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Social issues & processes books

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Bad Psychology How Forensic Psychology Left Science Behind by Robert A. Forde Bad Psychology How Forensic Psychology Left Science Behind

Robert A. Forde challenges widely held yet flawed views in the field of applying psychology to criminality. Here, he exposes the lack of evidence behind current policy and practice, the commercial and professional interests which maintain the status quo, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

Children and the Geography of Violence Why Space and Place Matter by Sheridan Bartlett Children and the Geography of Violence Why Space and Place Matter

Violence sabotages development, both children's development and the development of the communities and neighbourhoods they rely on. There is abundant evidence of the deep and lasting harm that can be done. Violence breaks bodies and minds and exerts an insidious...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/09/2017

A Dictionary of Humanitarianism by Tim Allen A Dictionary of Humanitarianism

Provides definitions, biographies and explanations detailing the key terminology, issues, people and events in the field of humanitarianism, a topic that is increasingly at the forefront of international relations. This Dictionary provides information which can be essential to those involved...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Children and the Geography of Violence Why Space and Place Matter by Sheridan Bartlett Children and the Geography of Violence Why Space and Place Matter

Violence sabotages development, both children's development and the development of the communities and neighbourhoods they rely on. There is abundant evidence of the deep and lasting harm that can be done. Violence breaks bodies and minds and exerts an insidious...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/09/2017

Social Futures Of Singapore Society by David (S'pore Management Univ, S'pore) Chan Social Futures Of Singapore Society
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After celebrating 50 years of independence, Singapore is focused on the question of what the future may bring. The future is neither predetermined nor random. How the chapter turns out will be affected by many economic and social forces, but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/09/2017

Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans We, Too, Sing America by Yndia S. Lorick-Wilmot Stories of Identity among Black, Middle Class, Second Generation Caribbeans We, Too, Sing America

This volume addresses how black, middle class, second generation Caribbean immigrants are often overlooked in contemporary discussions of race, black economic mobility, and immigrant communities in the US.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

The Liquidation of the Church by Kees de Groot The Liquidation of the Church

Is religion dying out in Western societies? Is personal spirituality taking its place? Both stories are inadequate. Institutional religion is not simply coming to an end in Western societies. Rather, its assets and properties are redistributed: large parts of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

Generation X, Y & the Baby Boomers by Olivia R. James Generation X, Y & the Baby Boomers


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

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Realising Participation Elderly People as Active Users of Health and Social Care by Kathryn Roberts, Tom Chapman Realising Participation Elderly People as Active Users of Health and Social Care
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This title was first published in 2001: During the last twenty years government rhetoric in the UK has increasingly advocated that statutory health and social care services should regard and treat recipients as 'consumers' in the same way as companies...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

How Organisations Measure Success The Use of Performance Indicators in Government by Neil Carter How Organisations Measure Success The Use of Performance Indicators in Government

Throughout the 1980s the British Civil Service devoted much time and energy developing indicators to measure the performance of government. Never before had so much stress been placed on accountability and performance; a trend which will be reinforced as government...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Future of Welfare in a Global Europe by Bernd Marin The Future of Welfare in a Global Europe

What is the future of welfare in Europe? The European welfare state is generally considered to be one of the finest achievements of the post-1945 world. Set up to eradicate poverty by providing a minimum standard of living and social...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Tackling Social Exclusion in Europe The Contribution of the Social Economy by Roger Spear Tackling Social Exclusion in Europe The Contribution of the Social Economy

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Poverty and Low Income in the Nordic Countries by Bjorn Gustafsson, Peder J. Pedersen Poverty and Low Income in the Nordic Countries
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This title was first published in 2000: The Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of Ministers decided in 1994 to initiate and finance a comparative study to understand better the structure and development of poverty in five Nordic countries, (Denmark,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Negotiating Family Responsibilities by Janet D. Finch Negotiating Family Responsibilities

Negotiating Family Responsibilities provides a major new insight into contemporary family life, particularly kin relationships outside the nuclear family. While many people believe that the real meaning of 'family' has shrunk to the nuclear family household, there is considerable evidence...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Squeezing Birth into Working Life Household Panel Data Analyses Comparing Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and The Netherlands by Cecile Wetzels Squeezing Birth into Working Life Household Panel Data Analyses Comparing Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and The Netherlands

This title was first published in 2001. Increasingly, young women throughout Europe educate themselves for a life-long labour market career. So, where does birth fit into a young woman's curriculum vitae? This book takes a welfare state comparative perspective on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Comparing the Social Policy Experience of Britain and Taiwan by Catherine Jones Finer Comparing the Social Policy Experience of Britain and Taiwan

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Psychoactive Drug Abuse in Hong Kong Life Satisfaction and Drug Use by Yuet Wah Cheung, Nicole Wai-ting Cheung Psychoactive Drug Abuse in Hong Kong Life Satisfaction and Drug Use
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This book studies young people's use of psychoactive drugs and its social and psychological correlates in Hong Kong. Specifically, it focuses on how life satisfaction may affect drug use among a sample of psychoactive drug users in Hong Kong. The...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

Innovative ICT-Enabled Services and Social Inclusion by Jyoti Choudrie Innovative ICT-Enabled Services and Social Inclusion

Social Inclusion and Usability of Innovative ICT-enabled Services is a cutting-edge research book written for researchers, students, academics, technology experts, activists and policy makers. The book explores a wide range of issues concerning innovative ICT-enabled digital services, their usability and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

The 'Other' in Ourselves Exploring the Educational Power of the Humanities and Arts by Kate De Medeiros The 'Other' in Ourselves Exploring the Educational Power of the Humanities and Arts

Increasingly, scholars from many disciplines have begun to incorporate various modalities from the humanities and arts - novels, films, artwork, and other forms of expression - to help connect students with the experience of aging in deeply meaningful and person-centered...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Performing the State Critical encounters with performance measurement in social and public policy by Paul Henman Performing the State Critical encounters with performance measurement in social and public policy

Performance measurement is now a key management tool used by government to assess and enhance public services. It is also used as a tool for public sector transparency and accountability. Despite these noble objectives, performance measurement can also generate counterproductive...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Beyond Cosmopolitanism Towards Planetary Transformations by Ananta Kumar Giri Beyond Cosmopolitanism Towards Planetary Transformations

Considering the different traditions of cosmopolitan thinking and experimentation, this cutting edge volume examines the contemporary revival of cosmopolitanism as a response to the challenges of living in an interdependent world.
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Development of Africa Issues, Diagnoses and Prognoses by Olayinka Akanle The Development of Africa Issues, Diagnoses and Prognoses

This volume analyses many of the real development challenges confronting the African continent, presenting fresh and current objective examinations, narratives, interpretations and pathways to the continent's development. It interrogates and answers established, critical, current and pragmatic problems confronting Africa today,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Stratifying Trade Union The Case of Ethnic and Gender Inequality in Palestine, 1920-1948 by Shaul A. Duke The Stratifying Trade Union The Case of Ethnic and Gender Inequality in Palestine, 1920-1948

This book examines a basic assumption behind most of the critical, progressive thinking of our times: that trade unions are necessarily tools for solidarity and are integral to a more equal and just society.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/10/2017

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Trauma-sensitivity and Peacebuilding Considering the Case of South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp by Lydia Wanja Gitau Trauma-sensitivity and Peacebuilding Considering the Case of South Sudanese Refugees in Kakuma Refugee Camp

This book identifies a gap in peacebuilding theory and practice in terms of sensitivity to trauma and its impact on the survivors of war and other mass violence. The research focuses on the traumatic experiences and perceptions of peace of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2017

Women and the Welfare State by Elizabeth Wilson Women and the Welfare State

Women and the Welfare State approaches the question of welfare policy from an entirely fresh perspective. In it the author argues that an appreciation of the way in which women are defined by welfare policies, and have been since the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Systemic Racism Making Liberty, Justice, and Democracy Real by Ruth Thompson-Miller Systemic Racism Making Liberty, Justice, and Democracy Real

This volume identifies some of the remaining gaps in extant theories of systemic racism, and in doing so, illuminates paths forward. The contributors explore topics such as the enduring hyper-criminalization of blackness, the application of the white racial frame, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/08/2017

Broken Branches A philosophical introduction to the social reproductions of oppression from an intersectional feminist perspective by Latashia Harris Broken Branches A philosophical introduction to the social reproductions of oppression from an intersectional feminist perspective


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2017

Reimagining Class in Australia Marxism, Populism and Social Science by Henry Paternoster Reimagining Class in Australia Marxism, Populism and Social Science

This book re-evaluates New Left and Marxist texts from the 1980s, in order to explore problems facing the study of `class' which have emerged within Australian and international theories. The author contrasts the popular ideas of Connell, Bourdieu and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/07/2017

China's Population Aging and the Risk of `Middle-income Trap' by Xueyuan Tian China's Population Aging and the Risk of `Middle-income Trap'

This book includes a series of reports that mainly discuss the Middle Income Trap against the backdrop of population ageing in China. It also offers practical suggestions on how to avoid it properly. Concretely, it argues that the government should...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/07/2017

Handbook of Social Movements Across Disciplines by Conny Roggeband Handbook of Social Movements Across Disciplines

This book revisits the interdisciplinary roots of social movement studies. Written by internationally renowned scholars, it provides up-to-date material on social movements from a wide range of disciplines.
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Bowling Alone by Elizabeth Morrow Bowling Alone

In Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam argues that Americans have become disconnected from one another and from the institutions of their common life, and investigates the consequences of this change.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Twilight of the Money Gods Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong by John Rapley Twilight of the Money Gods Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong

Of all the spate of recent books seeking to shed light on the sometimes arcane world of economics, we still need a narrative that would map the evolution - or rather, rollercoaster - of ideas about economics on to a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

Precarity within the Digital Age Media Change and Social Insecurity by Birte Heidkamp Precarity within the Digital Age Media Change and Social Insecurity

The book deals with precarity within the digital age and focuses on media change and social insecurity. Change arising from digital developments takes place on micro-, meso- and meta-levels and have always social implications. Concepts such as Social Media, eHealth...
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/07/2017

Bowling Alone by Elizabeth Morrow Bowling Alone

In Bowling Alone, Robert Putnam argues that Americans have become disconnected from one another and from the institutions of their common life, and investigates the consequences of this change.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2017

The Formulation of Local Housing Strategies A Critical Evaluation by Chris Nicol The Formulation of Local Housing Strategies A Critical Evaluation

Housing provision is a major dilemma for local authorities. There is currently a huge demand for more housing, while increasing environmental, economic and political pressures must be considered when local authorities develop their policies. This remarkable volume investigates how local...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

Rapport Economique sur l'Afrique 2017 L'Industrialisation et l'Urbanisation au Service de la Transformation de l'Afrique by United Nations: Economic Commission for Africa Rapport Economique sur l'Afrique 2017 L'Industrialisation et l'Urbanisation au Service de la Transformation de l'Afrique

L'edition de 2017 du Rapport economique sur l'Afrique portera sur les liens entre l'industrialisation et l'urbanisation. L'urbanisation est une des grandes tendances qui influent profondement sur les dimensions sociales, economiques et environnementales de la croissance et de la transformation en...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

New Dimensions in Community Well-Being by Patsy Kraeger New Dimensions in Community Well-Being

This volume addresses new innovations in quality of life and well-being from the perspectives of the individual, society and community. It aggregates the perspectives, research questions, methods and results that consider how quality of life is influenced in our modern...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/06/2017

Agile Actors on Complex Terrains Transformative Realism and Public Policy by Graham (University of Bath, UK) Room Agile Actors on Complex Terrains Transformative Realism and Public Policy
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This book assesses the value and relevance of the literature on complex systems to policy-making, contributing to both social theory and policy analysis. For this purpose it develops two key ideas: agile action and transformative realism. The book takes some...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

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