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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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 February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Poverty, Income and Social Protection

    International Policy Perspectives

    Edited by Richard Hoefer, James Midgley

    This book provides insights into the way social protection policy is being redefined as a result of the new commitment by governments around the world to use these programs to reduce poverty. The case studies presented show how innovations in social protection have emerged in different countries....

    Published November 20th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Direct Democracy and Minority Rights

    A Critical Assessment of the Tyranny of the Majority in the American States

    By Daniel Lewis

    Series: Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

    This book conclusively demonstrates that direct democracy—institutions like the ballot initiative and the referendum—endangers the rights of minorities and perpetuates a tyranny of the majority. While advocates of direct democracy advocate that these institutions protect citizens from corrupt...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge

  9. New Visions for Market Governance

    Crisis and Renewal

    Edited by Kate Macdonald, Shelley Marshall, Sanjay Pinto

    Series: Challenges of Globalisation

    The financial crisis of 2008-2009 and the "Great Recession" that it precipitated highlight a number of important questions about the governance of contemporary capitalism. How do shortcomings in existing market governance institutions help to account for trends of rising economic inequality and...

    Published May 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  10. Employment, Inequality and Globalization

    A Continuous Concern

    Edited by Rolph van der Hoeven

    The nature of globalization and the fallout from the international financial crisis have brought profound changes to societies and economies around the world. This book documents that, over the last two decades, the growth of nonstandard and informal employment has led to greater inequalities. This...

    Published May 16th 2012 by Routledge