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  1. Aging Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market

    Aging Populations, Globalization and the Labor Market

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Karin Kurz
    This topical and timely analysis of late career and retirement within nine European societies and the USA examines how social inequality structures have developed in an era of globalization and aging populations. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 159.00   Web: $ 143.10
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  2. Measuring More than Money

    Measuring More than Money

    Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo, Enrique Fernández-Macías, José-Ignacio Antón, Fernando Esteve
    Job quality is a crucial link between the economy and well-being. This original book proves that it can and should be measured, proposing a theoretically based multidimensional ‘Index of Job Quality’ that is tested in the EU member States. The index proves particularly useful to measure the differences in job quality by country, occupation, gender and age. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. New Welfare States in East Asia

    New Welfare States in East Asia

    Edited by Gyu-Jin Hwang
    The fast changing economic climate is creating substantial pressure for welfare state restructuring worldwide. Yet the discussion regarding challenges faced and the responses required has been confined to the ‘standard welfare states’ in the West. This book examines whether these challenges also apply to the countries in the East, whether these countries have generated different responses to their Western counterparts, and whether they have undergone a process of regime transformation while responding to these pressures. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  4. Women, Gender and Rural Development in China

    Women, Gender and Rural Development in China

    Edited by Tamara Jacka, Sally Sargeson
    This multidisciplinary book explores gender politics in the discourses and practices of development in rural China. The contributors – scholars in political science, anthropology, gender, development and Chinese studies – examine how differently positioned women are shaping rural development, and how development is affecting women’s capabilities and gender power relations. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 143.00   Web: $ 128.70
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  5. Complexity, Institutions and Public Policy

    Complexity, Institutions and Public Policy

    Graham Room
    Graham Room argues that conventional approaches to the conceptualisation and measurement of social and economic change are unsatisfactory. As a result, researchers are ill-equipped to offer policy advice. This book offers a new analytical approach, combining complexity science and institutionalism. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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    2012   Paperback Price: $ 56.00   Web: $ 44.80
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  6. Welfare States and Public Opinion

    Welfare States and Public Opinion

    Claus Wendt, Monika Mischke, Michaela Pfeifer
    Welfare States and Public Opinion comprises an informed inquiry into three fields of social policy – health policy, family policy, and unemployment benefits and social assistance. Though the analyses stem from research spanning fifteen countries across Europe, the conclusions can be applied to social policy problems in nations worldwide. Combining a detailed analysis of the institutional structure of social policy with the study of public attitudes toward healthcare, family policy, and benefits for the unemployed and poor, this book represents a new stream in public opinion research. The authors demonstrate that the institutional designs of social policies have a great impact on inequalities among social groups, and provide best practices for gaining public support for social policy reform. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  7. Development and Religion

    Development and Religion

    Matthew Clarke
    Development and Religion explores how the world’s five major religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam – understand and practice ‘development’ through an examination of their sacred texts, social teaching and basic beliefs. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Colonialism and Welfare

    Colonialism and Welfare

    Edited by James Midgley, David Piachaud
    The British Empire covered three centuries, five continents and one-quarter of the world’s population. Its legacy continues, shaping the societies and welfare policies of much of the modern world. In this book, for the first time, this legacy is explored and analysed. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  9. Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis

    Housing Markets and the Global Financial Crisis

    Edited by Ray Forrest, Ngai-Ming Yip
    Housing markets are at the centre of the recent global financial turmoil. In this well-researched study, a multidisciplinary group of leading analysts explores the impact of the crisis within, and between, countries. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  10. Beyond Welfare State Models

    Beyond Welfare State Models

    Edited by Pauli Kettunen, Klaus Petersen
    Welfare state models have for decades been the gold standard of welfare state research. Beyond Welfare State Models escapes the straitjacket of conventional welfare state models and challenges the existing literature in two ways. Firstly the contributors argue that the standard typologies have omitted important aspects of welfare state development. Secondly, the work develops and underlines the importance of a more fluid transnational conceptualisation. As this book shows, welfare states are not created in national isolation but are heavily influenced by transnational economic, political and cultural interdependencies. The authors illustrate these important points of criticism with their studies on the transnational history of social policy, religion and the welfare state, Nordic cooperation within the fields of social policy and marriage law, and the transnational contexts of national family policies. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  11. A Practitioner Handbook on Evaluation

    A Practitioner Handbook on Evaluation

    Edited by Reinhard Stockmann
    This comprehensive Handbook serves as an excellent reference manual providing answers to virtually every conceivable question that can arise during the planning and implementation process of an evaluation. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 189.00   Web: $ 170.10
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  12. Immigration and Nation Building

    Immigration and Nation Building

    Edited by Andrew Markus, Moshe Semyonov
    This insightful study explores the growth of the two largest post-industrial immigrant nations since the Second World War – Australia and Israel. Almost one in four Australians were born outside the country, more than one in three Israelis. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. Cash-for-Childcare

    Cash-for-Childcare

    Edited by Jorma Sipilä, Katja Repo, Tapio Rissanen
    This insightful book examines the meaning of, and impacts on, cash-for-care systems for mothers of small children. The contributors present a comprehensive overview of the major political and economic contradictions, theoretical debates concerning cash-for-care, and explore the possibility of implementing it into the social policy system. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 116.00   Web: $ 104.40
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  14. Human Rights and Social Policy

    Human Rights and Social Policy

    Edited by Ann Nevile
    This fascinating study evaluates whether the recent focus on human rights, citizenship and values makes a difference to service delivery on the ground. In doing so, it bridges the social policy and human rights literature. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  15. The Welfare State and Life Transitions

    The Welfare State and Life Transitions

    Edited by Dominique Anxo, Gerhard Bosch, Jill Rubery
    This timely book reveals that new life courses are found to require more, and not less welfare support, but only Sweden has developed an active life course approach and only three more could be considered supportive, in at least some life stages. For the remainder, policies were at best limited or, in Italy’s case, passive. The contributors reveal that the neglect of changing needs is leading to greater reliance on the family and the labour market, just as these support structures are becoming more unpredictable and more unequal. They argue that alongside these new class inequalities, new forms of inter-generational inequality are also emerging, particularly in pension provision. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 149.00   Web: $ 134.10
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  16. Terrorism and Social Exclusion

    Terrorism and Social Exclusion

    Edited by David Wright-Neville, Anna Halafoff
    Recent thinking on globalization places risk at the centre of contemporary life. Yet what if our perception of risk is misplaced? What if the greatest risk is not terrorism itself but the conditions that allow terrorism to flourish? This fascinating book illustrates that elevated perceptions of terrorism-related risks are having a deleterious impact on many societies, exacerbating feelings of exclusion among individuals and groups. Via their exploration of various societies, the expert contributors show that as a causal factor of terrorism, social exclusion can be remedied by inclusive, participatory and deliberative measures. They prescribe a recalibration of counter-terrorism policies to unite rather than divide multicultural societies. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  17. Happiness and Social Policy in Europe

    Happiness and Social Policy in Europe

    Edited by Bent Greve
    Happiness is currently a central focus for research in the social sciences. Using data from the European Social Survey the researchers analyse the relation between happiness and social policy across Europe. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  18. Health Tourism

    Health Tourism

    David Reisman
    In this unique and pathbreaking book, David Reisman examines the relatively new phenomenon of health travel. He presents a multidisciplinary account of the way in which lower costs, shorter waiting times, different services, and the chance to combine recreational tourism with a check-up or an operation all come together to make medical travel a new industry with the potential to create jobs and wealth, while at the same time giving sick people high-quality care at an affordable price. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  19. Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century

    Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Rosemary Crompton, Clare Lyonette
    Both women and men strive to achieve a work and family balance, but does this imply more or less equality? Does the persistence of gender and class inequalities refute the notion that lives are becoming more individualised? Leading international authorities document how gender inequalities are changing and how many inequalities of earlier eras are being eradicated. However, this book shows there are new barriers and constraints that are slowing progress in attaining a more egalitarian society. Taking the new global economy into account, the expert contributors to this book examine the conflicts between different types of feminisms, revise old debates about ‘equality’ and ‘difference’ in the gendered nature of work and care, and propose new and innovative policy solutions. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  20. Handbook of Microcredit in Europe

    Handbook of Microcredit in Europe

    Edited by Bárbara Jayo Carboni, Maricruz Lacalle Calderón, Silvia Rico Garrido, Karl Dayson, Jill Kickul
    This timely Handbook offers a unique opportunity to consider the performance and national context of microcredit initiatives within the European Union. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 240.00   Web: $ 216.00
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