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  1. Handbook of Employment and Society

    Handbook of Employment and Society

    Edited by Susan McGrath-Champ, Andrew Herod, Al Rainnie
    This Handbook deepens and extends the engagement between research concerned with work and employment and labour geography. It links fundamental concepts concerning the politics of place that human geographers have developed in recent years with the world of work. Learn More
    2010   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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  2. 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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    2011   Paperback Price: $ 66.00   Web: $ 52.80
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  3. Work after Globalization

    Work after Globalization

    Guy Standing
    In this ground-breaking book, Guy Standing offers a new perspective on work and citizenship, rejecting the labourist orientation of the 20th century. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  4. Handbook of Research on Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Handbook of Research on Cost–Benefit Analysis

    Robert J. Brent
    This Handbook provides an authoritative overview of current research in the field of cost–benefit analysis and is designed as a starting point for those interested in undertaking advanced research. The Handbook contains major contributions to the development of the field, focussing on standard microeconomic policy evaluations, the relatively neglected area of macroeconomic policy and its integration into a formal CBA framework, and dynamic considerations in CBA Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 264.00   Web: $ 237.60
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  5. Global Finance and Social Europe

    Global Finance and Social Europe

    Edited by John Grahl
    With global finance reshaping the world economy, this insightful new book provides a full account of the EU’s financial integration strategy, together with a critical assessment arguing the case for social control over global finance. Written by acknowledged experts in European finance, this book discusses key issues from finance to general social developments, encompassing social security systems, employment relations, household saving and borrowing, and the question of economic stability. Thus far, America has been pre-eminent both in global financial markets and international banking – so how should the European Union meet this challenge? Global Finance and Social Europe constructively argues that an active response is required and highlights the importance of an integrated European financial system. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  6. Handbook of Social Capital

    Handbook of Social Capital

    Edited by Gert Tingaard Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase Svendsen
    The Handbook of Social Capital offers an important contribution to the study of bonding and bridging social capital networks, balancing the ‘troika’ of sociology, political science and economics. Eminent contributors, including Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom, explore the different scientific approaches required if international research is to embrace both the bright and the more shadowy aspects of social capital. The Handbook stresses the importance of trust for economies all over the world and contains a strong advocacy for cross-disciplinary work within the social sciences. Learn More
    2009   Hardback Price: $ 248.00   Web: $ 223.20
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 68.00   Web: $ 54.40
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics

    The Elgar Companion to Social Economics

    Edited by John B. Davis, Wilfred Dolfsma
    As this comprehensive Companion demonstrates, social economics is a dynamic and growing field that emphasizes the key role that values play in the economy and in economic life. Social economics treats the economy and economics as being embedded in the larger web of social and ethical relationships. It also regards economics and ethics as essentially connected, and adds values such as justice, fairness, dignity, well-being, freedom and equality to the standard emphasis on efficiency. The Elgar Companion to Social Economics brings together the leading contributors in the field to elucidate a wide range of recent developments across different subject areas and topics. In so doing the contributors also map the likely trends and directions of future research. This Companion will undoubtedly become a leading reference source and guide to social economics for many years to come. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 317.00   Web: $ 285.30
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 87.00   Web: $ 69.60
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  11. 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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  12. Party Politics and Social Welfare

    Party Politics and Social Welfare

    Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Silke van Dyk, Martin Roggenkamp
    Christian and Social Democratic parties have been the driving force behind welfare state developments post-WWII. This valuable book investigates whether continued party differences have contributed significantly to the design of social welfare in three conservative welfare states, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands, since the mid-1970s. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  13. Distributive Justice and the New Medicine

    Distributive Justice and the New Medicine

    George P. Smith II
    The author begins by examining various economic constructs as aids for achieving a fair and equitable delivery of health care services. He then assesses their level of practical application and evaluates the costs and benefits to society of pursuing the development and use of the ‘New Medicine’. The book ends with a case study of organ and tissue transplantation that illustrates the implementation of distributive justice. The author concludes that as long as clinical medicine maintains its focus on healing and alleviating suffering among patients, a point of equilibrium will be reached that advances the common good. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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    2010   Paperback Price: $ 42.00   Web: $ 33.60
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  14. Frontiers in Pension Finance

    Frontiers in Pension Finance

    Edited by Dirk Broeders, Sylvester Eijffinger, Aerdt Houben
    How to deliver adequate pension benefits at reasonable costs is a huge challenge confronting our ageing societies. This book delivers a comprehensive overview of the latest insights into pension finance, pension system design, pension governance and risk based supervision. It combines state-of-the-art analyses with innovative policy proposals to increase the efficiency and resilience of pension systems and to advance these systems’ contribution to global financial stability. Renowned pension experts offer cutting-edge guidance for future decision making and the development of best practices. This exciting exploration of the frontiers in pension finance highlights key aspects of securing long term retirement provisions. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 164.00   Web: $ 147.60
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  15. Regulatory Capitalism

    Regulatory Capitalism

    John Braithwaite
    Contemporary societies have more vibrant markets than past ones. Yet they are more heavily populated by private and public regulators. This book explores the features of such a regulatory capitalism, its tendencies to be cyclically crisis-ridden, ritualistic and governed through networks. New ways of thinking about resultant policy challenges are developed. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 129.00   Web: $ 116.10
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  16. Research Without Tears

    Research Without Tears

    John Creedy
    The book covers topics including: planning a first research project; writing a first research paper; writing a thesis and the relationship with a supervisor; the differences between journal and book publishing and what to expect from editors of both publishing formats. It also offers invaluable advice on structure, writing clearly and pitfalls to avoid as well as the processes involved in publishing. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  17. Governance, Globalization and Public Policy

    Governance, Globalization and Public Policy

    Edited by Patricia Kennett
    Governance, Globalization and Public Policy is concerned with exploring the nature of the policy arena in the context of globalization and the reconstitution of the state. The contributors to this book seek to broaden, extend and integrate theoretical, conceptual and substantive policy debates. The book begins by exploring the concepts and perspectives associated with globalization and governance, the relationship between them and the repercussions for public policy and the state. It also considers developments at the global and regional levels and the implications of the emergence of new regulatory regimes in the context of liberalization and privatization. The focus then turns to a broad range of substantive areas of public policy such as human rights, health and health care, housing markets, poverty, security and counter-terrorism. Learn More
    2008   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  18. The Impact of the WTO

    The Impact of the WTO

    Trish Kelly
    This volume is the first to provide a comprehensive analysis of the nine environmental and health disputes that have been adjudicated at the WTO since 1995. The investigation concludes that criticism of the WTO has been overstated and, surprisingly, nations do in fact retain sovereignty over environmental and health policy. The disputes explored suggest that the WTO has been able to balance trade, environmental and health objectives. The discussion illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of the dispute resolution process and closes with suggestions for improving it. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  19. Investigating Welfare State Change

    Investigating Welfare State Change

    Edited by Jochen Clasen, Nico A. Siegel
    With contributions from leading international scholars, this important book presents a comprehensive examination of conventional indicators (such as social spending), available alternatives (including social rights and conditionality), as well as principal concepts of how to capture change (for example convergence and de-familization). By providing an in-depth discussion of the most salient aspects of the ‘dependent variable problem’, the editors aim to enable a more cumulative build-up of empirical evidence and contribute to constructive theoretical debates about the causes of welfare state change. The volume also offers valuable suggestions as to how the problem might be tackled within empirical cross-national analyses of modern welfare states. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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  20. Health Care and Public Policy

    Health Care and Public Policy

    David Reisman
    Health Care and Public Policy is a comprehensive and intelligible cross-disciplinary account of the objectives of health care policy (medical, social, economic) and of the policy-tools that government can employ (cost–benefit analysis, entry barriers, competition) in order to ensure that scarce resources are not wasted nor needy social groups deprived of basic and affordable care. Learn More
    2007   Hardback Price: $ 167.00   Web: $ 150.30
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