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Poverty

  • Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kongby Nicole Gurran; Nick Gallent; Rebecca L.H. Chiu

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In recent years many nations have asked why not enough housing is being built or, when it is built, why it isn't of the highest quality or in the best, most sustainable, locations. Politics, Planning and Housing Supply in Australia, England and Hong Kong examines the politics and planning of new homes in three very different settings, but with... more...

  • Social Policy and Planning for the 21st Centuryby Donald G. Reid

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The greatest problems facing humanity today are climate change, poverty, and the increasing separation between the rich and poor. The aim of this book is to examine the social constructions that have led to these breakdowns, and provide potential solutions that are based on a fundamental change in the structure of society and the values on which a... more...

  • Hillbilly Elegyby J. D. Vance

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A riveting book."? The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."?David Brooks, á New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerfuláaccount of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader,áprobing look at the struggles of America?s white working class Hillbilly Elegy... more...

  • Global Povertyby Andy Sumner

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    An in-depth analysis of the global poverty 'problem' and how it is framed and understood. The volume questions existing theories of the causes of global poverty and argues that global poverty is gradually becoming a question of national distribution. more...

  • Integrated Care in Actionby Robin Miller; Hilary Brown; Catherine Mangan

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2016; US$ 39.95

    Integration is now a key expectation within the delivery of health and social care services in the UK and internationally. However, it still remains difficult to achieve and sustain in practice. Based on learning from successful, and unsuccessful, integrated care initiatives, this book is an invaluable guide for those responsible for leading, managing... more...

  • China's Transition from Socialism?: Statist Legacies and Market Reforms, 1980-90by Dorothy J. Solinger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    The essays in this volume address the industrial, commercial, urban and regional reforms of China's planned economy during the 1980s. The emphasis is on the dominating institutional and bureaucratic presence of the state even as it sought to loosen the pre-1979 vertically structured centralised command system and to introduce some market principles... more...

  • Slumming Itby Fabian Frenzel

    Zed Books 2016; US$ 29.95

    Fabian Frenzel looks at the growing phenomenon of 'slum tourism' and considers its limitations and potential in tackling inequality throughout the global south. more...

  • Summary of Evictedby . Instaread

    Instaread 2016; US$ 2.99

    Summary of Evicted by Michael Desmond | Includes Analysis Preview: Matthew Desmond?s Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City is a sociological study of evictions, housing, and homelessness in Milwaukee. The book follows the lives of a number of tenants and landlords in order to examine how access to housing affects the poor. Desmond... more...

  • Hogs Wildby Ian Frazier

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    "A master of both distilled insight and utter nonsense" ( The Believer ), Ian Frazier is one of the most gifted chroniclers of contemporary America. Hogs Wild assembles a decade's worth of his finest essays and reportage, and demonstrates the irrepressible passions and artful digressions that distinguish his enduring body of work. Part muckraker,... more...

  • Accommodating differenceby David Clapham

    Policy Press 2016; US$ 42.95

    This important book explores the impact of different forms of policy and practice on the lives of vulnerable people, arguing for a flexible policy approach that places people in control of their own lives and creates housing options that effectively improve the wellbeing of those who live in them. more...