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  1. Interculturalism in Cities

    Interculturalism in Cities

    Edited by Ricard Zapata-Barrero
    Cities are increasingly recognized as new players in diversity studies, and many of them are showing evidence of an intercultural shift. As an emerging concept and policy, interculturalism is becoming the most pragmatic answer to concrete concerns in cities. Within this framework, this book covers two major concerns: how to conceptualize and how to implement intercultural policies. Through the use of theoretical and comparative case studies, the current most prominent contributors in the field examine an area that multicultural policies have missed in the past: interaction between people from different cultures and national backgrounds. By compiling the recent research in Europe and elsewhere this book concludes that interculturalism is becoming both an attractive and efficient new paradigm for diversity management. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 119.00   Web: $ 107.10
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  2. Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets

    Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets

    Edited by Werner Eichhorst, Paul Marx
    Examining the occupational variation within non-standard employment, this book combines case studies and comparative writing to illustrate how and why alternative occupational employment patterns are formed. Through expert contributions, a framework is developed integrating explanations based on labour market regulation, industrial relations and skill supply, filling the gaps in previous scholastic research. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  3. Governing Social Risks in Post-Crisis Europe

    Governing Social Risks in Post-Crisis Europe

    Colin Crouch
    In this illuminating book Colin Crouch examines the diverse approaches presented by advanced societies in their attempts to resolve a central dilemma of a capitalist economy: the need to combine buoyant mass consumption with insecure workers, subject to, and responsive to, the fluctuations of an unregulated global economy. He demonstrates that the approaches of different national economies have varying degrees of success, and diverse implications for social inequality. Through the study of European societies, and comparisons with experience from the rest of the world, Crouch scrutinizes this diversity, and looks at how the 2008 global financial crisis has impacted it. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy

    International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy

    Edited by Sarah Harper, Kate Hamblin, Jaco Hoffman, Kenneth Howse, George Leeson
    The International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy explores the challenges arising from the ageing of populations across the globe for government, policy makers, the private sector and civil society. It examines various national state approaches to welfare provisions for older people, and highlights alternatives based around the voluntary and third-party sector, families and private initiatives. The Handbook is highly relevant for academics interested in this critical issue, and offers important messages for policy makers and practitioners. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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    2016   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  5. International Handbook on Social Policy and the Environment

    International Handbook on Social Policy and the Environment

    Edited by Tony Fitzpatrick
    Environmental change is central to the global social policy challenges of the twenty-first century. This comprehensive Handbook brings together leading experts from around the world to address the most important questions and issues we face. How should welfare states adapt to environmental change? To what extent are the ecological and social policy agendas compatible? Must we contemplate radical reforms to the principles and organisation of welfare services? Combining cutting-edge theory and data in an interdisciplinary approach, this Handbook both summarises existing developments and suggests how debates and research must develop in the future. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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  6. Adult Learning in Modern Societies

    Adult Learning in Modern Societies

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Elina Kilpi-Jakonen, Daniela Vono de Vilhena, Sandra Buchholz
    As industrial societies increasingly evolve into knowledge-based economies, the importance of education as a lifelong process is greater than ever. This comprehensive book provides a state-of-the-art analysis of adult learning across the world and within varying institutional contexts. The expert contributors examine the structures of formal and non-formal adult learning in different countries, and investigate the levels of success those countries have experienced in encouraging participation and skill formation. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  7. How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public

    How Welfare States Shape the Democratic Public

    Edited by Staffan Kumlin, Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen
    Staffan Kumlin and Isabelle Stadelmann-Steffen bring together political scientists and sociologists from different and frequently separated research communities to examine policy feedback in European welfare states. In doing so, they offer a rich menu of different methodological approaches. The book demonstrates how long-term policy legacies and short-term policy change affect the public, but also shows that such processes are contingent on individual characteristics and political context. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  8. The Changing Welfare State in Europe

    The Changing Welfare State in Europe

    Edited by David G. Mayes, Anna Michalski
    The welfare state in Europe has been reformed gradually over the past two decades, with the intensification of the economic and monetary union and the addition of fifteen new members to the EU. This book explores the pressures that have been placed on the welfare state through a variety of insightful and thought-provoking contributions. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  9. Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights

    Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights

    Edited by Olivier De Schutter
    This volume offers a selection of those major contributions which have shaped debate in the field of economic, social and cultural rights. The broad range of discussion includes: the nature of economic, social and cultural rights and the ability of courts to protect them; the effectiveness of non-judicial protective mechanisms at both the universal and the domestic level; ways of measuring whether states do enough to ‘progressively realize’ these rights; the impact of trade and investment liberalization, and of economic globalization generally, on the fulfilment of such rights; and the role of economic, social and cultural rights in development. Learn More
    2014   Hardback Price: $ 539.00   Web: $ 485.10
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Handbook on East Asian Social Policy

    Handbook on East Asian Social Policy

    Edited by Misa Izuhara
    Dramatic socio-economic transformations over the last two decades have brought social policy and social welfare issues to prominence in many East Asian societies. Since the 1990s and in response to national as well as global pressure, there have been substantial developments and reforms in social policy in the region but the development paths have been uneven. Until recently, comparative analysis of East Asian social policy tends to have focused on the established welfare state of Japan and the emerging welfare regimes of four ‘Tiger Economies’. Much of the recent debate indeed preceded China’s re-emergence onto the world economy. In this context, this Handbook brings China more fully into the contemporary social policy debates in East Asia. Organised around five themes from welfare state developments, to theories and methodologies, to current social policy issues, the Handbook presents original research from leading specialists in the fields, and provides a fresh and updated perspective to the study of social policy. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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    2015   Paperback Price: $ 70.00   Web: $ 56.00
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Social Entrepreneurship

    Social Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Jill Kickul, David Gras, Sophie Bacq, Mark Griffiths
    It is over twenty years since the first research article on social entrepreneurship was published. The literature has reached the critical mass necessary for reflection and singling out of exemplar pieces, and the exponential growth in research interest in the field now merits identification of foundational and model papers to aid and guide future advancements. In creating this two-volume collection, the editors have successfully brought together the most important and influential social entrepreneurship articles to date. Topics covered include social entrepreneurship opportunities and creation, developing business models and organizational forms, social impact and contextual influences on social entrepreneurship. The collection, with an original introduction by the editors, will be of immense value to students, researchers and scholars interested in the field of social entrepreneurship. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 722.00   Web: $ 649.80
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  16. A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy, Second Edition

    A Handbook of Comparative Social Policy, Second Edition

    Edited by Patricia Kennett
    The current context of social policy is one in which many of the old certainties of the past have been eroded. The predominantly inward-looking, domestic preoccupation of social policy has made way for a more integrated, international and outward approach to analysis which looks beyond the boundaries of the state. It is in this context that this Handbook brings together the work of key commentators in the field of comparative analysis in order to provide comprehensive coverage of contemporary debates and issues in cross-national social policy research. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 239.00   Web: $ 215.10
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 55.00   Web: $ 44.00
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  17. The International Handbook on Social Innovation

    The International Handbook on Social Innovation

    Edited by Frank Moulaert, Diana MacCallum, Abid Mehmood, Abdelillah Hamdouch
    The contributors provide an overview of theoretical perspectives, methodologies and instructive experiences from all continents, as well as implications for collective action and policy. They argue strongly for social innovation as a key to human development. The Handbook defines social innovation as innovation in social relations within both micro and macro spheres, with the purpose of satisfying unmet or new human needs across different layers of society. It connects social innovation to empowerment dynamics, thus giving a political character to social movements and bottom-up governance initiatives. Together these should lay the foundations for a fairer, more democratic society for all. Learn More
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 256.00   Web: $ 230.40
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    2014   Paperback Price: $ 65.00   Web: $ 52.00
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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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
    2013   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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