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You are currently browsing 11–20 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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  1. 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 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2013 by Routledge

  4. 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 November 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. 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 31st 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 29th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 24th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 20th 2013 by Routledge

  9. 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 9th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 5th 2013 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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