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  • Housing and the New Welfare Stateby Richard Groves; Alan Murie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The changing nature and significance of housing provision within welfare states is considered in this timely book. With housing playing an increasingly important role in welfare provision, the new welfare state emerging in different parts of the world is being developed in the context of individual asset accumulation and the private ownership of housing.... more...

  • Media, Policy and Interactionby William Housley; Richard Fitzgerald

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Situated within the field of discourse-oriented approaches to policy and media, this collection explores the interface between government, media and the public, highlighting the increasing importance placed on media channelled 'public opinion' as part of a democratic process. The authors use a variety of discourse analytic methods including CA/MCA,... more...

  • Going it Alone?by Martina Klett-Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Are lone mothers 'going it alone' in late modernity? In this fascinating work, Martina Klett-Davies examines how women negotiate lone motherhood in Britain and Germany. She draws on interviews with 70 unmarried lone mothers living on state benefits in inner city areas to examine the complexity and diversity of their lives, the ways in which they try... more...

  • Persistent Young Offendersby David Lobley; David Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Based on some of the most interesting research of the last ten years, this book discusses effective practice in work with persistent young offenders. It contrasts two major evaluations of projects for juvenile offenders, one of which was successful and the other less so. The projects, Freagarrach and CueTen, were funded by The Scottish Office and the... more...

  • Statistics for Human Service Evaluationby Reginald O. York

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 72.00

    Statistics for Human Service Evaluation by Reginald O. York is a practical book that shows how both Excel® and SPSS® can be used for analyzing data for human service evaluation. Assuming no prior instruction for statistics, the text utilizes a “learn by doing” approach: readers see the use of statistics demonstrated and then are encouraged to apply... more...

  • Play in Healthcare for Adultsby Alison Tonkin; Julia Whitaker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 56.95

    PLAY. We all do it: wordplay, love play, role-play; we play cards, play sport, play the fool, and play around. And that’s just the grown-ups! It features in every aspect of our lives, whether we call it by that or another name. We all do it, but why do we do it? What does it mean to play and what, if any, difference does it make to our lives? Most... more...

  • Redistributing Happiness: How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfactionby Hiroshi Ono; Kristen Lee

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 48.00

    The conventional recipe for happiness has long included money, marriage, and parenthood as basic ingredients. What research is telling us, however, is that these elements don't relate to happiness in quite the way we might expect them to. Redistributing Happiness: How Social Policies Shape Life Satisfaction explores the factors that determine "life... more...

  • Substance Use Disorders and Addictionsby Keith J. Morgen

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 78.00

    Based on a decade of research and theory, Substance Use Disorders and Addictions examines co-occurring psychiatric disorders as the norm with substance use disorders and addictions. With more than 20 years of experience in the field as a clinician, a researcher, a program developer, and an instructor, Keith Morgen encourages a holistic approach to... more...

  • Essentials of Human Behaviorby Elizabeth D. Hutchison

    SAGE Publications 2016; US$ 96.00

    Essentials of Human Behavior combines Elizabeth D. Hutchison’s two-volume Dimensions of Human Behavior to present a multidimensional framework for understanding human behavior. Integrating person, environment, and the life course, this best-selling text leverages its hallmark case studies and balanced breadth and depth of coverage to help readers... more...

  • Child Welfare in the United Statesby PhD MSW Sylvia Mignon

    Springer Publishing Company 2016; US$ 79.99

    Provides a balanced critical analysis of the child welfare system along with promising innovations Distinguished by its critical perspective, this book delivers a balanced and comprehensive examination of the child welfare system in the United States today. In a clear and accessible style, it outlines key issues, reviews the history of the child... more...