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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 25 new and published books in the subject of Social Policy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Health Care Policy and Opinion in the United States and Canada

    By Richard Nadeau, Éric Bélanger, François Pétry, Stuart N Soroka, Antonia Maioni

    Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

    Heated debate surrounds the topic of health care in both the US and in Canada. In each country, these debates are based in some measure on perceptions about health care in their neighboring country. The perceptions held by Canadians about the US health care system, or those held by Americans about...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Politics of Segmentation

    Party Competition and Social Protection in Europe

    By Georg Picot

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

    When political parties make policy decisions they are influenced by the competition they face from other parties. This book examines how party competition and party systems affect reforms of social protection. Featuring a historical comparison of Italy and Germany post-1945, the book shows how a...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach

    An Interdisciplinary Dialogue

    Edited by Diane Elson, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Polly Vizard

    Among several contesting views about the purpose of development and how progress should be evaluated, human rights and capabilities (or human development) stand out as two approaches that are concerned first and foremost with the well-being of individuals, their freedom, dignity and empowerment....

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Role of Business in the Development of the Welfare State and Labor Markets in Germany

    Containing Social Reforms

    By Thomas Paster

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Political Economy of the Welfare State

    This book assesses the role of employers in the development of welfare state and labour market institutions. Building on an in-depth analysis of Germany, a market economy known to often provide economic benefits to firms, this book explores one of the most contested issues in the comparative and...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The American Welfare State

    A Practical Guide

    By Brian Glenn

    Through a practical introduction to the policies of the American welfare state—a wide-ranging subject much discussed but seldom described—this concise volume details the four main areas of social welfare policy: housing assistance, nutrition assistance, income assistance, and medical assistance. In...

    Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Morality Policies in Europe

    Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence

    Edited by Christoph Knill

    Series: Journal of European Public Policy Special Issues as Books

    The regulation of issues like abortion, euthanasia, gun control, same-sex unions, pornography, prostitution, drugs, or gambling is commonly referred to a special class of so called morality policies. The distinctive feature of these policies is that politics are shaped by conflicts over first...

    Published November 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Reconstructing Social Justice

    By Lauretta Conklin Frederking

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    The rhetoric of social justice is commonplace but increasingly it means little more than a tag line or a punctuation point. Reconstructing Social Justice presents a new framework for social justice that will change the way people think about social justice and change the way people implement social...

    Published October 31st 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Millennium Development Goals: Challenges, Prospects and Opportunities

    Edited by Nana Poku, Jim Whitman

    Series: ThirdWorlds

    As the 15-year Millennium Development Goals approach their conclusion, we can now measure their larger successes and failures in more than ‘snapshot’ fashion; and we can begin to consider how best to shape the international development agenda for the coming decades based on what we have learned....

    Published October 30th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Welfare Reform in East Asia

    Towards Workfare

    Edited by Chak Kwan Chan, Kinglun Ngok

    Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

    In many Western countries, social welfare payments are increasingly being made conditional on recipients doing voluntary work or attending job training courses, a system known as "welfare-to-work" or "workfare". Although social welfare in Asia is very different to the West, with much smaller social...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Managing Social Change and Social Policy in Greater China

    Welfare Regimes in Transition

    Edited by Ka Ho Mok, Maggie K. W. Lau

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    East Asia is at the heart of the global economic transformation, and the countries of the region are witnessing rapidly changing labour markets, alongside the pressure to cut production costs and lower taxes in order to become successful ‘competition states’. These changes have resulted in...

    Published October 23rd 2013 by Routledge