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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 895 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. Alcohol and Public Policy

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This innovative collection of new perspectives on this critically...

    Published August 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. International Perspectives on Elder Abuse

    Edited by Amanda Phelan

    Series: Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

    Elder abuse has been increasingly recognised over the past ten years in many countries and progress has been made in both understanding and addressing the issue. This volume provides a much-needed international overview of the topic. Opening with an examination of what elder abuse is, Amanda Phelan...

    Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Social Problems in the UK

    An Introduction

    By Stuart Isaacs, David Blundell, Anne Foley, Norman Ginsburg, Brian McDonough, Dan Silverstone, Tara Young

    Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas,...

    Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Migration Theory

    Talking across Disciplines, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Caroline B. Brettell, James F. Hollifield

    During the last decade the issue of migration has increased in global prominence and has caused controversy among host countries around the world. To remedy the tendency of scholars to speak only to and from their own disciplinary perspective, this book brings together in a single volume essays...

    Published August 25th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Doing Probation Work

    Identity in a Criminal Justice Occupation

    By Rob Mawby, Anne Worrall

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice

    A great deal has been written about the political, policy and practice changes that have shaped probation work but little has been written on the changes to occupational cultures and the ways in which probation workers themselves view their role. This book fills that gap by exploring the meaning of...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Victimology (Routledge Revivals)

    The Victim and the Criminal Justice Process

    By Sandra L. Walklate

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1989, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of the victims of crime and the way in which they are treated in society generally, and in the criminal justice process in particular. The study of victims of crime is important to academics, the wider community...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Enterprising Initiatives in the Experience Economy

    Transforming Social Worlds

    Edited by Britta Timm Knudsen, Dorthe Refslund Christensen, Per Blenker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

    Over the last decade, the close relationship between culture and economy - or "the experience economy" – has risen on the agenda. Although there is an established research field for analysing the economic impact of entrepreneurship, there is currently a limited amount of research that...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Nature, Choice and Social Power

    By Erica Schoenberger

    We are at an environmental impasse. Many blame our personal choices about the things we consume and the way we live. This is only part of the problem. Different forms of social power - political, economic and ideological - structure the choices we have available. This book analyses how we make...

    Published August 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Understanding Gender Based Violence

    National and international contexts

    Edited by Nadia Aghtaie, Geetanjali Gangoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    This book aims to bring together the pioneering research on gender based violence that has been conducted by the Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. Topics discussed include violence in young people’s relationships, prostitution policy,...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Welfare and the Welfare State

    Present and Future

    By Bent Greve

    The welfare state plays a key role in people’s everyday lives in developed societies. At the same time, the welfare state is contested and there are constant discussions on how and to what degree the state should intervene, influence and have an impact on the development of society. Recent years...

    Published August 18th 2014 by Routledge