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  • Developments in Swedish Social Policyby Dr Arthur Gould

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    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$ 149.00

    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$ 174.00

    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$ 50.00

    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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 163.00

    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...

  • Cannabis: A Historyby Martin Booth

    Transworld 2011; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • What's Tha Up To?by Martyn Johnson

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.63

    "I?ve turned boys into men and policemen into coppers," said the Sergeant. "Policemen have got brains, but coppers, they?ve got brains and common sense."' No two days were ever the same for bobby on the beat PC Johnson. Whether he was chasing unlikely coal thieves, tracking down peacocks gone AWOL or investigating mysterious flying saucers over Sheffield,... more...

  • Understand Counselling: Teach Yourselfby Aileen Milne

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; Not Available

    Understand Counselling will give you a clear understanding of the main counselling theories and help you develop vital counselling skills. It will introduce you to the three main branches of counselling - psychodynamic therapy, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy - and familiarize you with the key features of each one. Whether... more...

  • Discover Counselling: Flashby Aileen Milne

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; Not Available

    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...

  • AIDS Policy in Ugandaby John Kinsman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book presents a history of AIDS control in Uganda, from the start of the epidemic in the early 1980s up until 2005. Uganda is well known internationally as an AIDS 'success story', both for its bringing down HIV incidence and prevalence over the 1990s, and for its innovative approach to scaling up the provision of antiretroviral therapy. more...