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Tackling Social Exclusion in Europe The Contribution of the Social Economy

Tackling Social Exclusion in Europe The Contribution of the Social Economy

Author: Roger Spear Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This title was first published in 2001. This book is the result of an international study by leading economists and sociologists from across Europe and North America. The response of the new social economy (primarily voluntary and co-operative sectors) to social exclusion and employability in the context of crises of unemployment and the welfare state is of wide international concern. This book looks specifically at the growth of enterprises and initiatives whose primary aim is the integration of unemployed and disadvantaged people into work. A common framework has been used in each of the country studies, thus allowing an interesting international comparative perspective to be developed. There is considerable interest in how the third sector is changing internationally in response to rapidly changing work and welfare systems. By distilling international experience this book makes an important contribution to debates about new ways of addressing the central issues of unemployment and social exclusion of disadvantaged people in society.

Youth, Risk and Russian Modernity

Youth, Risk and Russian Modernity

Author: Christopher Williams, Vladimir Chuprov Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

Title first published in 2003. This timely and original book is the most comprehensive and authoritative analysis of Russia's risk society to date. Referring to the works of Douglas, Beck and Giddens, it considers a variety of theories of risk and applies them to young people in different risk societies, showing how these youngsters have adapted to cope with risk.

Comparing the Social Policy Experience of Britain and Taiwan

Comparing the Social Policy Experience of Britain and Taiwan

Author: Catherine Jones Finer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This title was first published in 2001. This is a seminal collection. For the first time, leading scholars and practitioners from Taiwan join with counterparts from Britain to offer comparable commentary on key social policy and social service issues affecting their respective countries. The result is as thought-provoking as it is informative. The approach adopted - of encouraging writers to speak for themselves virtually without restriction - could well provide a model in itself for encouraging and easing contributions from previously unpresented countries into the mainstream of comparative cross-national social policy debate. Concluding papers, on the prospects for East-West comparative social policy in general, confirm the significance of this collection by emphasizing its contribution to broader, social and political debates.

Social Justice and the Politics of Community

Social Justice and the Politics of Community

Author: Christine Everingham Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2019

This title was first published in 2003. Social welfare is the focus of much discussion and there is a broad spectrum of political opinion that agrees on the need for urgent reform. The literature informing these policy debates draws on a diversity of theoretical traditions and discourses concerned with remaking community, yet there has been no in-depth, coherent political analysis of these various positions. This captivating volume provides such an analysis, enabling the diverse discourses informing current social policy debates to be identified and understood in broader perspective. The book frames the debates within the context of globalization and the accompanying shift in focus of social policy from issues of social justice to questions of social order. It identifies 'the community' as both the site of today's social problems and the main tool that governments have at their disposal to address these problems. This portrayal of 'the community' is both theorized and illustrated with empirical material drawn from the Australian experience of community action.

I Love You Because... Over 30 Beautifully Designed Love Tokens

I Love You Because... Over 30 Beautifully Designed Love Tokens

Author: Summersdale Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/09/2019

... I can tell you anything. ... You make me laugh until I cry. ... We make the perfect team. This sweet book of love tokens is the perfect way to tell your special someone why they're so wonderful.

Teaching Quality of Life in Different Domains

Teaching Quality of Life in Different Domains

Author: Graciela Tonon Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2019

This is the first volume addressing the importance of teaching quality of life theory and methodology in different domains: social sciences, philosophy, sociology, political science, marketing, education, urbanism, statistics, economics, online learning, public health, sports, and constraint contexts in terms of their relationship with the Capability Approach. The chapters are written by important authors from Europe, North America, Asia, Latin America, Africa and Oceania, and present the syllabus and references of courses, making this volume important and necessary to university professors, students as well as teachers in general.

Getting Out Youth Gangs, Violence, and Positive Change

Getting Out Youth Gangs, Violence, and Positive Change

Author: Keith Morton Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

For eight years Keith Morton codirected a safe-space program for youth involved in gang or street violence in Providence, Rhode Island. Getting Out is a result of the innovative perspectives he developed as he worked alongside staff from a local nonviolence institute to help these young people make life-affirming choices. Rather than view their violence as pathological, Morton explains that gang members are victims of violence, and the trauma they have experienced leads them to choose violence as the most meaningful option available. To support young people as they unlearned violence and pursued nonviolent alternatives, he offered what he calls a Youth Positive approach that prioritizes healing over punishment and recognizes them as full human beings. Informed by deep personal connections with these youth, Morton contends that to help them, we need to change our question from What is wrong with you? to What happened to you?

Getting Out Youth Gangs, Violence, and Positive Change

Getting Out Youth Gangs, Violence, and Positive Change

Author: Keith Morton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

For eight years Keith Morton codirected a safe-space program for youth involved in gang or street violence in Providence, Rhode Island. Getting Out is a result of the innovative perspectives he developed as he worked alongside staff from a local nonviolence institute to help these young people make life-affirming choices. Rather than view their violence as pathological, Morton explains that gang members are victims of violence, and the trauma they have experienced leads them to choose violence as the most meaningful option available. To support young people as they unlearned violence and pursued nonviolent alternatives, he offered what he calls a Youth Positive approach that prioritizes healing over punishment and recognizes them as full human beings. Informed by deep personal connections with these youth, Morton contends that to help them, we need to change our question from What is wrong with you? to What happened to you?

Study Guide for Contemporary Social Problems

Study Guide for Contemporary Social Problems

Author: Richard T. Schaefer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

The Kabul Peace House How a Group of Young Afghans are Daring to Dream in a Land of War

The Kabul Peace House How a Group of Young Afghans are Daring to Dream in a Land of War

Author: Mark Isaacs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

A story of peace in a land of unending war.This is a story of hope and resilience in Afghanistan, a country constantly under siege from within and without. Refugee advocate, activist and acclaimed author Mark Isaacs takes us inside a remarkable and unlikely peace project established in one of the most war-torn, violent countries in the world, Afghanistan. After decades of war, few Afghans remember what it is like to live in peace, and many have never known a time without war. Yet, a group of Afghan youth, male and female, have come together - led by the charismatic and idealistic Insaan - to form a model community, a microcosm of how a new Afghanistan could be: a place of peaceful coexistence, a nation without violence and war that embraces the values of peace and humanity. Mark takes us on a journey to the streets of Kabul, where day-to-day life involves terror and extreme danger, and lives alongside these inspirational and courageous young people in 'The Community'. Mark reveals their personal stories of trauma and loss that ultimately lead them to defy the risks and stand up to demand peace, a seemingly impossible dream. He witnesses their acts of non-violent protest, their small steps in making life better, their setbacks and struggles, but mostly their bravery and hope for a future that shines with peace.

Hunger and Food Assistance Policy in the United States

Hunger and Food Assistance Policy in the United States

Author: Regina Galer-Unti Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

Originally published in 1995. This study collects and analyses the results of hunger studies carried out in the United States during the 1980s, whether national, state or local. It also reviews the history and development of food assistance programs and policy. This is an unusual and fascinating study of public health policy which employs meta-analysis to investigate the sociodemographic factors affecting those seeking food assistance and draws recommendations for future studies and to feed into policy decisions.

Handbook of Quality of Life in African Societies

Handbook of Quality of Life in African Societies

Author: Irma Eloff Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2019

This handbook reflects on quality-of-life in societies on the continent of Africa. It provides a widely interdisciplinary text with insights on quality-of-life from a variety of scientific perspectives. The handbook is structured into sections covering themes of social context, culture and community; the environment and technology; health; education; and family. It is aimed at scholars who are working towards sustainable development at the intersections of multiple scientific fields and it provides measures of both objective and subjective quality-of-life. The scholarly contributions in the text are based on original research and it spans fields of research such as cultures of positivity, wellbeing, literacy and multilinguism, digital and mobile technologies, economic growth, food and nutrition, health promotion, community development, teacher education and family life. Some chapters take a broad approach and report on research findings involving thousands, and in one case millions, of participants. Other chapters zoom in and illustrate the importance of specificity in quality-of-life studies. Collectively, the handbook illuminates the particularity of quality-of-life in Africa, the unique contextual challenges and the resourcefulness with which challenges are being mediated. This handbook provides empirically grounded conceptualizations about life in Africa that also encapsulate the dynamic, ingenious ways in which we, as Africans, enhance our quality-of-life.