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  1. Critical Policy Discourse Analysis

    Critical Policy Discourse Analysis

    Edited by Nicolina Montesano Montessori, Michael Farrelly, Jane Mulderrig
    This book provides a series of contemporary and international policy case studies analysed through discursive methodological approaches in the traditions of critical discourse analysis, social semiotics and discourse theory. This is the first volume that connects this discursive methodology systematically to the field of interpretive policy analysis and will therefore be an essential book for researchers who wish to include a discursive analysis in their interpretive policy research. Learn More
    December 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  2. 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
    November 2019   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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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 policy makers in understanding how and where improvements may be made in the future. Learn More
    November 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  4. Telework in the 21st Century

    Telework in the 21st Century

    Edited by Jon C. Messenger
    Technological developments have enabled a dramatic expansion and also an evolution of telework, broadly defined as using ICTs to perform work from outside of an employer’s premises. This volume offers a new conceptual framework explaining the evolution of telework over four decades. It reviews national experiences from Argentina, Brazil, India, Japan, the United States, and ten EU countries regarding the development of telework, its various forms and effects. It also analyses large-scale surveys and company case studies regarding the incidence of telework and its effects on working time, work-life balance, occupational health and well-being, and individual and organizational performance. Learn More
    November 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  5. A Research Agenda for Migration and Health

    A Research Agenda for Migration and Health

    Edited by K. Bruce Newbold, Kathi Wilson
    Evidenced by Europe’s refugee crisis and the movement of undocumented workers into the US, international migration has emerged as one of the most pressing issues faced by national and regional governments. The health impacts of migration can be significant and multifaceted, with access to health care often denied or limited, with immigrants experiencing declining health. The health of more vulnerable groups, including women and the disabled, is further compromised. A Research Agenda for Migration and Health provides insight into key research directions and scholarship, with topics including food security, disability, cultural safety, and health care access. Learn More
    November 2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. Capitalism in Transformation

    Capitalism in Transformation

    Edited by Roland Atzmüller, Brigitte Aulenbacher, Ulrich Brand, Fabienne Décieux, Karin Fischer, Birgit Sauer
    Presenting a profound and far-reaching analysis of economic, ecological, social, cultural and political developments of contemporary capitalism, this book draws on the work of Karl Polanyi, and re-reads it for our times. The renowned authors offer key insights to current changes in the relations between the economy, politics and society, and their ecological and social effects. Learn More
    November 2019   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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  7. The Invention of Technological Innovation

    The Invention of Technological Innovation

    Benoît Godin
    This timely book provides an intellectual and conceptual history of a key representation of innovation: technological innovation. Tracing the history of the discourses of scholars, practitioners and policy-makers, and exploring how and why innovation became defined as technological, Benoît Godin studies the emergence of the term, its meaning, and its transformation and use over time. Learn More
    October 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  8. Understanding Emotions in Post-Factual Politics

    Understanding Emotions in Post-Factual Politics

    Anna Durnová
    Post-factual politics has united scientists and civil society in a public defence of truth, however, the battle may already have been lost to a binarity of facts and emotions. Analysing and comparing scientists’ protests against the Trump presidency with famous scientific controversies in modern medicine, this innovative book redefines truth as a negotiation in public discourse between the interplay of values, beliefs and facts. It shows that in order to understand post-factual politics we must unveil emotion’s role in knowledge-making. Learn More
    October 2019   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  9. Governance Analysis

    Governance Analysis

    Edited by Emma Carmel
    This state-of-the-art book develops the parameters of ‘governance analysis’ as a critical mode of enquiry. From a synthesis of theoretical approaches to public policy and governance, it offers a critical analytical perspective for empirical research and the development of theories of governance. This perspective is applied to seven detailed examples, from local to international and comparative public policy. Both innovative and unique, Governance Analysis shows that the messy real life of policymaking and its implications can be analysed systematically and insightfully without retreating to outdated ‘models’ of public policymaking or case-specific critique. Learn More
    October 2019   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  10. 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
    September 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  11. 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 policymakers 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
    September 2019   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  12. Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations

    Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and Employment Relations

    Edited by Keith Townsend, Kenneth Cafferkey, Aoife M. McDermott, Tony Dundon
    This Elgar Introduction provides an overview of some of the key theories that inform human resource management and employment relations as a field of study. Learn More
    September 2019   Hardback Price: $ 170.00   Web: $ 153.00
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  13. The Regulation of E-cigarettes

    The Regulation of E-cigarettes

    Edited by Lukasz Gruszczynski
    Combining the insights of leading legal scholars and public health experts, this unique book analyses the various legal problems that are emerging at different levels of governance (international, European and national) in the context of the regulation of e-cigarettes. The expert authors assess in depth the possible application of the precautionary and harm reduction principles in this area, examine the legal constraints imposed on states by international and European rules, as well as the regulatory approaches currently in place in selected national jurisdictions. Learn More
    August 2019   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  14. Citizenship in Times of Turmoil?

    Citizenship in Times of Turmoil?

    Edited by Devyani Prabhat
    This innovative book considers the evolution of the contemporary issues surrounding British citizenship, integrating the social aspects and ideas of identity and belonging alongside the legal elements. With contributions from renowned lawyers and academics, it challenges the view that there are immutable values and enduring rights associated with citizenship status. Learn More
    August 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  15. Precarious Work

    Precarious Work

    Edited by Jeff Kenner, Izabela Florczak, Marta Otto
    This discerning book provides a wide-ranging comparative analysis of the legal and social policy challenges posed by the spread of different forms of precarious work in Europe, with various social models in force and a growing ‘gig economy’ workforce. It not only considers the theoretical foundations of the concept of precarious work, but also offers invaluable insight into the potential methods of addressing this phenomenon through labour regulation and case law at EU and national level. Learn More
    August 2019   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  16. Dependent Self-Employment

    Dependent Self-Employment

    Colin C. Williams, Ioana A. Horodnic
    Dependent self-employment is widely perceived as a rapidly growing form of precarious work conducted by marginalised lower-skilled workers subcontracted by large corporations. Unpacking a comprehensive survey of 35 European countries, Colin C. Williams and Ioana Alexandra Horodnic map the lived realities of the distribution and characteristics of dependent self-employment to challenge this broad and erroneous perception. Learn More
    August 2019   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  17. A Research Agenda for Economic Anthropology

    A Research Agenda for Economic Anthropology

    Edited by James G. Carrier
    The financial crisis and its economic and political aftermath have changed the ways that many anthropologists approach economic activities, institutions and systems. This insightful volume presents important elements of this change. With topics ranging from the relationship of states and markets to the ways that anthropologists’ political preferences and assumptions harm their work, the book presents cogent statements by younger and established scholars of how existing research areas can be extended and the new avenues that ought to be pursued. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 109.00   Web: $ 98.10
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  18. Sounding Places

    Sounding Places

    Edited by Karolina Doughty, Michelle Duffy, Theresa Harada
    This edited collection examines the more-than-representational registers of sound. It asks how sound comes to be a meaningful ingredient in the microgeographies of place-making through the workings of affect, emotion, and atmosphere, how sound contributes to shaping a variety of embodied and spatially situated experiences, and how such aspects can be harnessed methodologically. These topics contribute to broader debates on the relations between representation and the non- or more-than-representational that are taking place across the social sciences and humanities in the wake of the cultural turn. More specifically, the book contributes to the fertile theoretical intersections of sound, affect, emotion, and atmosphere. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  19. A Research Agenda for Housing

    A Research Agenda for Housing

    Edited by Markus Moos
    Housing is one of the most pertinent issues of our time. Shaped by rapid urbanization, financialization, and various changes in demography, technology, political ideology and public policy, the provision of affordable, adequate, and suitable housing has become an increasingly challenging feat. From high-rise apartment towers constructed in global cities around the world to informal settlements rapidly expanding across the global south, this volume focuses on how political, economic, and societal changes are shaping housing in a variety of contexts. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  20. Responsible Innovation in Digital Health

    Responsible Innovation in Digital Health

    Edited by Tatiana Iakovleva, Elin M. Oftedal, John Bessant
    Powerful new approaches and advances in medical systems drive increasingly high expectations for healthcare providers internationally. The form of digital healthcare – a suite of new technologies offering significant benefits in cost and quality – allow institutions to keep pace with society’s needs. This book covers the need for responsible innovation in this area, exploring the issues of implementation as well as potential negative consequences to ensure digital healthcare delivers for the benefit of all stakeholders. Learn More
    July 2019   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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