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  1. The Politics of Structural Reforms

    The Politics of Structural Reforms

    Edited by Hideko Magara, Stefano Sacchi
    For countries undertaking economic or political reform the case of Italy and Japan is both highly instructive and sobering. The Politics of Structural Reforms reveals what Italy and Japan gained and lost through a series of social and industrial reforms in the 1990s and 2000s, and why the changes they made in their policies have had little impact in softening the recent economic crisis. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  2. Older Workers in an Ageing Society

    Older Workers in an Ageing Society

    Edited by Philip Taylor
    Prolonging working lives is high on the agenda of policy makers in most of the world’s major industrialized nations. This book explains how they are keen to tackle issues associated with the ageing of populations, namely the funding of pension systems and predictions concerning a dwindling labour supply. Yet the recent history of older workers has primarily been one of premature exit from the labour force in the form of redundancy or early retirement. Add to this a previously plentiful supply of younger labour and it is clear that much of industry will be unprepared for the challenges of ageing workforces. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  3. Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change

    Social Protection, Economic Growth and Social Change

    Edited by James Midgley, David Piachaud
    This highly original and thought-provoking book examines the recent expansion of social protection in China, India, Brazil and South Africa – four countries experiencing rapid economic growth and social change. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  4. Lifelong Learning in Europe

    Lifelong Learning in Europe

    Edited by Ellu Saar, Odd Bjørn Ure, John Holford
    Combining qualitative and quantitative methods in a wide-ranging international comparative study, the book explores how far the EUs lifelong learning agenda has been successful and what factors have limited its ability to reshape national adult and lifelong learning systems. The chapters also look at adults’ participation in formal education, what they see as the obstacles to taking part, and the nature of their demand for learning opportunities. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  5. Social Policy in a Developing World

    Social Policy in a Developing World

    Edited by Rebecca Surender, Robert Walker
    This volume provides a critical analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing social protection systems in the global south, and examines current strategies for addressing poverty and welfare needs in the region. In particular, the text explores the extent to which the analytic models and concepts for the study of social policy in the industrialised North are relevant in a developing country context. The volume analyses the various institutions, actors, instruments and mechanisms involved in the welfare arrangements of developing countries and provides a study of the contexts, development and future trajectory of social policy in the global South. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  6. Government, Governance and Welfare Reform

    Government, Governance and Welfare Reform

    Edited by Alberto Brugnoli, Alessandro Colombo
    This unique and original book focuses on institutional changes, welfare reforms and transformations in both Britain and Italy over the last three decades. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  7. Growing the Productivity of Government Services

    Growing the Productivity of Government Services

    Patrick Dunleavy, Leandro Carrera
    Productivity is essentially the ratio of an organization’s outputs divided by its inputs. For many years it was treated as always being static in government agencies. In fact productivity in government services should be rising rapidly as a result of digital changes and new management approaches, and it has done so in some agencies. However, Dunleavy and Carrera show for the first time how complex are the factors affecting productivity growth in government organizations – especially management practices, use of IT, organizational culture, strategic mis-decisions and political and policy churn. Learn More
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  8. The Costs of Children

    The Costs of Children

    Edited by David G. Mayes, Mark Thomson
    The expert contributors provide an assessment of how countries can handle the fair allocation of the costs of childcare. They look at the experience within Europe in recent years and show in particular how these interrelate with the objectives of improving income, employment and social inclusion. The book’s conclusion reveals that choice is the key ingredient as families have different views and different degrees of support available from their relatives. Income and social inclusion can provide choice but ironically employment does not always. An employment-based model can sometimes narrow people’s choices, particularly for people on low wages. The major concern is that most existing systems effectively discriminate against mothers. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  9. Social Capital in Europe

    Social Capital in Europe

    Emanuele Ferragina
    The book investigates the determinants of social capital across 85 European regions capturing the renewed interest among social capital theorists for the importance of active secondary groups in supporting the correct functioning of society and its democratic institutions. Robert Putnam merged quantitative and historical analyses, suggesting that the lack of social capital in the south of Italy was mainly due to a peculiar historical development rather than being the product of a mix of structural socio-economic factors, a conclusion that has been the subject of fierce criticism and debate. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Community Co-Production

    Community Co-Production

    Edited by Jane Farmer, Carol Hill, Sarah-Anne Muñoz
    This book addresses a clutch of contemporary societal challenges including: aging demography and the consequent need for extended care in communities; public service provision in an era of retrenching welfare and global financial crises; service provision to rural communities that are increasingly ‘hollowed out’ through lack of working age people; and, how best to engender the development of community social enterprise organizations capable of providing high quality, accessible services. It is packed with information and evidence garnered from research into the environment for developing community social enterprise and co-producing services; how communities react to being asked to co-produce; what to expect in terms of the social enterprises they can produce; and, how to make them happen. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  11. Gendered Lives

    Gendered Lives

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex, Anke C. Plagnol
    The focus of the book is on inequalities in production and reproductive activities, as played out over time and in specific contexts. It examines the different forms that gendered lives take in the household and the workplace, and explores how gender equalities may be promoted in a changing world. Gendered Lives offers many novel and sometimes unexpected findings that contribute to new understandings of not only the causes of gender inequalities but also the ongoing implications for economic well-being and societal integration. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  12. The Big Society Debate

    The Big Society Debate

    Edited by Armine Ishkanian, Simon Szreter
    The book is divided into two sections, history and policy, which together provide readers with a historically grounded, internationally informed, and multidisciplinary analysis of the Big Society policies. The introduction and conclusion tie the strands together, providing a coherent analysis of the key issues in both sections. Various chapters in this study examine the limitations and consider the challenges involved in translating the ideas of the Big Society agenda into practice. Learn More
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  13. Migration in Britain

    Migration in Britain

    Tony Fielding
    Migration in Britain takes a fresh look at the patterns of migration at both the regional and local levels and develops new theoretical frameworks and novel methods to explain these patterns. It anticipates British society and its internal migration flows fifty years hence in the absence of climate change, and comes to judgments about how and in what ways these migration flows might be affected by climate change. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  14. Welfare State, Universalism and Diversity

    Welfare State, Universalism and Diversity

    Edited by Anneli Anttonen, Liisa Häikiö, Kolbeinn Stefánsson
    Welfare State, Universalism and Diversity is a thought-provoking book dealing with key ideas, values and principles of social policies and asking what exactly is meant by universal benefits and policies? Is the time of post-war universalism over? Are universalism and diversity contradictory policy and theory framings? Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 112.00   Web: $ 100.80
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  15. The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

    The Social Economics of Thorstein Veblen

    David Reisman
    Thorstein Veblen was a multidisciplinary social scientist whose original insights continue to inspire debate. Rather than focusing on allocation, markets and scarcity, his perspective on economics was rather one of Darwinian evolution and perpetual development, unfolding conventions and interpersonal constraints. This interdisciplinary and comprehensive book determines that Veblen’s disparate theories of conspicuous consumption, imperial Germany, the giant corporation and the speculation-led cycle all add up to a consistent and coherent world-view. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  16. Forests and Climate Change

    Forests and Climate Change

    Anthony Hall
    Controlling deforestation, which is responsible for about one-fifth of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, has become a major tool in the battle against global warming. An important new international initiative – Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) – provides economic incentives to forest users to encourage preservation of trees. Nearly all Latin American countries are introducing national REDD strategies and pilot schemes. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  17. Economy and Society in Europe

    Economy and Society in Europe

    Edited by Luigi Burroni, Maarten Keune, Guglielmo Meardi
    While an economy is always ‘embedded’ in society, the relationship between the two is undergoing profound changes in Europe, resulting in widespread instability which is emphasised by the current crisis. This book analyses these changes, and in particular pressures of intensifying international competition, globalization and financialization within Europe. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  18. The Future of the Welfare State

    The Future of the Welfare State

    Edited by Heikki Ervasti, Jørgen Goul Andersen, Torben Fridberg, Kristen Ringdal
    At a time when welfare states in Europe are coming under increasing pressure from both growing demand and, in some countries, severe financial austerity measures, the attitudes of ordinary people and European social cohesion are much debated. Using data from the European Social Survey, these empirical analyses examine welfare state attitudes and draw conclusions for the future. Theoretically the book is linked to analyses of altering social risks, policy challenges, policy changes and policy performance of the European welfare states. The analyses in the book explore a variety of individual and macro-level determinants of welfare policy attitudes ranging from socio-economic factors to religiosity, but a special emphasis is laid on solidarity, social cohesion and social capital among European nations. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  19. Transforming European Employment Policy

    Transforming European Employment Policy

    Edited by Ralf Rogowski, Robert Salais, Noel Whiteside
    Since the mid 1990s, the focus of European employment and social policy has shifted from protection to promotion. This book provides a timely analysis of this new form of governance, and the new forms of policy delivery and audit which accompany it. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  20. New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

    New Directions in Social Impact Assessment

    Edited by Frank Vanclay, Ana Maria Esteves
    This important new book outlines current developments in thinking in the field of Social Impact Assessment (SIA). It advances the theory and practice of SIA, and argues that a dramatic shift is required in the way socioeconomic studies and community participation is undertaken. The book emphasizes that, much more than the act of predicting impacts in a regulatory context, SIA needs to be the process of managing the social aspects of development and that there needs to be a holistic and integrated approach to impact assessment. It stresses that greater attention needs to be given to ensuring that the goals of development are attained and enhanced. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 186.00   Web: $ 167.40
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