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  • A New Youth?by Elisabetta Ruspini; Carmen Leccardi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    A New Youth? provides a cross-cultural perspective on the challenges and problems posed by young people's transition to adulthood. The authors address questions such as: What are the experiences of being young in different European countries? What can we learn about the differences of being young in non-European countries? Are young people developing... more...

  • The Disabling State of an Active Societyby Mikael Holmqvist

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Across the traditional welfare states of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada there has been increasing emphasis on 'activation' by the unemployed as a tool for fighting unemployment. The core idea of activation programmes is the integration and empowerment of jobseekers through active work-related measures rather than passive income support.... more...

  • Gender and Well-Beingby Paloma de Villota; John Eriksen; Elisabetta Addis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Provisioning for basic human needs is done in three main kind of institutions: the familial household; the commercial enterprise selling goods and services; the institutions of the Welfare State that provide education, medical care and other goods and personal services to all or to some specific groups of citizens in need. The purpose of this book... more...

  • War, Crime and Refugeesby Anand Prakash

    Aadi Publications 2014; US$ 41.99

    The number of refugees forced to dump their homes and countries in search of safety has significantly increased. At the same time, governments commitment to offering asylum is dwindling, as is their political will to resolve the human rights disasters from which people have fled. There is a crisis in the protection of the human rights of refugees.... more...

  • Essays on Professionsby Robert Dingwall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Over the past 30 years Robert Dingwall has published an influential series of articles on the professions, especially law and medicine. This represents a substantial and coherent body of work in an important sub-discipline of sociology. This volume assembles the best of these writings in one single accessible place. The ten essays are republished... more...

  • Gresfordby Stanley Williamson

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 72.99

    Stanley Williamson's account draws on his own interviews with the bereaved and those involved in the rescue, as well as the reports of the subsequent inquiry and the records of the North Wales Miners' Association. more...

  • Sex Trafficking in the United Statesby Andrea J Nichols

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Sex Trafficking in the United States is a unique exploration of the underlying dynamics of sex trafficking, this comprehensive volume examines the common risk factors for those who become victims, and the barriers they face when they try to leave. It also looks at how and why sex traffickers enter the industry. A chapter on buyers presents what... more...

  • Twilight of the Money Godsby John Rapley

    Simon & Schuster UK 2017; US$ 30.00

    Imagine one day you went to a cash-machine and found your money was gone. You rushed to your branch, where a teller said that overnight people had stopped believing in money, and it all vanished. Seem incredible? It happened, and it could happen again. Twilight of the Money Gods  is the story of economics , told not as the science it strove to... more...

  • Long-term Care for the Elderly in Europeby Bent Greve

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Long-term care is an increasingly important issue in many contemporary welfare states around the globe given ageing populations. This ground-breaking book provides detailed case studies of 11 EU-member states’ welfare regimes within Europe to show how welfare states organize, structures and deliver long-term care and whether there is a social investment... more...

  • Experiments in Democracyby J. Benjamin Hurlbut

    Columbia University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    Human embryo research touches upon strongly felt moral convictions, and it raises such deep questions about the promise and perils of scientific progress that debate over its development has become a moral and political imperative. From in vitro fertilization to embryonic stem cell research, cloning, and gene editing, Americans have repeatedly struggled... more...