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  1. 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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  2. Combating Poverty in Europe

    Combating Poverty in Europe

    Edited by Rune Halvorsen, Bjørn Hvinden
    Discovering methods to combat poverty and social exclusion has now become a major political challenge in Europe. This book offers an original and timely analysis of how actors at the European, national and subnational levels meet this challenge. Combining perspectives on multilevel and network coordination, the editors discuss to what extent actors join forces in these efforts and identify the factors limiting the coordination achieved in practice. The book builds on a European study comparing Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden and the UK. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  3. Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europe

    Integrating Social and Employment Policies in Europe

    Edited by Martin Heidenreich, Deborah Rice
    A central goal of European activation policies is to integrate social and employment policies into a coherent active inclusion approach that fosters social cohesion and enhances the employment chances of vulnerable groups. This requires a reorganisation of social and employment services especially at the local level. On the basis of empirical studies of six European welfare states, this book explores how different institutional contexts influence localised service delivery and how local actors deal with the associated coordination challenges. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  4. Gender, Education and Employment

    Gender, Education and Employment

    Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jan Skopek, Moris Triventi, Sandra Buchholz
    For much of the twentieth century, women lagged considerably behind men in their educational attainment. However, in recent decades, young women have become an important source of human capital for labor markets in modern societies, as well as potential competitors to the male workforce. This book asks whether or not women have been able to convert their educational success into gains on the labor market Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 161.00   Web: $ 144.90
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  5. Restructuring Welfare Governance

    Restructuring Welfare Governance

    Edited by Tanja Klenk, Emmanuele Pavolini
    This innovative book explores the introduction and impact of marketization and managerialism in social policy by adopting a dual perspective, considering both governance and human resources. Welfare governance (e.g. welfare mix, regulation, employment conditions, customer involvement) has changed significantly in the past decade. The editors and contributors collectively assesses these processes not only by comparing different policy fields and countries, but also by taking a close look inside organizations, examining the coping strategies of professionals, and how they adapt to new models of governing welfare organizations. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 133.00   Web: $ 119.70
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  6. Race, Ethnicity and Welfare States

    Race, Ethnicity and Welfare States

    Edited by Pauli Kettunen, Sonya Michel, Klaus Petersen
    In this interdisciplinary volume, leading and emerging scholars examine the relationship between homogeneity and welfare state development. They trace Gunnar Myrdal’s influence on thinking about race in the US and explore current European states’ approaches to the strangers in their midst, and what social citizenship looks like from a global perspective. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  7. The Sustainability of the European Social Model

    The Sustainability of the European Social Model

    Edited by Jean-Claude Barbier, Ralf Rogowski, Fabrice Colomb
    This book argues that the European Social Model can only be sustained in the current economic crisis if social and employment policies are adequately recognised as integral parts of European economic policy-making. The contributing authors investigate this hypothesis through comparative evaluations of interactions of EU economic governance with national systems of social protection. In particular they focus on two key policy areas – social services of general interest and the regulation of working time – as well as covering areas such as social inclusion, active ageing policies and job quality. By combining sociological approaches with legal analyses, the book provides unique insights and evaluation of EU methods of governance. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 154.00   Web: $ 138.60
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  8. Social Policies in an Age of Austerity

    Social Policies in an Age of Austerity

    Edited by John Karl Scholz, Hyungypo Moon, Sang-Hyup Lee
    Social Policies in an Age of Austerity is the first major publication on the topic, with a particular interest in the United States and the Republic of Korea. The authors of the ten chapters in this book review recent developments in social policies in OECD countries, with a focus on achieving greater effectiveness in public spending on social programs, under increasingly tight national budgets. The contributions cover social and fiscal policy and issues in labor market policy, in addition to the effectiveness of social insurance, education and antipoverty policy. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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