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  1. The Politics of Globalisation and Polarisation

    The Politics of Globalisation and Polarisation

    Maurice Mullard
    This book deals with the nature of contemporary globalisation. Maurice Mullard aims to show that globalisation is not an inescapable, unstoppable process somehow beyond human control, rather that it represents, and is being shaped by, a series of deliberate policy choices and policy decisions. The emphasis of this fascinating work is on how these policy choices are creating new forms of economic inequalities and also political elites that distort the democratic process. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 128.00   Web: $ 115.20
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  2. The Creation and Destruction of Social Capital

    The Creation and Destruction of Social Capital

    Gunnar L.H Svendsen, Gert T. Svendsen
    This book will contribute substantially to academic and popular debates on social capital and will be an invaluable source of reference for all social scientists. It will particularly appeal to students and scholars of public policy, economics, sociology, political science, anthropology and history. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  3. The Politics of Regulation

    The Politics of Regulation

    Edited by Jacint Jordana, David Levi-Faur
    This book suggests that the scope and breadth of regulatory reforms since the mid-1980s and particularly during the 1990s, are so striking that they necessitate a reappraisal of current approaches to the study of the politics of regulation. The authors call for the adoption of different and fresh perspectives to examine this area. Learn More
    2004   Hardback Price: $ 160.00   Web: $ 144.00
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    2005   Paperback Price: $ 74.00   Web: $ 59.20
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  4. The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe

    The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe

    Edited by Eleni Apospori, Jane Millar
    Issues of poverty and social exclusion are high on the European policy agenda. The Dynamics of Social Exclusion in Europe reports findings from a study funded by the European Commission, using data from the European Community Household Panel, with a multi-dimensional approach to international comparisons of poverty and social exclusion. The research, building upon that of the preceding book – Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe – compares four groups who are anticipated to be at particular risk of poverty and social exclusion; young adults, lone parents, the sick or disabled, and those retired from employment. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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    2005   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  5. The Economics of Social Policy

    The Economics of Social Policy

    Peter G. Rosner
    This unique book demonstrates how instruments of economics can be usefully employed to analyse social policy. The merits and limits of social policy programmes are discussed as answers to problems of market societies. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 176.00   Web: $ 158.40
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    2005   Paperback Price: $ 61.00   Web: $ 48.80
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  6. Negotiating Environmental Change

    Negotiating Environmental Change

    Edited by Frans Berkhout, Melissa Leach, Ian Scoones
    This book by leading researchers presents a critical review of debates in environmental social science over the past decade. Three broad areas are covered in ten chapters: the problems of scientific uncertainty and its role in shaping environmental policy and decisions; the development of institutional frameworks for governing natural resources; and the link between economic and technological change and the environment. The book begins with an overview essay examining how perspectives across environmental social science have shifted over the past decade and looking forward to the emergence of new research agendas. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 152.00   Web: $ 136.80
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  7. Exploring the Tomato

    Exploring the Tomato

    Mark Harvey, Stephen Quilley, Huw Beynon
    Exploring the Tomato engages with an apparently simple fruit in order to reveal major changes to society and economy. It treats the tomato as an object of fascination and as a probe into major historical changes in twentieth century capitalism. Learn More
    2003   Hardback Price: $ 146.00   Web: $ 131.40
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  8. Irregular Migration

    Irregular Migration

    Bill Jordan, Franck Düvell
    Irregular Migration is an extremely timely and topical book, analysing the fundamental tensions at the core of present attempts to manage the movement of population in today’s world. Recent events around the globe have prompted a reappraisal of the emerging consensus on migration control. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 136.00   Web: $ 122.40
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  9. Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics

    Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics

    Edited by Barbara Hobson, Jane Lewis, Birte Siim
    An important contribution to the current literature on gender and social politics, this book challenges mainstream thinking on welfare states, citizenship, family, work, and social policy. Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics analyses the corresponding shifts in political discourse, and the changes in socio-political configurations that mirror changing gender relations. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 138.00   Web: $ 124.20
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  10. Beyond Rules in Society and Business

    Beyond Rules in Society and Business

    Verner C. Petersen
    This provocative book challenges traditional tenets about behavioral regulation in society as well as in business. Verner Petersen asserts that attempts to solve ethical problems by creating explicit guidelines, codes and rules discourage individual reflection and responsibility. Likewise, attempts to put important aspects of human life into tabular form, by devising schemes for counting everything that matters, have serious flaws, leading to further erosion of individual responsibility and insight. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 168.00   Web: $ 151.20
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  11. Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe

    Poverty and Social Exclusion in Europe

    Matt Barnes, Christopher Heady, Sue Middleton, Jane Millar, Fotis Papadopoulos, Graham Room, Panos Tsakloglou
    There are estimated to be almost 60 million people living in poverty throughout the European Union. This bleak statistic underlines the value of this important book which explores the nature and extent of poverty and social exclusion in six European countries, namely: Austria, Germany, Greece, Norway, Portugal and the UK. The book focuses on four ‘life course’ groups who might be considered particularly at risk: young adults, lone parents, the sick and disabled, and the retired. Learn More
    2002   Hardback Price: $ 127.00   Web: $ 114.30
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  12. The End of Marriage?

    The End of Marriage?

    Jane Lewis
    The modern day sees fewer marriages than before, and cohabitation is a major driver of family change. Jane Lewis questions whether this is – as many commentators argue and fear – a sign of ever-increasing individualism. Just as the order in which sex, marriage, cohabitation and childbirth occur can no longer be assumed, nor can the pattern of contributions that men and women make to the household. The End of Marriage? explores both the way in which the old rules have been eroded and what happens as a result. While there may certainly be something of a vacuum, Jane Lewis suggests that in some quarters at least this is being filled by increased negotiation at the household level. This questions the idea that individualism is necessarily selfish and destructive, which in turn raises issues regarding the regulation of the family, an increasingly delicate task for policymakers. Learn More
    2002   Paperback Price: $ 43.00   Web: $ 34.40
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  13. Globalization and the Welfare State

    Globalization and the Welfare State

    Ramesh Mishra
    Globalization and the Welfare State is highly accessible and will be welcomed by students and scholars of social policy, social work, political science and sociology as well as by policymakers in international organizations and government. Learn More
    2000   Hardback Price: $ 134.00   Web: $ 120.60
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  14. Enterprise and the Welfare State

    Enterprise and the Welfare State

    Edited by Martin Rein, Eskil Wadensjö
    Enterprise and the Welfare State argues that there is more to welfare than simply provision by the state and so the focus of this book is on the welfare society rather than the welfare state. This requires a new system of statistical accounting and a different focus for case studies. Learn More
    1997   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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    1998   Paperback Price: $ 57.00   Web: $ 45.60
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  15. Education, Training and the Global Economy

    Education, Training and the Global Economy

    David Ashton, Francis Green
    Education, Training and the Global Economy takes issue with the notion that simply more or better education and training will inevitably bring economic success. Learn More
    1996   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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    1997   Paperback Price: $ 47.00   Web: $ 37.60
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  16. THE WELFARE STATE IN BRITAIN

    THE WELFARE STATE IN BRITAIN

    Michael Hill
    The Welfare State in Britain presents a history of British social policy from the election of Clement Attlee to the fall of Margaret Thatcher. Michael Hill focuses upon the political processes which influenced the key reforms of the late 1940s, and the ways in which those reforms have subsequently been consolidated and undermined. He critically examines some of the theories drawn from political science which have been used to explain the growth of the welfare state in Britain. The so called ‘crisis of the welfare state’ that has dominated recent rhetoric is shown to have its origins in the very period when the welfare state was believed to have been created. Despite its importance for electoral politics, social policy is shown to have often been subordinate to economic and foreign policy. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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    1994   Paperback Price: $ 46.00   Web: $ 36.80
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  17. Women and Social Policies in Europe

    Women and Social Policies in Europe

    Edited by Jane Lewis
    This thoroughly documented book provides an overview of social policies affecting women in Germany, Italy, Denmark, Britain, Ireland, Norway, France and Sweden. The central theme is the relationship between paid and unpaid work, something very few European governments have been prepared explicitly to address as a social issue and which has yet to enter the European Commission’s agenda. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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    1994   Paperback Price: $ 49.00   Web: $ 39.20
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  18. NEW APPROACHES TO WELFARE THEORY

    NEW APPROACHES TO WELFARE THEORY

    Edited by Glenn Drover, Patrick Kerans
    New Approaches to Welfare Theory draws on recent work from the sociology of social action, feminist literature and critical social theory, to counter the current impasse in social policy. Interdisciplinary in scope and including work by economists, psychologists, philosophers and social workers, it offer insights into the meaning and dynamics of claimsmaking in modern society. Learn More
    1993   Hardback Price: $ 155.00   Web: $ 139.50
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    1994   Paperback Price: $ 49.00   Web: $ 39.20
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