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  • Radical social work todayby Michael Lavalette

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 36.95

    To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the seminal text Radical Social Work (1975), this volume has been compiled to explore the radical tradition within social work and assess its legacy, relevance and prospects. It is essential reading for undergraduate and postgraduates studying social work, as well as social work academics and researchers. more...

  • Adult social careby Iain Ferguson; Michael Lavalette

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    An historical overview of adult social care that locates the roots of the current crisis in the under-valuing of older people and adults with disabilities and in the marketisation of social care over the past two decades. more...

  • Social work in extremisby Michael Lavalette; Vasilios Ioakimidis

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    This important book looks at social work responses in different countries to extreme social, economic and political situations including war situations, military regimes, earthquakes and tsunamis. more...

  • Social Policyby Michael Lavalette; Alan Pratt

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 46.00

    The revised and updated Third Edition of this widely adopted textbook provides students with the essential tools to gain a clear understanding of the theoretical debates surrounding the discipline. New areas of consideration cover citizenship, post-structuralism, the politics of food and globalization. Student exercises and reading lists feature... more...

  • Class Struggle and Social Welfareby Michael Lavalette; Gerry Mooney

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    For too long the collective struggles of the oppressed over welfare provision and welfare settlement have been ignored, yet such struggles punctuate recent British history. By presenting a series of case-studies of episodes of collective action from the field of social policy and social welfare, Class Struggle and Welfare aims to rediscover this... more...

  • Adult social careby Iain Ferguson; Michael Lavalette

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 119.00

    An historical overview of adult social care that locates the roots of the current crisis in the under-valuing of older people and adults with disabilities and in the marketisation of social care over the past two decades. more...

  • Race, Racism and Social Workby Michael Lavalette; Laura Penketh

    Policy Press 2013; US$ 42.95

    Lavalette and Penketh reveal that racism towards Britain’s ethnic minority groups has undergone a process of change and affirm the importance of social work to address issues of ‘race’ and racism in education and training, presenting a critical review of a demanding aspect of social work practice. more...

  • Globalisation, Global Justice and Social Workby Iain Ferguson; Michael Lavalette; Elisabeth Whitmore

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 61.95

    Globalization has become a seemingly unstoppable force over recent decades and, in its wake, global notions of social justice have developed in response to its negative aspects. Neo-liberal economic policies have been a key element in the wider process of globalization, and these policies have had a profound impact on welfare provision and the shape... more...

  • Rethinking Welfareby Iain Ferguson; Michael Lavalette; Gerry Mooney

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 50.00

    `I would encourage undergraduates students to read it, for it does summarise well a classical Marxist analysis of social policy and welfare' - Social Policy he anti-capitalist movement is increasingly challenging the global hegemony of neo-liberalism. The arguments against the neo-liberal agenda are clearly articulated in Rethinking Welfare... more...

  • Children, Welfare and the Stateby Barry Goldson; Michael Lavalette; Jim McKechnie

    SAGE Publications 2002; US$ 39.00

    This interdisciplinary text provides an accessible introduction to childhood studies. The text reviews and critiques contemporary theories of childhood, and gives a clear introduction to key areas of child-related policies. more...

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