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  • Society at a Glanceby OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 33.00

    Social problems rarely have a single cause. For example, tackling social exclusion involves simultaneously addressing barriers to labour market integration, health problems and low education. Coping with an ageing society requires new approaches to health care and employment, as well as to pensions. Social indicators provide the broad perspective needed... more...

  • What Are You Optimistic About?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online salon, recently asked more than 150 high-powered scientific thinkers to answer a vital question for our frequently... more...

  • Deconstructing Pierre Bourdieuby Jeannine Verdes-Leroux

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 28.95

    World-famous in sociology and philosophy circles, Pierre Bourdieu has been untouchable - until now. Witty, sharp and rigorous, author Verdes-Lerroux paints a highly charged portrait, denouncing his militancy, hypocrisy, elitism and shallowness. more...

  • New Modes of Governance in Activation Policies - 1by Rik van Berkel; Vando Borghi

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    This e-book is the first of a set of two special issues on new modes of governance in activation policies. Nowadays, the concept of "governance" is widely used by social scientists from a variety of disciplines. Reforming governance has become a part of the strategies that governments develop to cope with processes of social change. This... more...

  • New Modes of Governance in Activation Policies - 2by Rik van Berkel; Vando Borghi

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 199.00

    This is the second e-book of the International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy dedicated to the discussion and analysis of the introduction of new modes of governance in activation or reintegration policies. While the introduction of the previous issue focused on the concepts of "governance" and "activation", their multiple... more...

  • Who Benefits from Global Violence and Warby Marc Pilisuk

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 50.00

    Provides a detailed description of violence that flows from a social order that requires war, poverty and injustice, herntifying institutions and people who propel this system while hiding their power from the masses. more...

  • Clinical Topics in Addictionby Ed Day

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists 2007; US$ 48.00

    This work brings together 23 papers from the College's popular journal 'Advances in Psychiatric Treatment', which are then updated to give systematic, authoritative and well-referenced accounts of key clinical topics relating to substance misuse. It includes papers on various substances of misuse: opioids, stimulants, hallucinogens, alcohol and nicotine.... more...

  • Competence in Social Work Practiceby Kieran O'Hagan; Beverley Burke; Derek Clifford; Dorota Iwaniec; Gerry Heery

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2007; US$ 34.95

    This practical text book covers all areas of the National Occupational Standards Framework including social work ethics, residential care practice, child protection, risk analysis and protecting adults with learning difficulties. Numerous case studies effectively convey competent practice in social work practice. more...

  • Social Capitalby John Field

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The term ?social capital? is a way of defining the intangible resources of community, shared values and trust upon which we draw in daily life. It has achieved considerable international currency across the social sciences through the very different work of Pierre Bourdieu in France and James Coleman and Robert Putnam in the United States, and has... more...

  • Institutions of Advanced Societiesby Arnold M. Rose

    University of Minnesota Press 1958; US$ 90.00

    The Institutions of Advanced Societies was first published in 1958. By perceiving the similarities and differences between various societies, social scientists are better able to understand the complexities of social structure itself. This volume makes a substantial contribution to the field of comparative sociology by providing sociological descriptions... more...