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  • Social Policy for Children and Familiesby Jeffrey M. Mark) Jenson; Mark W. Fraser

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 59.00

    The Third Edition of Jeffrey M. Jenson and Mark W. Fraser’s award-winning text, Social Policy for Children and Families , offers new evidence that a public health framework based on ecological theory and principles of risk, protection, and resilience is essential for the successful design and implementation of social policy. Written in a conversational,... more...

  • American Hungerby Eli Saslow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 1.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing food stamp program.... more...

  • Cop in the Hoodby Peter Moskos

    Princeton University Press 2009; Not Available

    When Harvard-trained sociologist Peter Moskos left the classroom to become a cop in Baltimore's Eastern District, he was thrust deep into police culture and the ways of the street--the nerve-rattling patrols, the thriving drug corners, and a world of poverty and violence that outsiders never see. In Cop in the Hood , Moskos reveals the truths he... more...

  • A Culture of Fearby M.A. and Melinda Murphy LMFT Julian J. Dominguez

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    A Culture of Fear takes readers inside the largest child protective services agency in the country, Los Angeles County’s Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). Julian J. Dominguez and Melinda Murphy, current and former DCFS employees, respectively, expose some of the most serious deficiencies of the agency. They detail systemic core issues... more...

  • Innovation and Culture in Public Servicesby Steven DeMello; Peder Inge Furseth

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    There is a growing trend toward the integration of public and private entities in the delivery of public services. This book aims to improve the ability to innovate successfully in large-scale public/private endeavors. The authors develop an underpinning theory of innovation, and extend it to address key issues in public/private collaboration. As an... more...

  • Caring for Older People in Taiwanby Cheng Chi-Wei; Christine Bigby

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2016; US$ 199.95

    During the past ten years, the Taiwanese government has invested more than US $9.3 Billion in aged care policies. The Building Communtiy Care Centres Practice Plan was one of these policies which led to the establishment of 1,805 community care centres (CCCs) in 2013. more...

  • The Undesirablesby Mark Isaacs

    Hardie Grant Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    When it comes to asylum seekers on Nauru, we learn only what the Australian government wants us to know. In the wake of The Nauru Files, see eyewitness accounts of what is happening inside the Nauru detention centre through The Undesirables. Mark Isaacs went to work inside the Nauru detention centre in 2012. As a Salvation Army employee, he provided... more...

  • The Economics of Mental Health Careby Ruth F.G Williams; Doessel

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 35.89

    This title was first published in 2001. This original study of mental health care presents a conceptual approach to the nature of the industry’s multiple outputs. It pays special attention to the economic role of government, and also uses conventional economic theory to analyze the fact that the needs and wants of people with mental illnesses and their... more...

  • Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societiesby Asghar Zaidi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 65.39

    Well-Being of Older People in Ageing Societies poses answers to the question of how we can measure and conceptualize the well-being of older people. It focuses on the future research agenda and policy reforms that will be necessary to maintain a decent well-being for older people, given the context of our ageing populations. This book draws on longitudinal... more...

  • Police in Africaby Jan Beek; Mirco Göpfert; Olly Owen; Johnny Steinberg

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 30.99

    Often overlooked by journalists and scholars, the police forces of the African continents are a significant and little-studied phenomenon. This book seeks to redress that lacuna. The studies span the continent, from South Africa to Sierra Leone, keeping a strong ethnographic focus on police officers and their work. more...