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  1. Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe

    Handbook on Third Sector Policy in Europe

    Edited by Jeremy Kendall
    While scholarship on the social, economic and political contributions of organisations existing between the market and the state has proliferated in recent years, no sustained attention has previously been paid to how such organisations are collectively treated by, and respond to, public policy. The expert contributors examine the policy environment for, and evolving policy treatment of, the third sector in the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom from a comparative perspective. They also look at how the third sector relates to multi-level European policy processes, including the Open Method of Co-ordination, the Community Method, nationally-led ‘partnership’ approaches within an overall EU framework and the United Nations International Year of Volunteering; an initiative implemented in the EU but originating externally. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 230.00   Web: $ 207.00
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  2. The Labour Market Triangle

    The Labour Market Triangle

    Edited by Paul de Beer, Trudie Schils
    Currently, European governments are being challenged to find an optimal social policy strategy that fosters 'flexicurity’, whereby a flexible, well-functioning labour market is achieved, whilst protection for workers is maintained. This fascinating book presents an in-depth study of the particular combination of unemployment insurance, employment protection and active labour market policies prevalent in seven European countries. The editors explore the formal laws and regulations, as well as the administration and implementation of social policy, paying special attention to the role of the social partners. The country comparison shows that the combination of social policy instruments is important to labour market performance, but that multiple optimal mixes already seem to exist. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  3. Governance of Welfare State Reform

    Governance of Welfare State Reform

    Edited by Irene Dingeldey, Heinz Rothgang
    Governance is now a major topic in political science. To date, analysts of governance have paid scant attention to social policy or welfare state reform. In this book, the concept of governance is used to analyse the outgoing variety of the welfare mix as well as shifting responsibilities and modes of interaction. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  4. Migration and Mobility in Europe

    Migration and Mobility in Europe

    Edited by Heinz Fassmann, Max Haller, David Lane
    The enlargement of the European Union has had an enormous impact on migration within Europe. This book addresses the form of these effects, outlining the social, political and economic problems created by the free movement of people within the European Union. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  5. Pioneers of European Integration

    Pioneers of European Integration

    Edited by Ettore Recchi, Adrian Favell
    The free movement of EU citizens is the most visible sociological consequence of the remarkable process of European integration that has transformed the continent since the Second World War. Pioneers of European Integration offers the first systematic analysis of the small but symbolically potent number of Europeans who have chosen to live and work as foreigners in another member state of the EU. Based on an original survey of 5000 people moving to and from the EU’s five largest countries, the book documents the demographic profile, migration choices, cultural adaptation, social mobility, political participation and media use of these pioneers of a transnational Europe, as well as opening a window to the new waves of intra-EU East–West migrations. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 156.00   Web: $ 140.40
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  6. Family and the Welfare State in Europe

    Family and the Welfare State in Europe

    Agnes Blome, Wolfgang Keck, Jens Alber
    This insightful book explores the role of both the family and the state in shaping the living conditions of the young and old in Europe. It provides a comparative theoretical and empirical analysis of age-related policies and welfare arrangements in Germany, France, Italy and Sweden. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  7. The Role of International Organizations in Social Policy

    The Role of International Organizations in Social Policy

    Edited by Rune Ervik, Nanna Kildal, Even Nilssen
    This book considers the role of international organizations and their promotion of ideas and recommendations in social and health policy. It explores a wide range of organizations, scrutinizing their ideas-based content, their role as policy actors and their impact on national policy. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  8. When Marriage Ends

    When Marriage Ends

    Edited by Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Dina Hummelsheim
    In recent decades the probability of divorce and separation among married and cohabiting couples has increased significantly in most European countries. Focusing on both economic and social aspects, this comprehensive volume explores the consequences of partnership dissolution at the individual level. The contributors use personal characteristics, properties of the partnerships and the institutional context to explain coping behaviours. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  9. Social Policy in an Ageing Society

    Social Policy in an Ageing Society

    David Reisman
    Around half the world’s population live in countries where the fertility rate is far below the replacement rate and where life expectancy is increasing dramatically. Using Singapore as a case study, Social Policy in an Ageing Society explores what might happen in a dynamic and prosperous society when falling births, longer life expectancy and rising expectations put disproportionate pressure on scarce resources that have alternative uses. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  10. Work–Family Balance, Gender and Policy

    Work–Family Balance, Gender and Policy

    Jane Lewis
    This important book looks at the three main components of work–family policy packages – childcare services, flexible working patterns and entitlements to leave from work in order to care – across EU15 Member States, with comparative reference to the US. It also provides an in-depth examination of developments in the UK. Variations in national priorities, policy instruments, established policy orientations and the context for policy making in terms of employment patterns, fertility behaviour and attitudes towards work and care are highlighted. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  11. Social Protection in Africa

    Social Protection in Africa

    Frank Ellis, Stephen Devereux, Phillip White
    The purpose of this book is to make accessible to a broad audience the ideas, principles and practicalities of establishing effective social protection in Africa. It focuses on the major shift in strategy for tackling hunger and vulnerability, from emergency responses mainly in the form of food transfers to predictable cash transfers to the chronically poorest social groups. The diverse case studies in this book provide a unique and timely exploration of the effective, and less effective, ways that social transfers are delivered to the chronically poor and vulnerable in Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  12. An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

    An Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

    Edited by Rafeal Ziegler
    This timely book sets social entrepreneurship in a historical context, from its philanthropic beginnings in the Victorian era to the present day, against the backdrop of contemporary global capitalism. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  13. Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market

    Young Workers, Globalization and the Labor Market

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfield, Sandra Buchholz, Erzsébet Bukodi, Karin Kurz
    Underpinned by the fact that the globalization process and the subsequent increased level of market uncertainty have paved the way for employment flexibility in modern societies, this book examines the labor market chances of young adults in the US and in ten European societies over the past three decades. As young adults represent a very vulnerable labor market group, flexible and insecure employment tends to be pronounced especially at labor market entry. The contributors therefore explore which groups of young adults are especially affected by increasing employment insecurities. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 184.00   Web: $ 165.60
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  14. Moving People and Knowledge

    Moving People and Knowledge

    Louise Ackers, Bryony Gill
    Moving People and Knowledge provides a fresh examination of the processes of highly skilled science migration. Focusing on intra-European mobility and, in particular, on the new dynamics of East–West migration, the authors investigate the movement of Polish and Bulgarian researchers to and from the UK and Germany. Key questions include: who is moving, how long for, and why? In addressing the motivations and experiences of mobile scientists and their families, insights into professional and personal motivations are provided, demonstrating how relationships, networks and infrastructures shape decision-making. This book provides a useful perspective on the implications of increasing researcher mobility – for both sending and receiving regions and the individuals concerned – which is necessary for the construction of future policies on sustainable scientific development. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  15. Nordic Social Attitudes in a European Perspective

    Nordic Social Attitudes in a European Perspective

    Edited by Heikki Ervasti, Torben Fridberg, Mikael Hjerm, Kristen Ringdal
    Providing highly rigorous and up-to-date data, with a wide coverage of topics, this book will be of great interest to academics and students in sociology, social policy and political science. It will also appeal to anyone interested in the Nordic countries in general. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  16. Families, Ageing and Social Policy

    Families, Ageing and Social Policy

    Edited by Chiara Saraceno
    This important book offers valuable insights into the way in which social policies and welfare state arrangements interact with family and gender models. It presents the most up-to-date research in the field, based on a variety of national and comparative sources and using different theoretical and methodological approaches. The authors address different forms of support (care, financial, emotional) and employ a bi-directional perspective, exploring both giving and receiving across generations. They illustrate that understanding how generations interact in families helps to reformulate the way issues of intergenerational equity are discussed when addressing the redistributive impact of the welfare state through pensions and health services. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  17. Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe

    Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe

    Edited by Ruud Muffels
    This book seeks to gain a better understanding of the paradoxical relationship between the alleged need of European labour markets to become more flexible and the way in which national policies pursue this aim without jeopardising existing high standards of income and employment security. Special interest is devoted to the way in which countries opt for different policy routes to cope with the aim of balancing flexibility and security goals in their respective labour market and social protection policies. The contributions in this book all try to unveil the particular changes or transitions occurring in the various labour markets, to learn about their medium and longer term effects and the role of institutions and policies to cushion the adverse consequences of these changes. By studying some ‘best practices’ in Denmark, Canada and Australia they also draw some important lessons about the reasons why national policies might either fail or better cope with the challenges Europe face today. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 173.00   Web: $ 155.70
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  18. The Working Poor in Europe

    The Working Poor in Europe

    Edited by Hans-Jürgen Andreß, Henning Lohmann
    For a long time in-work poverty was not associated with European welfare states. Recently, the topic has gained relevance as welfare state retrenchment and international competition in globalized economies has put increasing pressures on individuals and families. This book provides explanations as to why in-work poverty is high in certain countries and low in others. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 165.00   Web: $ 148.50
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  19. Women and Employment

    Women and Employment

    Edited by Jacqueline Scott, Shirley Dex, Heather Joshi
    How is women’s employment shaped by family and domestic responsibilities? This book, written by leading experts in the field, examines twenty-five years of change in women’s employment and addresses the challenges facing women today. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 181.00   Web: $ 162.90
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  20. Civil Society and Governance in Europe

    Civil Society and Governance in Europe

    Edited by William A. Maloney, Jan W. van Deth
    The contributors to this new book analyse the opportunities for civil society associations to contribute to European integration and decision-making from various perspectives. The research demonstrates that the Europeanization process – in terms of civil society actors adapting to the European political space – has an uneven development. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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