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  1. Education, Occupation and Social Origin

    Education, Occupation and Social Origin

    Edited by Fabrizio Bernardi, Gabrielle Ballarino
    This innovative book takes a comparative approach to the social origin–education–destination triangle (OED), looking at the intergenerational transmission of advantage in 14 countries. The intention is to debate the claim that education is the ‘great social equalizer’. The contributors examine the relation between family background, education and occupational achievement over time and across educational levels, focusing on the relationship between individuals’ social origins and their income and occupational outcomes. It will be of interest to academics and students of social policy and those interested in social inequalities and their reproduction over time. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  2. Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs

    Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs

    Carianne M. Hunt, Sandra L. Fielden
    This is the first book to present a comprehensive understanding of the role of coaching in developing women entrepreneurs. It provides a theoretical background and explores the distinctive challenges facing this group before discussing the implementation and outcomes from a coaching programme in an entrepreneurial setting. Finally, the book concludes with strategies for future research and progress. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  3. Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Work

    Neoliberal Capitalism and Precarious Work

    Edited by Rob Lambert, Andrew Herod
    Since the renaissance of market politics on a global scale, precarious work has become pervasive. Divided into two parts, the first section of this cross-disciplinary book analyses the different forms of precarious work that have arisen over the past thirty years. These transformations are captured in ethnographically orientated chapters on sweatshops; day labour; homework; unpaid contract work of Chinese construction workers; the introduction of insecure contracting in the Korean automotive industry; and the insecurity of Brazilian cane cutters. The editors and contributors then collectively explore trade union initiatives in the face of precarious work and stimulate debate on the issue. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 147.00   Web: $ 132.30
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  4. Innovation and Culture in Public Services

    Innovation and Culture in Public Services

    Steven DeMello, Peder Inge Furseth
    There is a growing trend toward the integration of public and private entities in the delivery of public services. This book aims to improve the ability to innovate successfully in large-scale public/private endeavors. The authors develop an underpinning theory of innovation, and extend it to address key issues in public/private collaboration. As an example, they explore the subject of independent living for seniors and disabled people across four countries – the US, UK, Norway and Japan. The resulting model provides a vehicle for all major stakeholders to better understand the dynamics of innovation, which will in turn offer the opportunity to improve performance and successful adoption. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  5. Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context

    Post-Communist Welfare States in European Context

    Kati Kuitto
    This is the first book providing a comprehensive and systematic empirical assessment of the post-communist welfare states in Central and Eastern Europe in the context of their Western European counterparts. Based on the classical typologies of welfare regimes, the study systematically compares 26 European welfare states across three empirical dimensions. This way, the book sheds light on the hybrid patterns of welfare policies in post-communist countries, as they have emerged after the period of transformation, and discusses their future challenges. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  6. 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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  7. The Leadership Imagination

    The Leadership Imagination

    Donald R. LaMagdeleine
    In the interest of reimagining leadership as a highly contextual activity with moral overtones, LaMagdeleine argues for blending sociology and history of religions scholarship in leadership analysis of black swan leadership dilemmas. His analysis introduces the term “leadership imagination” to describe the resulting approach. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 110.00   Web: $ 99.00
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Health Policy

    Health Policy

    David Reisman
    This lucid and comprehensive book explores the ways in which the State, the market and the citizen can collaborate to satisfy people’s health care needs. It argues that health care is not a commodity like any other. It asks if its unique properties mean that there is a role for social regulation and political management. Apples and oranges can be left to the buyers and the sellers. Health care may require an input from the consensus, the experts, the insurers, the politicians and the bureaucrats as well. David Reisman makes a fresh contribution to the debate. He argues that the three policy issues that are of primary importance are choice, equality and cost. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  11. Measuring the Global Shadow Economy

    Measuring the Global Shadow Economy

    Colin C. Williams, Friedrich Schneider
    This book brings together two leading researchers in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of the shadow economy from a global perspective. Reviewing the advantages and disadvantages of different ways of measuring the informal sector, the authors evaluate its size and key determinants across the world. Williams and Schneider clearly establish the persistence and prevalence of the shadow economy, analysing the narrowness of existing policy approaches and explaining how these fail to address the key factors for its existence and may even exacerbate the problem. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  12. Putting Sustainability into Practice

    Putting Sustainability into Practice

    Edited by Emily H. Kennedy, Maurie J. Cohen, Naomi Krogman
    Putting Sustainability into Practice offers a robust and interdisciplinary understanding of contemporary consumption routines that challenges conventional approaches to social change premised on behavioral economics and social psychology. Empirical research is featured from eight different countries, using both qualitative and quantitative data to support its thesis. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 126.00   Web: $ 113.40
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  13. The New Consumer Online

    The New Consumer Online

    Edward F. McQuarrie
    It’s a new world online, where consumers can publish their writing and gain a public presence, even a mass audience. This book links together blogging, writing reviews for Yelp, and creating pinboards for Pinterest, all of which provide ordinary people the opportunity to display their tastes to strangers. Edward McQuarrie expertly analyzes how the operation of taste in consumption has been changed by the Internet and offers a fresh perspective on why websites like Yelp and Pinterest have become so successful. Learn More
    2016   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Labor Standards in International Supply Chains

    Labor Standards in International Supply Chains

    Daniel Berliner, Anne Regan Greenleaf, Milli Lake, Margaret Levi, Jennifer Noveck
    Labor Standards in International Supply Chains examines developments in working conditions over the past thirty years. The authors analyze the stakeholders and mechanisms that create challenges and opportunities for improving labor rights around the world, in sectors including apparel, footwear and electronics. Extended examples from China, Honduras, Bangladesh and the United States, as well as new quantitative evidence, illustrate the complex dynamics within and among key groups, including brands, suppliers, governments, workers and consumers. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  17. Corporate Power and Responsible Capitalism?

    Corporate Power and Responsible Capitalism?

    Bryn Jones
    In this important book, Bryn Jones uses insights from political economy, historical analysis and sociological concepts of the corporation, as a socially disembedded but political actor, to address concerns over the over-reach of Anglo-Saxon corporations. These firms are compared with their continental European and East Asian counterparts, both in their social and economic functions and their institutional structures. Jones then draws on alternative models proposed by advocates of CSR, cooperative enterprise and corporate democratisation, to argue for key reforms for corporations’ greater social accountability. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  18. The Financialization of the Firm

    The Financialization of the Firm

    Alexander Styhre
    The term ‘financialization’ denotes the general tendency in the advanced Western economies to allow a substantial proportion of taxable profits to accumulate in the finance industry. Alexander Styhre discusses the financialization of the firm in the period after 1980 and stresses how key managerial activities have been redefined on the basis of finance theory and free-market ideologies. This book critically examines the literature and the implications of financialization for organizations and the economy as a whole. Learn More
    2015   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  19. 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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  20. 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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