B. Gibson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 48.00

    Loneliness in Later Life concerns the personal and social changes associated with ageing, a topic which is becoming increasingly popular as the number of those in the Third Age themselves reaches unprecedented levels. It analyses the nature of loneliness, clearly distinguishing it from the experience of solitary living, which in its turn is explored,... more...

  • Cannabis: A Historyby Martin Booth

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.54

    To some it's antisocial anathema, to others it is a harmless way to relax, or provides relief from crippling pain. Some fear it is a dangerous drug that leads to 'reefer madness' and addiction; to others still it is a legal anomaly and should be decriminalized. Whatever the viewpoint, and by whatever name it is known, cannabis - or marijuana, hashish,... more...

  • Emotional Life and the Politics of Welfareby Paul Hoggett; Jo Campling

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 155.00

    Social policy and political theory are based upon rationalist models of the human subject. Drawing particularly upon contemporary Kleinian and feminist political theory the author explores the powerful role that emotions such as love, hate and fear play in the development of the human subject. From this base the book then examines a range of contemporary... more...