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  1. Reducing Inequalities in Europe

    Reducing Inequalities in Europe

    Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead
    International debate has recently focused on increased inequalities and the adverse effects that they may have on both social and economic developments. Income inequality, which is at its highest level for the past half-century, may not only undermine the sustainability of European social policy but also put at risk Europe’s sustainable recovery. A common feature of recent reports on inequality (ILO, OECD, IMF, 2015–2017) is their recognition that the causes emerge from mechanisms in the world of work. The purpose of this book is to investigate the possible role of industrial relations, and social policies more generally, in reducing these inequalities. Learn More
    April 2018   Hardback Price: $ 225.00   Web: $ 202.50
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  2. Refugees, Civil Society and the State

    Refugees, Civil Society and the State

    Ludger Pries
    Ludger Pries explores the important moral, social and political challenge facing Europe and the international community: the protection of refugees as one of the most vulnerable groups on the planet. Learn More
    April 2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  3. Reconsidering EU Citizenship

    Reconsidering EU Citizenship

    Edited by Sandra Seubert, Oliver Eberl, Frans van Waarden
    25 years after the introduction of EU citizenship this book reconsiders its contradictions and constraints as well as promises and prospects. Analyzing a disputed concept and evaluating its implementation and social effects Reconsidering EU Citizenship contributes to the lively debate on European and transnational citizenship. It offers new insights for the ongoing theoretical debates on the future of EU citizenship – a future that will be determined by the transformative path the EU is going to take vis à vis the centrifugal forces of the current economic and political crisis. Learn More
    April 2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  4. EU Citizenship and Social Rights

    EU Citizenship and Social Rights

    Edited by Frans Pennings, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser
    In the 1990s, the Maastricht Treaty introduced the right to free movement for EU citizens. In practice, however, there are substantial barriers to making use of this right, particularly to integration and to accessing the social and welfare rights available. This is particularly true when it comes to accessing social rights, such as social assistance, housing benefit, study grants and health care. This book provides a detailed description and thorough analysis of these barriers, in both law and practice. Learn More
    March 2018   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  5. The Home

    The Home

    Edited by Antonio Argandoña
    In the first major work to take the home as a center of analysis for global social problems, experts from a variety of fields reveal the multidimensional reality of the home and its role in societies worldwide. This unique book serves as a basis for action by proposing global legislative, political and institutional initiatives with the home in mind. Learn More
    March 2018   Hardback Price: $ 125.00   Web: $ 112.50
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  6. Industrial Relations in Emerging Economies

    Industrial Relations in Emerging Economies

    Edited by Susan Hayter, Chang-Hee Lee
    This book examines industrial and employment relations in the emerging economies of Brazil, China, India, South Africa and Turkey and assesses the contribution of industrial relations institutions to inclusive development. The book uses real world examples to examine the evolution of industrial relations and of organised interest representation on labour issues. It reveals contested institutional pathways, despite a continuing demand for independent collective interest representation in labour relations. Learn More
    March 2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  7. Citizenship in Segmented Societies

    Citizenship in Segmented Societies

    Edited by Francis Cheneval, Monica Ferrin
    European Union citizenship is increasingly relevant in the context of both the refugee crisis and Brexit, yet the issue of citizenship is neither new nor unique to the EU. Using historical, political and sociological perspectives, the authors explore varied experiences of combining multiple identities into a single sense of citizenship. Cases are taken from Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey. These examples of communities being successfully incorporated into one entity are exceptionally useful for addressing the challenges facing the EU today. Learn More
    March 2018   Hardback Price: $ 130.00   Web: $ 117.00
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  8. Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU

    Bridging the Prosperity Gap in the EU

    Edited by Ulf Bernitz, Moa Mårtensson, Lars Oxelheim, Thomas Persson
    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the authors invaluably pinpoint both overarching problems and possibilities associated with the social dimension of European integration. Prominent researchers of economics, law and political science tackle this complex issue, providing new solutions within their respective fields of expertise. Illustrating the importance of cohesion, this book is vital for those interested in comparative European studies, from backgrounds in public and social policy, law and economics. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  9. Automated and Autonomous Spatial Mobilities

    Automated and Autonomous Spatial Mobilities

    Aharon Kellerman
    This ground-breaking book explores a rapidly developing aspect of contemporary life: automated and autonomous spatial mobilities and their social and urban implications. Presenting a wide-ranging discussion on autonomous vehicle (AV) development and its future adoption, this highly topical book points to the emergence of autonomously mobile cities and the new mobility landscapes they will present. Academics, as well as practitioners, in the fields of mobility, transportation, urban planning, geography and sociology will find this an essential read. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  10. Leadership and Sexuality

    Leadership and Sexuality

    Edited by James K. Beggan, Scott T. Allison
    Although both leadership and sexuality are important and heavily researched topics, there is little work that addresses the interaction of the two areas. Leadership and Sexuality: Power, Principles, and Processes is a scholarly synthesis of leadership principles with issues related to sexuality and sexual policy-making. The authors’ multi-disciplinary analysis of the topic examines sexuality in the context of many different kinds of leadership, exploring both the good and the bad aspects of leadership and sexuality. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  11. Contracting Human Rights

    Contracting Human Rights

    Edited by Alison Brysk, Michael Stohl
    By chronicling the continuing contest over the reach, range, and regime of rights, Contracting Human Rights analyzes the way forward in an era of many challenges. This multidisciplinary book contributes to building understanding of the maturation of human rights, from a dissident doctrine to a dynamic parameter of global governance and civil society. Through an examination of both global and local challenges to human rights, including loopholes, backlash, accountability, and new opportunities to move forward, this book analyzes trends across multiple-issue areas. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  12. Financial Models and Society

    Financial Models and Society

    Ekaterina Svetlova
    This innovative book employs the social studies of finance approach which aims to enhance the dialogue between finance and sociology by addressing the blind spots of economic and financial theories. In so doing, it challenges the accusations made towards financial models in the aftermath of the last economic crisis and argues that they cannot be condemned indiscriminately. Their influence on markets and society is not straightforward, but determined by the many ways in which models are created and then used. Ekaterina Svetlova analyses the various patterns of the application of models in asset management, risk management and financial engineering to demonstrate that their power is far more fragile than widespread criticism would indicate. Learn More
    February 2018   Hardback Price: $ 120.00   Web: $ 108.00
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  13. Protecting Minority Rights in African Countries

    Protecting Minority Rights in African Countries

    John M. Mbaku
    In this enlightening book, John Mukum Mbaku analyses the main challenges of constitutional design and the construction of governance institutions in Africa today. He argues that the central issues are: providing each country with a constitutional order that is capable of successfully managing sectarian conflict and enhancing peaceful coexistence; protecting the rights of citizens – including those of minorities; minimizing the monopolization of political space by the majority (to the detriment of minorities); and, effectively preventing government impunity. Learn More
    January 2018   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  14. Leadership, Popular Culture and Social Change

    Leadership, Popular Culture and Social Change

    Edited by Kristin M.S. Bezio, Kimberly Yost
    The newest generation of leaders was raised on a steady diet of popular culture artifacts mediated through technology, such as film, television and online gaming. As technology expands access to cultural production, popular culture continues to play an important role as an egalitarian vehicle for promoting ideological dissent and social change. The chapters in this book examine works and creators of popular culture – from literature to film and music to digital culture – in order to address the ways in which popular culture shapes and is shaped by leaders around the globe as they strive to change their social systems for the better. Learn More
    January 2018   Hardback Price: $ 140.00   Web: $ 126.00
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  15. The Mobilities Paradox

    The Mobilities Paradox

    Maximiliano E. Korstanje
    The theory of mobilities has gained great recognition and traction over recent decades, illustrating not only the influence of mobilities in daily life but also the rise and expansion of globalization worldwide. But what if this sense of mobilities is in fact an ideological bubble that provides the illusion of freedom whilst limiting our mobility or even keeping us immobile? This book reviews the strengths and weaknesses of the mobilities paradigm and in doing so constructs a bridge between Marxism and Cultural theory. Learn More
    January 2018   Hardback Price: $ 115.00   Web: $ 103.50
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  16. Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times

    Empowering Young People in Disempowering Times

    Edited by Hans-Uwe Otto, Valerie Egdell, Jean-Michel Bonvin, Roland Atzmüller
    Following the 2008 economic crisis, the situation for young people deteriorated dramatically in many European countries. Employment and training opportunities have reduced, and levels of poverty and social exclusion have increased. This book evaluates both institutional frameworks and programmes as well as the quantitative and qualitative basis of judgements in European youth policies that dominate current strategies. This book evaluates both institutional frameworks and programmes as well as the quantitative and qualitative basis of judgements in European youth policies. Learn More
    December 2017   Hardback Price: $ 150.00   Web: $ 135.00
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  17. Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth

    Regulating for Equitable and Job-Rich Growth

    Edited by Colin Fenwick, Valérie Van Goethem
    This book offers a critical reflection on the operation and effects of labour regulation. It articulates the broad goals and extensive potential for it to contribute to inclusive development, while also considering the limits of some areas of regulation and governance. Learn More
    December 2017   Hardback Price: $ 135.00   Web: $ 121.50
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  18. The Evolution of Social Innovation

    The Evolution of Social Innovation

    Edited by Frances Westley, Katherine McGowan, Ola Tjörnbo
    In a time where governments and civil society organizations are putting ever-greater stock in social innovation as a route to transformation, understanding what characterizes social innovation with transformative potential is important. Exciting and promising ideas seem to die out as often as they take flight, and market mechanisms, which go a long way towards contributing to successful technical innovations, play an insignificant role in social innovations. The cases in this book explore the evolution of successful social innovation through time, from the ideas which catalysed social and system entrepreneurs to create new processes, platforms, projects and programmes to fundamental social shifts in culture, economics, laws and policies which occurred as a result. In doing so, the authors shed light on how to recognize transformative potential in the early stage innovations we see today. Learn More
    December 2017   Hardback Price: $ 145.00   Web: $ 130.50
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  19. Trade Unions and Migrant Workers

    Trade Unions and Migrant Workers

    Edited by Stefania Marino, Judith Roosblad, Rinus Penninx
    This timely book analyses the relationship between trade unions, immigration and migrant workers across eleven European countries in the period between the 1990s and 2015. It constitutes an extensive update of a previous comparative analysis – published by Rinus Penninx and Judith Roosblad in 2000 – that has become an important reference in the field. The book offers an overview of how trade unions manage issues of inclusion and solidarity in the current economic and political context, characterized by increasing challenges for labour organizations and rising hostility towards migrants. Learn More
    December 2017   Hardback Price: $ 175.00   Web: $ 157.50
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  20. Social Services Disrupted

    Social Services Disrupted

    Edited by Flavia Martinelli, Anneli Anttonen Anttonen, Margitta Mätzke
    This book revives the discussion on public social services and their redesign, with a focus on services relating to care and the social inclusion of vulnerable groups, providing rich information on the changes that occurred in the organisation and supply of public social services over the last thirty years in different European places and service fields. Despite the persisting variety in social service models, three shared trends emerge: public sector disengagement, ‘vertical re-scaling’ of authority and ‘horizontal re-mix’ in the supply system. The consequences of such changes are evaluated from different perspectives – governance, social and territorial cohesion, labour market, gender – and are eventually deemed ‘disruptive’ in both economic and social terms. The policy implications of the restructuring are also explored. This title will be Open Access on Elgaronline.com. Learn More
    November 2017   Hardback Price: $ 180.00   Web: $ 162.00
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