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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 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. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights

    Edited by Patricia Hynes, Michele Lamb, Damien Short, Matthew Waites

    New Directions in the Sociology of Human Rights is a contribution to both sociology and to human rights research, particularly where these are directed towards challenging power relations and inequalities in contemporary societies. It expands and develops the sociology of human rights as a...

    Published August 19th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Globalizing Human Rights

    Emerging Issues and Approaches

    Edited by Charles Anthony Smith

    This collection presents a comprehensive engagement of issues of human rights in an increasingly globalized world. As the role of the rule of law has moved beyond the confines of the state and beyond the interactions of states, how and when law protects human rights has become a central issue of...

    Published July 8th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Social Protection in Developing Countries

    Reforming Systems

    Edited by Katja Bender, Markus Kaltenborn, Christian Pfleiderer

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Development Studies

    Providing universal access to social protection and health systems for all members of society, including the poor and vulnerable, is increasingly considered crucial to international development debates. This is the first book to explore from an interdisciplinary and global perspective the reforms...

    Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Defending Democracy and Securing Diversity

    Edited by Christian Leuprecht

    Old sergeants say, "we're here to defend democracy, not to practice it!" But are they right? The special mandate with which defence and security organizations are tasked imposes unique constraints with respect to the accommodation of diversity which differs from those faced by any other public or...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge