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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 31 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. Civil Society and Participatory Governance

    Municipal Councils and Social Housing Programs in Brazil

    By Maureen M. Donaghy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Latin American Politics

    Democratic institutions should promote accountability of government officials to the needs of citizens. Civil society plays a role in exposing corruption as well as in communicating the needs of low-income residents to officials. Neither the institutions of representative democracy nor the presence...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Risk of Social Policy?

    The electoral consequences of welfare state retrenchment and social policy performance in OECD countries

    By Nathalie Giger

    The Risk of Social Policy? uses a comparative perspective to systematically analyse the effects of social policy reforms and welfare state retrenchment on voting choice for the government. It re-examines twenty elections in OECD countries to show if and how social policy issues drive elections....

    Published April 27th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Childhood Citizenship, Governance and Policy

    The politics of becoming adult

    By Sana Nakata

    Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

    Debates about children’s rights not only concern those things that children have a right to have and to do but also our broader social and political community, and the moral and political status of the child within it. This book examines children’s rights and citizenship in the USA, UK and...

    Published March 27th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Economic Crisis and Austerity in Southern Europe

    Threat or Opportunity for a Sustainable Welfare State

    Edited by Maria Petmesidou, Ana Marta Guillén

    Series: South European Society and Politics

    Southern Europe has been hit hard by the global economic crisis and, as such, their welfare states have come under acute strain. Unmet need has sharply increased while significant welfare reforms and deep social spending cuts have been prominent in the crisis management solutions implemented by...

    Published March 26th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Inclusive Growth, Development and Welfare Policy

    A Critical Assessment

    Edited by Reza Hasmath

    Series: Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy

    The recent global financial crisis has increased the scope of poverty and inequality. The gap between the richest and poorest nations has become wider. National income inequality has also been on the rise. The prospect of a shift in designing and implementing development and welfare policies is...

    Published March 5th 2015 by Routledge

  6. The Politics of Foster Care Administration in the United States

    By Rebecca H. Padot

    Series: Routledge Research in Public Administration and Public Policy

    Government-by-proxy and intergovernmental relations profoundly affect the public administration of foster care. Using examples from foster care systems in the states of Delaware, Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, Rebecca Padot eloquently combines a rigorous methodology and theory work to expose...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. A Brighter Future

    Improving the Standard of Living Now and for the Next Generation

    By Richard P. F. Holt, Daphne Greenwood

    As the United States continues its slow climb out of the Great Recession, it is important to focus on new directions to improve the standard of living in America. This book explores what is behind a faltering standard of living in the United States since the early 1980s and what can be done to...

    Published July 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 4th 2014 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Market Expansion and Social Dumping in Europe
    Edited by Magdalena Bernaciak
    To Be Published June 10th 2015
  2. Power, Politics and the Emotions: Impossible Governance?
    By Shona Hunter
    To Be Published June 17th 2015
  3. Risk, Uncertainty and Policy
    Edited by Patrick Brown, Anna Olofsson
    To Be Published September 4th 2015
  4. Poverty, Income and Social Protection: International Policy Perspectives
    Edited by Richard Hoefer, James Midgley
    To Be Published September 20th 2015
  5. Governmentality after Neoliberalism
    Edited by MARK BEVIR
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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