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  1. Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

    Social Policy in the Middle East and North Africa

    Edited by Rana Jawad, Nicola Jones, Mahmood Messkoub
    This book presents a state of the art in the developing field of social policy in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It offers an up-to-date conceptual analysis of social policy programmes and discourses in the MENA region by critically reviewing the range of social insurance and social assistance schemes that are currently in existence there. It also analyses and offers suggestions on which of these policies can positively impact the region’s advancement in terms of human development and in addressing social and economic inequalities and exclusion. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  2. Globalizing Welfare

    Globalizing Welfare

    Edited by Stein Kuhnle, Per Selle, Sven E.O. Hort
    From the welfare state’s origins in Europe, the idea of human welfare being organized through a civilized, institutionalized and uncorrupt state has caught the imagination of social activists and policy-makers around the world. This is particularly influential where rapid social development is taking place amidst growing social and gender inequality. This book reflects on the growing academic and political interest in global social policy and ‘globalizing welfare’, and pays particular attention to developments in Northern European and North-East Asian countries. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  3. European Welfare States and Globalization

    European Welfare States and Globalization

    Ali Hajighasemi
    This timely book assesses how Europe’s welfare states have dealt with the challenges of globalisation and the financial crisis. It asks whether the European Union has adopted a general strategy for dealing with four major threats to the sustainable development of European societies: the employability of a growing number of redundant workers, an aging population, low birth rates and the persistent problem of gender inequality. The book will be an important read for social policy scholars, particularly those focusing on European welfare states, how they differ and lessons to be learnt from them. It also highlights key lessons from a broad range of case studies to help policymakers in understanding how and where improvements may be made in the future. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  4. Big Data

    Big Data

    Edited by John S. Pedersen, Adrian Wilkinson
    Big data and 'the package' of the digital society is de-mystified in this important book. A group of international experts frame the debates around big data and analyse its impact in different sectors in practice. They also examine whether big data and the digital society can deliver on its promises. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  5. The Relational Nordic Welfare State

    The Relational Nordic Welfare State

    Edited by Sakari Hänninen, Kirsi-Marja Lehtelä, Paula Saikkonen
    The success of the Nordic welfare state is well known, but the key drivers of its remarkable expansion are not. This book explores the relationships between citizens that constitute the normative groundwork of Nordic societies, arguing that the quality of relations steers welfare development. Learn More
    2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  6. Austerity, Retrenchment and the Welfare State

    Austerity, Retrenchment and the Welfare State

    Bent Greve
    Are we living in an age of permanent austerity? In this insightful book, Bent Greve provides a comprehensive empirical analysis of welfare states since 2000, exploring the ways by which austerity can be measured and quantified. Through detailed comparative analysis between states, this book dissects the implementation of economic retrenchment, its extent and impact in Europe. Learn More
    2020   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  7. Gender Inequality and Welfare States in Europe

    Gender Inequality and Welfare States in Europe

    Mary Daly
    Gender equality has been one of the defining projects of European welfarestates. It has proven an elusive goal, not just because of political opposition but also due to a lack of clarity in how to best frame equality and take account of family-related considerations. This wide-ranging book assembles the most pertinent literature and evidence to provide a critical understanding of how contemporary state policies engage with gender inequalities. Learn More
    2020   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  8. Children's Lives in Southern Europe

    Children's Lives in Southern Europe

    Edited by Lourdes Gaitán, Yannis Pechtelidis, Catarina Tomás, Natália Fernandes
    This interdisciplinary book provides a sociological view of the contemporary experiences of children in Southern Europe. Focusing on regions deeply affected by the 2008 economic crisis, it offers a detailed investigation into the impact of economic downturn and austerity on the lives of children. Learn More
    2020   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  9. The Small Welfare State

    The Small Welfare State

    Edited by Jae-jin Yang
    In a period of rapid change for welfare states around the world, this insightful book offers a comparative study of three historically small welfare states: the US, Japan and South Korea. Featuring contributions from international distinguished scholars, this book looks beyond the larger European welfare states to unpack the many common political and institutional characteristics that have constrained welfare state development in industrialized democracies. Learn More
    April 2020   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  10. A Modern Guide to Citizen’s Basic Income

    A Modern Guide to Citizen’s Basic Income

    Malcolm Torry
    Debate on the desirability, feasibility and implementation of a Citizen’s Basic Income – an unconditional, nonwithdrawable and regular income for every individual – is increasingly widespread among academics, policymakers, and the general public. There are now numerous introductory books on the subject, and others on particular aspects of it. This book provides something new: It studies the Citizen’s Basic Income proposal from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives: the economics of Citizen’s Basic Income, the sociology of Citizen’s Basic Income, the politics of Citizen’s Basic Income, and so on. Each chapter discusses the academic discipline, and relevant aspects of the debate, and asks how the discipline enhances our understanding, and how the Citizen’s Basic Income debate might contribute to the academic discipline. Learn More
    June 2020   Hardback Price: $ 185.00   Web: $ 166.50
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  11. Social Innovation and Urban Governance

    Social Innovation and Urban Governance

    Edited by Marc Pradel-Miquel, Ana B. Cano-Hila, Marisol García Cabeza
    Presenting social innovation initiatives that emerged from organized citizenry in Southern European cities, this book explores the response to austerity policies implemented after the 2008 economic crisis. Chapters look at the common aim of these initiatives in responding to social needs and challenging social exclusion. Learn More
    June 2020   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  12. Welfare Deservingness and Welfare Policy

    Welfare Deservingness and Welfare Policy

    Tijs Laenen
    This important book builds a bridge between the literature on popular welfare deservingness and social welfare policies. It examines the relationship between the two, exploring the close correspondence between public opinion and public policy that has been present throughout the history of social welfare. Learn More
    July 2020   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  13. Poverty and Dependency

    Poverty and Dependency

    John Macnicol
    This incisive book addresses the history of poverty in the US, addressing how those in need have been understood and administered during the last 70 years. Launching a multi-faceted investigation into the history of US government attitudes to welfare, John Macnicol identifies the key features of historic and contemporary discussions on poverty in the US and the dynamic changes in American attitudes to its poorest constituents. Learn More
    July 2020   Hardback Price: $ 105.00   Web: $ 94.50
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  14. Social Problems in Southern Europe

    Social Problems in Southern Europe

    Edited by Francisco Entrena-Durán, Rosa M. Soriano-Miras, Ricardo Duque-Calvache
    As the European Union continues to struggle to establish a common agenda on tackling social problems, this compelling book presents a set of comparative sociological studies of southern European countries from leading scholars working in the region. It widens the debate by looking at the specific social problems of southern Europe and highlights the shared trends and critical regional disparities that may improve our understanding of Mediterranean welfare states. Learn More
    August 2020   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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