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  • A New Youth?by Elisabetta Ruspini; Carmen Leccardi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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...

  • Community-Based Psychological First Aidby Gerard A Jacobs

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 59.95

    Community-Based Psychological First Aid: A Practical Guide to Helping Individuals and Communities during Difficult Times presents a practical method for helping those in need in difficult times. No advanced training in psychology is needed to use it. Injuries from disasters, terrorist events, and civil unrest are not just physical. These events... more...

  • Gresfordby Stanley Williamson

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    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...

  • Researching Social and Economic Changeby David Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 70.95

    In this user-friendly introduction, European and American experts in the field join forces to explain what panel studies can achieve and to illustrate some of the potential pitfalls in the construction and analysis of panel data. Household panel studies provide one of the most significant national and international resources for analysing social and... more...

  • A Million Little Piecesby James Frey

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    At the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using... more...

  • Affluenzaby Clive Hamilton; Richard Denniss

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 22.68

    The Western world is in the grip of a consumerism that is unique in human history. We overwork, we spend huge amounts on things we never use, then we chuck them out. The author of the bestselling Growth Fetish pries into our wardrobes, kitchens and backyards, and shows us what choice really means. more...