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  1. Social Policy After the Financial Crisis

    Social Policy After the Financial Crisis

    Ian Greener
    Incorporating insights from political economy and behavioural psychology, this radical book provides an up-to-date account of the dilemmas facing social policy this decade: where did we go wrong, and what we can do about it? Learn More
    May 2018   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  2. Moving Beyond Barriers

    Moving Beyond Barriers

    Edited by Sandra Seubert, Marcel Hoogenboom, Trudie Knijn, Sybe de Vries, Frans van Waarden
    This book identifies, analyses and compares a variety of possible ‘barriers’ to the exercise of European citizenship and discusses ways to move beyond these barriers. It contributes in a multi-disciplinary way to a highly topical issue and offers new perspectives on EU citizenship in the sense that it critically analyses concepts of citizenship, the way EU citizenship is politically, legally and socially institutionalized, and elaborates alternatives to the current paths of realizing EU citizenship. Learn More
    May 2018   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  3. Reconsidering EU Citizenship

    Reconsidering EU Citizenship

    Edited by Sandra Seubert, Oliver Eberl, Frans van Waarden
    25 years after the introduction of EU citizenship this book reconsiders its contradictions and constraints as well as promises and prospects. Analyzing a disputed concept and evaluating its implementation and social effects Reconsidering EU Citizenship contributes to the lively debate on European and transnational citizenship. It offers new insights for the ongoing theoretical debates on the future of EU citizenship – a future that will be determined by the transformative path the EU is going to take vis à vis the centrifugal forces of the current economic and political crisis. Learn More
    April 2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  4. Citizenship in Segmented Societies

    Citizenship in Segmented Societies

    Edited by Francis Cheneval, Mónica Ferrin
    European Union citizenship is increasingly relevant in the context of both the refugee crisis and Brexit, yet the issue of citizenship is neither new nor unique to the EU. Using historical, political and sociological perspectives, the authors explore varied experiences of combining multiple identities into a single sense of citizenship. Cases are taken from Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. These examples of communities being successfully incorporated into one entity are exceptionally useful for addressing the challenges facing the EU today. Learn More
    March 2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  5. EU Citizenship and Social Rights

    EU Citizenship and Social Rights

    Edited by Frans Pennings, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
    In the 1990s, the Maastricht Treaty introduced the right to free movement for EU citizens. In practice, however, there are substantial barriers to making use of this right, particularly to integration and to accessing the social and welfare rights available. This is particularly true when it comes to accessing social rights, such as social assistance, housing benefit, study grants and health care. This book provides a detailed description and thorough analysis of these barriers, in both law and practice. Learn More
    March 2018   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  6. The Home

    The Home

    Edited by Antonio Argandoña
    In the first major work to take the home as a center of analysis for global social problems, experts from a variety of fields reveal the multidimensional reality of the home and its role in societies worldwide. This unique book serves as a basis for action by proposing global legislative, political and institutional initiatives with the home in mind. Learn More
    March 2018   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  7. Handbook on In-Work Poverty

    Handbook on In-Work Poverty

    Edited by Henning Lohmann, Ive Marx
    There has been a rapid global expansion of academic and policy attention focusing on in-work poverty, illustrating that across the world there are increasing numbers of people who could be described as the ‘working poor’. Taking a global and multi-disciplinary perspective, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of current research at the intersection between work and poverty. Learn More
    January 2018   Hardback Price: $ 290.00   Web: $ 261.00
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  8. The Evolution of Social Innovation

    The Evolution of Social Innovation

    Edited by Frances Westley, Katherine McGowan, Ola Tjörnbo
    In a time where governments and civil society organizations are putting ever-greater stock in social innovation as a route to transformation, understanding what characterizes social innovation with transformative potential is important. Exciting and promising ideas seem to die out as often as they take flight, and market mechanisms, which go a long way towards contributing to successful technical innovations, play an insignificant role in social innovations. The cases in this book explore the evolution of successful social innovation through time, from the ideas which catalysed social and system entrepreneurs to create new processes, platforms, projects and programs to fundamental social shifts in culture, economics, laws and policies which occurred as a result. In doing so, the authors shed light on how to recognize transformative potential in the early stage innovations we see today. Learn More
    December 2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  9. Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times

    Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times

    Edited by Hans-Uwe Otto, Valerie Egdell, Jean-Michel Bonvin, Roland Atzmüller
    Following the 2008 economic crisis, the situation for young people deteriorated dramatically in many European countries. Employment and training opportunities have reduced, and levels of poverty and social exclusion have increased. This book evaluates both institutional frameworks and programmes as well as the quantitative and qualitative basis of judgements in European youth policies that dominate current strategies. This book evaluates both institutional frameworks and programmes as well as the quantitative and qualitative basis of judgements in European youth policies. Learn More
    December 2017   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  10. Social Services Disrupted

    Social Services Disrupted

    Edited by Flavia Martinelli, Anneli Anttonen Anttonen, Margitta Mätzke
    This book revives the discussion on public social services and their redesign, with a focus on services relating to care and the social inclusion of vulnerable groups, providing rich information on the changes that occurred in the organisation and supply of public social services over the last thirty years in different European places and service fields. Despite the persisting variety in social service models, three shared trends emerge: public sector disengagement, ‘vertical re-scaling’ of authority and ‘horizontal re-mix’ in the supply system. The consequences of such changes are evaluated from different perspectives – governance, social and territorial cohesion, labour market, gender – and are eventually deemed ‘disruptive’ in both economic and social terms. The policy implications of the restructuring are also explored. This title will be Open Access on Elgaronline.com. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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  11. Technology and the Future of Work

    Technology and the Future of Work

    Bent Greve
    Changes in the labour market demand new solutions to mitigate the potentially dramatic wiping away of jobs, and this important book offers both analysis and suggestions for change. Bent Greve provides a systematic and vigorous assessment of the impact of new technology on the labour market and welfare states, including comprehensive analysis of the sharing and platform economies, new types of inequality and trends of changes in the labour market. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  12. Handbook of European Social Policy

    Handbook of European Social Policy

    Edited by Patricia Kennett, Noemi Lendvai-Bainton
    This Handbook will comprise of 29 original pieces from key contributors to the field of European social policy. It is intended to capture the ‘state of the art’ in European social policy and to generate and contribute to debates on the the future of European social policy in the 21st Century. It will be a comprehensive and authoritative resource for research and teaching covering themes and policy areas including social exclusion, pensions, education, children and family, as well as mobility and migration, multiculturalism, and climate change. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 255.00   Web: $ 229.50
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  13. Social Inequality Across the Generations

    Social Inequality Across the Generations

    Edited by Jani Erola, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen
    Social Inequality Across the Generations provides an innovative perspective on social stratification studies by advancing the theoretical and empirical case for the influence of resource compensation. It examines whether resource compensation is a successful mechanism for social mobility, contrasting it against competing types of resource accumulation such as multiplication. This book is the first to cover extensively the role of compensation in intergenerational attainment – a new and rapidly spreading concept in stratification research. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  14. Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation

    Handbook of Social Policy Evaluation

    Edited by Bent Greve
    This Handbook uses methodologies and cases to discover how and when to evaluate social policy, and looks at the possible impacts of evaluation on social policy decisions. The contributors present a detailed analysis on how to conduct social policy evaluation, how to be aware of pitfalls and dilemmas and how to use evidence effectively. Learn More
    2017   Hardback Price: $ 315.00   Web: $ 283.50
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  15. Advanced Introduction to Social Policy

    Advanced Introduction to Social Policy

    Daniel Béland, Rianne Mahon
    Advanced Introduction to Social Policy offers a concise overview of the field that takes newer realities into account, without rejecting the insights found in the traditional social policy canon. Daniel Béland and Rianne Mahon draw on both classic and contemporary theories to illuminate the broad processes that are putting pressure on existing social policy arrangements and raising new research questions. These processes provide the canvass against which the authors assess the social policy implications of changing gender relations, the increasing salience of ethnic diversity, and the growing importance of the Global South as a site of social policy innovation. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  16. Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality

    Models of Secondary Education and Social Inequality

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi
    From an international comparative perspective, this third book in the prestigious eduLIFE Lifelong Learning series provides a thorough investigation into how social inequalities arise during individuals’ secondary schooling careers. Paying particular attention to the role of social origin and prior performance, it focuses on tracking and differentiation in secondary schooling examining the short- and long-term effects on inequality of opportunities. It looks at ways in which differentiation in secondary education might produce and reproduce social inequalities in educational opportunities and educational attainment. The international perspective allows illuminating comparison in light of the different models, rules and procedures that regulate admission selection and learning in different countries. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  17. The Politics and Policy of Wellbeing

    The Politics and Policy of Wellbeing

    Ian Bache, Louise Reardon
    Government interest in wellbeing as an explicit goal of public policy has increased significantly in recent years, leading to new developments in measuring wellbeing and initiatives aimed specifically at enhancing wellbeing. This book provides the first theoretically informed account of the rise and significance of this agenda, drawing on the multiple streams approach, to consider whether wellbeing can be described as ‘an idea whose time has come’. It reflects on developments across the globe and provides a detailed comparative analysis of two political arenas: the UK and the EU. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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    February 2018   Paperback Price: $ 34.95   Web: $ 27.96
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  18. Exploring Inequality in Europe

    Exploring Inequality in Europe

    Edited by Martin Heidenreich
    Europe has become a dominant frame for the generation, regulation and perception of social inequalities. This trend was solidified by the current economic crisis, which is characterized by increasing inequalities between central and peripheral countries and groups. By analysing the double polarization between winners and losers of the crisis, the segmentation of labour markets and the perceived quality of life in Europe, this book contributes to a better understanding of patterns and dynamics of inequality in an integrated Europe. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  19. Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context

    Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context

    Kati Kuitto
    This is the first book providing a comprehensive and systematic empirical assessment of the post-communist welfare states in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of their Western European counterparts. Based on the classical typologies of welfare regimes, the study systematically compares 26 European welfare states across three empirical dimensions. This way, the book sheds light on the hybrid patterns of welfare policies in post-communist countries, as they have emerged after the period of transformation, and discusses their future challenges. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  20. Trust, Social Capital and the Scandinavian Welfare State

    Trust, Social Capital and the Scandinavian Welfare State

    Gunnar L.H. Svendsen, Gert T. Svendsen
    Denmark exemplifies the puzzle of socio-economic success in Scandinavia. Populations are thriving despite the world’s highest levels of tax and generous social benefits. Denmark would appear to be a land of paradise for free-riders and those who want ‘money for nothing’. However, the national personality is characterized both by cooperation in everyday life and the numerous ‘hard-riders’ who make extraordinary contributions. Applying Bourdieuconomics, the authors focus on contemporary case studies to explain how social capital and trust are used to counteract free-riding and enable the flight of the Scandinavian welfare state ‘bumblebee’. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 99.95   Web: $ 89.96
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