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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00

    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...

  • Gender and Sexuality in Indiaby Salla Sariola

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Between the Social and the Spatialby Katrien De Boyser; Caroline Dewilde; Danielle Dierckx

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 134.95

    Research in both urban governance and European poverty measurement has developed independently of each other. This book brings together these different bodies of literature on the intersection of spatial and social exclusion, by providing a state-of-the art review written by internationally recognized experts who critically reflect on the theoretical... more...

  • Dirty Workby Glen McNamara

    New Holland Publishers (Australia) 2010; US$ 14.95

    This is a hard hitting story about the fight for justice by one lone policeman in a sea of corruption. more...

  • Towards a New Poverty Agenda in Asiaby Arjan de Haan

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 39.95

    This book describes the role of social policy in the context of globalization and rapidly changing economies and societies in Asia. It compares the social policy experience of a number of countries with a focus on East Asian (China, Indonesia, Vietnam), and South Asian (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) models and experiences. Over the last decade, particularly... more...

  • Children of the Lucky Country?by Fiona Stanley; Margot Prior; Sue Richardson

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2007; US$ 22.72

    We're all concerned for our children?their health, happiness and development. Yet despite living in a society where we've come to expect increasing economic prosperity and technical advancement, many key indicators of the health, well being and development of our children are not improving, and some are worsening. And with economic growth and increasing... more...

  • Cash-for-Childcareby Jorma Sipila; Katja Repo; Tapio Rissanen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    This insightful book examines the meaning of, and impacts on, cash-for-care systems for mothers of small children. The contributors present a comprehensive overview of the major political and economic contradictions, theoretical debates concerning cash-for-care, and explore the possibility of implementing it into the social policy system. In social... more...